03 November 2008 by Published in: General musings 5 comments

Tomorrow is election day. Tomorrow will be a truly historic election. We will either elect a black man president for the first time, or we will elect a woman vice president for the first time. Either way, the American political landscape will never be the same again.

Susan and I went and cast our ballots early, three weeks ago. We had no lines, and we stepped right up and did our civic duty. I feel badly for those who will be stuck in long lines tomorrow, but it WILL be worth the trouble.

I don’t care whether you vote for McCain, Barr, Obama, or Nader (well, I actually do, but I’m not going to preach at you about the candidates or tell you who I think you should vote for–that’s not the purpose of this post). Just do it. Go. Do your civic duty and vote. I firmly believe that those who don’t vote have no right to bitch about our political leaders, so please, whatever you do, do NOT put yourself into the category of those with no right to bitch.

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  1. Wayne Fielder
    Mon 03rd Nov 2008 at 2:31 pm

    Amen to all that! Ask your neighbors if they need help getting to the polls too! Make it a party!

  2. Tue 04th Nov 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Right on Eric!

    This is exciting!

  3. Tue 04th Nov 2008 at 2:30 pm

    It is indeed exciting. I saw some very long lines at a polling place early this morning. I think that the voter turnout here in Ohio is going to be epic.

    Go vote.


  4. Tue 04th Nov 2008 at 5:36 pm

    I LOVE living in southern Spotsylvania. They had a very organized system at my son’s school. I was there 10 minutes tops, in and out. Well done Massaponax High School! Well done!

    Participating in a historic presidential vote: Nice.
    Not having to wait in line long: Priceless!

  5. Art Bergeron
    Wed 05th Nov 2008 at 1:37 pm

    “When Allison Bitzer finished voting at 9:32 p.m. Tuesday, the classroom at Hope Reformed Presbyterian Church was filled with cheers from exhausted poll workers and poll watchers.

    “She was voter 2,262.

    “Bitzer got to the polling place for Shippensburg Township at 7:58 p.m.”

    This is a new voting location for Shippensburg, PA. The lines there were crazy all day.

    Art Bergeron

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