Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Get out and V-O-T-E!

It's no secret I'm voting for Obama. Pardon, voted. I have my sticker to prove it. I waited for 2+ hours, but it was kind of fun, because there was an air of excitement. I was touched when I saw an elderly African-American woman come to vote because I thought "Wow, this woman probably had to sit at the back of the bus and drink from different fountains and her parents probably didn't vote, and now, she's most likely voting for a black candidate." Local news did a piece on a 105-year-old woman from Alexandria. It just reminds you to exercise your rights. One-hundred years ago, I would not have been able to vote. Some people fought long and hard so I could wait more than 2 hours to cast my ballot, and I hope I never take that for granted.



http://www.nbcwashington.com/syndication?id=33605184&path=%2Fnews%2Felections%2Flocal

2 comments:

  1. Although I've always been dutiful about voting, I became passionate about it the year I moved from Summit Hill of St. Paul, where my polling place was a spacious Episcopal church of classic beauty and I never had to wait in line, to the Uptown area of Minneapolis, where my polling place was in a housing project with loose wires hanging from the ceiling and the line was always an hour or so. I'd never before seen how our system disenfranchises the poor by making it difficult to vote -- and that got my dander up.

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  2. All I know is why I voted for Obama...and that's because I wanted someone in the office finally after 8 years who at least I wouldn't be embarrassed to hear speak. The bar was set pretty low with Bush the Second. Aside from that, I think he has good ideas and the ability to build consensus. That, and the thought that Palin could be anywhere remotely near the White House scared the shit out of me. The "keeping past hidden" and "supporting enemies" bit sounds a bit like made-up email forwards to me. Bit late to the game, too...but thanks for commenting.

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