Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Please VOTE

We’re all up early in our house with a case of Election Day jitters. As soon as the morning rush hour crowd moves through our polling place, we’ll be heading over there to vote.

I read something that struck me as the perfect description of where we are right now in this country. Ted Sorensen, former counselor to President Kennedy, recently said, “This is an unprecedented mess.”

Let’s all do the one really vital thing we can do to help all of us get through this crisis. No matter what the weather, no matter how busy your schedule, please make sure you vote.


Lori Skoog said...

We come from a small town, so the lines will not be long, but in NYC, Virginia and Florida the lines are VERY long. I believe that this will be the year where we will certainly have the highest percentage of registered voters going to the polls...They expect 80% in Rochester, and that is off the charts. From reading my Journal, I'm sure you know who I am pulling for.
(It will be 68 here and sunny which will encourage voters to get out there). I hope all your animals are doing well.

detroit dog said...

Good morning! Great message.

We were up at 5 a.m. and to the polls before 7 a.m. -- where there was a line around the block. We are going back around 9 a.m. (Perhaps the "voting before work" crowd will have finished by then.)

Voting exemplifies our human rights. And as a woman, I consider it especially important since we weren't allowed to exercise that right until less than a hundred years ago.

Trée said...

Voted early. Wouldn't have missed this one for the world. All the best Victoria. :-)

Callie said...

I was there at 7:30 am . Got in and out in 20 minutes! get'er done!

Grey Horse Matters said...

I can't wait to see how this plays out. We voted early(wish we could have voted often). Hope Siete is feeling better. I like the Ted Sorensen quote, it is an unprecedented mess we are dealing with.

C-ingspots said...

Hey good for you - we live in Oregon and have exclusive mail-in ballots so people have been voting now for weeks. Can't say just how happy I'll be for this just to be finished already!! However it turns out. We should take a moment to remember what the women went through back in the day just to have that right to voice their opinion. It really angers me when I hear folks say, I don't vote...grr

allhorsestuff said...

Yea, I voted with my husband yesterday, and the cat had a part too..she sat on her little stool, we placed for her at the table and she pawed for the ones she wanted!
She has Savvy!

smellshorsey said...

I voted. I always vote.

I'm not sure I think everyone should vote. There's no virtue in voting if you are uninformed or worse about the candidates and the issues. In fact, I think ignorant voting causes great harm.

So what did I do when I got to the four amendments on our ballot? I had studied up on three but didn't realize there was a fourth. The way it was written made no sense but I voted on it anyway. I'm sure that ill-informed choice made the world a better place.

Strawberry Lane said...

We mailed our votes in 2 weeks ago. Wouldn't miss it!

Interesting you should mention Ted Sorensen, the man who says things in such a profound way. He was a family friend when I was growing up.

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Bill Evertson said...

I know you might need a laugh. My old one (my mom) is a democrat. Even as she slips further into dementia she wanted her vote to count. She's in a nursing home - I visit three times a weeks and for the last six months her mission is to vote. She liked that black guy but could never remember his name. The election officials came and stepped back a little as I helped her make the right marks on the ballot. The laugh - on the ballot she was confused and started to fill in McCain. If I wasn't there her wishes would have been the fault of a confusing ballot- at least to a 92 year old.