Last night we got together with some like-minded neighbors to kvetch about the election. It was tons of fun, and we are eternally grateful to the host for tracking us down (she showed up at our door with an invitation, based on our yard signs). Then this morning we got up before the crack of dawn to bundle the kids into the car and go vote. We actually got there before the polling place opened (6 am!) and there was already a line of forty or fifty people. We voted, I dropped everyone off at home to get dressed, and I went and got celebratory donuts.
It has been a good day so far.
Please, exercise your right to vote.
Take your kids to show them how important it is.
And then get donuts.
If there was one, single thing we could do to make our country better, this would be it: ensure that every eligible voter has the right, and understands the duty, to vote. Every voter, every vote. Can you imagine the upheaval if our representative government was actually elected by everyone it represented, not just the ones with the education, the means, and the empowerment to get out and vote?
In the meantime, won’t you be sure to vote tomorrow? Even your vote counts for something.
Today is Super Tuesday. Today, if you live in one of the Super Tuesday states, you should go out and vote in your primary, or attend a caucus. Make your opinion known. Some of you didn’t do that last time, and we ended up with John Kerry. Please don’t let us end up with another bad candidate who can’t win. Go out and seize your candidate by the collar (metaphorically, please) and let him or her know that you want to stomp the snot out of the Republicans in November. Thank you.
Let me preface by urging you to go out and vote tomorrow, regardless of who you support. Unless you’re one of Huck’s Army, then please stay home. If you’re a devout Ron Paul supporter, do go, just to entertain the MittCains. Our entire family (me, wife, five-year-old, and 20-month-old) will be going to caucus here in Kansas.
That said. Won’t you consider caucus-voting for Barack Obama? That’s who we’ll be going to support. I can’t speak for my wife, but I’m going in order to vote against Billary as much as to support Obama. Here’s why, in a nutshell. I think McCain will beat her in the general election. I dislike her brand of anything-to-win politics (though I don’t really believe Obama is above that, the tactics Clinton has pulled out in NH and SC, and FL and MI make me think of her as Rove-like). I think the nation will not welcome her as President, I think we will remain divided, blue vs. red. And I’m tired of all of those things.
Thank you for your time.
P.S., I got the “Vote” thing here.