I will now make my election prediction...and it has nothing to do with who is running for office. After the election, gas prices will rise. They've been slowly falling over the last 2 months from near 4 dollars a gallon now down to about 3.20 a gallon. Mark my words...by Thanksgiving, they will be up to around 3.60, 3.70 again. And the national experts will have some reasoning like...production is down, consumption is up as the northeast recovers from the hurricane, blah blah blah. I am certain somehow the prices are being artifically maniupulated so people have something less to be angry about going into the election. Gas prices have been stable to dropping even though Hurricane Sandy savaged the populous northeast and people can't get gas because of power outages at gas stations. Which is weird because you would think the oil companies would want people mad at anti-oil Obama, but maybe the Republican House leaders have something to do with it. Some experts predict there won't be a lot of turnover in congress this election, even though their ratings are somewhere down around those of Gerry Sandusky and Mahmoud Ahmadinijad. I am glad it's election day and it will all be over soon. I'll be up all night, like I normally am on election night, but I love it...getting results, putting them on the air at 3 a.m., knowing there aren't many listeners at that time, but the loyal few are soaking it all in. For the most part, the local races have been clean, except for the Vogel-Sawatsky House race in Willmar. Outsiders poured money in and loaded the print and airwaves with deceptions and distortions on both sides. It's a shame because I know Bruce and Mary pretty well, and some of the crap that's been run is beneath both of them. Independent Zack Liebl has been the shining star in that campaign...a bright, smart young man and veteran, he's been above the fray, but because he's a member of the Independence Party, has very little chance of winning.