Do yard signs vote? No. But the people who hammer them into the earth or hang them from their homes sure do. And as I witnessed on a Fourth of July weekend journey from Seattle to Walla Walla, the only U.S. Senate candidate who seems to have any--and he's got a lot--is Tea Partier Clint Didier.
Trash Sarah Palin and her iffy endorsement record all you want, but her support at this point can only help a supposed longshot like Clint. His '70s porn star looks won't hurt either. I'll bet he has a really hairy chest too.
In other words, Rossi had better not count his chickens, as the people who actually own chickens seem to be firmly in Clint's corner.