I do not expect Marin to vote for Romney. Indeed, if I had to predict the race, I would say that Romney has a snowball’s chance in Hell of taking Marin. Nevertheless, something interesting is happening in Marin: No new bumper stickers.
Marin-ites do have Obama/Biden bumper stickers, but they’re almost all leftovers from the 2008 campaign. I think I’ve only seen about ten or twenty stickers for the 2012 election.
I’m not prepared to say whether Marin’s naked bumpers bespeak apathy or over-confidence. I just believe that either condition might depress voter turn out. I also hope in my heart of hearts that, if we are indeed l0oking at apathy, we’re seeing voters who, while they would never dream of voting for Romney, have already made piece with a decision not to vote for Obama.