Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Don't forget to vote!

I don't know how you could possibly forget, but you never know. I just returned from what must be the quietest polling place in America. It was so deserted, in fact, that when I pulled into the empty parking lot I stopped for a moment to consider whether they might have changed my polling place without giving me the forwarding address. Nope. The little American flag at the door caught my eye. I was the only person voting. It took me all of 30 seconds. As I was leaving, another woman with a toddler in tow was looking around questioningly as she got out of her car. I assured her that the polling place was open despite the lack of crowds.

Just think, it will all be over in a few short hours. Make sure you don't miss your chance to be heard. Vote. Now.

And, if you've got an Election Day story to share, or a prediction, please do so in the comment section.

9 comments:

Dennis said...

Mr. Obama's Neighborhood...

From Jack Tapper's blog from ABC News blog this a.m., courtesy of Drudge:

"CHICAGO, Ill. -- Among the other voters who have shown up to vote at Shoesmith Elementary School this morning, where Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., will vote: Louis Farrakhan and William Ayers.

Seriously.

Welcome to the South Side of Chicago."

A.L. said...

I stopped to vote at 6:15 a.m. this morning. I was amazed at how many people showed up at that hour to cast their ballot. I hope EVERYONE gets out there.

dmh said...

The line at the Boston Public Library was an hour long. I assume the short lines in upstate NY reflect disaffected McCain voters who believe the polls.
Actually,Drudge to the contrary, as U.S. citizens, Farrakhan and Ayers are allowed to vote, just as Pat Robertson and David Duke are.

Michele B. said...

One step forward for mankind, one giant step backwards for our unborn babies. We need to pray!

Bill said...

Re: dmh's comment. Intersting how often liberals go after the character of someone they disagree with and not the person's actual words. Dennis never said, never implied, that Louis Farrakhan and William Ayers, could not or should not vote. His point was to remind us that among Obama's high profile supporters are an avowed anti-Semite and an individual known in the past as an advocate of violence. Pretty simple point. Also, I haven't seen the names of Pat Robertson and David Duke in the news for some time and have never read or heard anything about their support of John McCain (I would suspect they are not among his big fans.)

To Michele B: Very well said.

Amy R. said...

I am one very sad and frightened American today......President Obama?.....just does not jive with me. Sorry, just "my right to be an American opinion".

dmh said...

Re: Bill's comment:
Interesting how quickly people jump to labels. Since when is defending David Duke's right to vote a sure sign of being a "liberal."
By the way, nor have I seen Farrakhan or Ayers on the stump for Obama.

bill said...

To dmh: My apologies for jumping to conclusions and labeling you a "liberal." (That's a label no one seems to like so it wasn't nice of me to pin it on you, someone I don't even know and whose political persuasion I couldn't possibly deduce from your comments.) And how could I know whether you were being defensive about "dennis'" comment associating Louis Farakhan and William Ayers with President-Elect Obama, or just defending David Duke's right to vote. Again, sorry.

Dennis said...

DMH--My posting of the ABC News item could hardly be interpreted as questioning the right to vote for Minister Farrakhan and Mr. Ayers. It was simply to point out the oddity of these two lightning rods voting in the very polling place where the Obamas voted. I thought it was funny. Certainly as American citizens they have the right to vote, even Mr. Ayers, who advocated the violent overthrow of the government and conducted a bombing spree for which he has said he is unrepentent and boastfully declared himself "guilty as hell -- free as a bird."