Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Never before...

Never before has the act of voting felt so meaningful to me as it did today. When I stepped up to the table, signed my name and moved towards the booth, I felt tingles down my spine. When I stood behind that curtain and finished making choices, I stopped and stood there for a moment and let it sink in. What a historic day for our country. Rock the Vote.

8 comments:

The Whiskey said...

Yay!!

Now the wretched waiting. . .

Riffle said...

Where I now live, there are no lines -- we received our ballots in the mail a week ago and have until 8pm tonight to deposit them in the ballot box (looks like the blue post office boxes). So I experienced less election day anticipation, but definitely felt the weight and importance of the ballot decisions while enjoying my cup of Anniversary Blend at my kitchen table.

wilablog said...

That's cool. I would have scanned an image of my ballot and saved it as a piece of memorabilia. What a historic vote! And yes indeed...the wretched waiting...

Riffle said...

Just got the following text: "Due to long lines @ all voting venues today all those who would like to vote 4 Barack Obama r asked to vote on Wd, Nov 5. This text is brought to you by ACORN." Talked to the person who allegedly originated this message (i.e. it came from his phone), and he knows nothing about it. Hopefully it was meant as a joke, but regardless, pretty sad -- especially since some recipients may actually take it seriously!

Benjamin Franklin said...

"When the people find they can vote themselves money,
that will herald the end of the republic."

wilablog said...

Interesting quote. I would be curious to hear the relevance since I am having trouble connecting it right now...

wilablog said...

Ah. I decided to do a quick search around the net. Looks like this is a quote used to support the argument that Obama is "spreading the wealth." I'll let current events in the country counter this argument on their own.

SINEDDIE said...

I got stuck in a major traffic jam in CT.