Every time I drive past the Seminole Hard Rock Casino on I-4, there’s a little queasiness in my stomach.
That’s because I am a gambler who really doesn’t gamble anymore. And the unease I feel is some sort of psychosomatic leftover from my hard days as a gambler.
Put me next to a slot machine, I’m gonna pull the lever.
Along the same lines, if it’s Election Day, I’m gonna make some predictions. I can’t help myself.
So here are my predictions in St. Petersburg’s primary elections.
In the mayor’s race: Rick Baker 51.5 percent, Rick Kriseman 42.5 percent. Tomato cans 6 percent.
In the race for City Council District 6, no one is smart enough to nail the percentages, but I believe either Robert Blackmon or Gina Driscoll take up one slot and Maria Scruggs fills the other.
Polls close at 7 p.m. We’ll know soon thereafter whether I should stop making predictions the same way I stopped gambling.