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at the risk of sounding corny as hell, it felt good to vote this morning. aside from moderate enthusiasm for deval, i’ve never voted for anyone rather than against someone. even when i voted for barry o in the primary, i wasn’t totally won over and was equally driven by anti-hillary sentiment.
in any case, i’m drunk on the kool-aid now and looking forward to the drama coming to an end – not only the drama of the election but the psychodrama lunacy of the last eight years.
so yeah. hopefully today is a good day.
and vote YES on Question Two because true patriots love soft-core drugs!
I tried to vote this morning, heading down the block to my local polling place. There were at least 2,000 people waiting in line to vote — far more than I’ve ever seen at any polling place at any time in any city ever. I had to bag out because I had a 10 a.m. meeting at work. I hope the line has calmed down by this evening when I try again.
But to your real point, I agree wholeheartedly. I still have questions about whether Obama’s momentum would sustain him enough to actually make some progress early in his term — and I think John McCain, despite his campaign tactics, would be a tolerable moderate Republican president — but this is the first time I’ve ever been presented a choice that I have absolutely no reservations about. He may not be as perfect as many of us would like to believe, but his background, intelligence, and detailed grasp of the issues sold me a long time ago.
We strolled out to our polling place this morning just after 7 a.m. when it opened, and there were easily 400 people in line already. Gonna try and pull the lever this afternoon after work. I just hope Bob Barr appreciates me standing in line for hours and hours. Kidding !
Cynthia McKinney FTW!!
A week ago I told Mrs. Ellis and Perry Ellis Sr. this election would be a landslide for Obama, for one reason – no-one accounted for the black voter turnout in their pre-election predictions. But today we’re seeing three and four generations of African Americans–some of whom had never once voted–lining up at the polls.
Though I disagree with Paxman’s assessment of a McCain presidency–I think he’s a loose cannon in the worst sense of the phrase–I couldn’t agree more with this:
“[Obama’s] background, intelligence and detailed grasp of the issues sold me a long time ago.”
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