I voted. Also, donuts.

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.

Go Vote

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.


Vote today.

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.

Please Vote! …for Barack Obama

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.