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04 November 2008 @ 16:03
Another reminder  

If you are a citizen of the United States of America, you have a little time left to...

VOTE.


Me, I mailed in my absentee ballot on October 14—the same day as the Canadian federal election. This time around, I voted with a great deal of hope and enthusiasm, especially compared to the grim determination of four years ago. This time, I think my vote will make a difference: the race is close in the state where my ballot will be counted. This time, I think my candidate has a better chance of winning. (The Comic Strip of Record has already called the election in his favour.) This time, my candidate is actually... inspiring. Barack Obama is not just the better choice; he's a really good choice. He's smart and thoughtful and principled. He both gives and commands respect. He will remind people in the United States that their government works for them, and he will remind people in other countries that the United States can be a good ally. He is part of the fulfillment of the dream of the civil rights movement. I know he won't be perfect, and he'll probably do a few things I won't agree with, but I think he's the best presidential candidate I've ever voted for, and I really hope he wins.

 
 
 
Vizcachachillyrodent on 4. November, 2008 22:36 (UTC)
I have been lumpen of throat all day. And, if this goes as it should, America will redeem itself in my eyes. A little. Okay, a lot.
Choupetteyh_tac on 5. November, 2008 04:19 (UTC)
Hear, hear. Today, for the first time ever, I wish I was American.
(Anonym) on 5. November, 2008 12:04 (UTC)
I had a lot of homework to do yesterday, and when I do homework I write the date at the top of every page. I wrote the date a lot yesterday and every time I did I got a little thrill: "oh yeah, American election day. eep."

I spent the whole day not daring to hope, but I was wrong and thank god.
w1ldc47w1ldc47 on 5. November, 2008 12:05 (UTC)
Sorry, that was me.