Tuesday, November 4, 2008

It's Election Day!

Finally the day has come! Being the political junkie that I am, as well as a Political Science major in college, I've enjoyed following this election (most of the time), and I'm glad Election Day is here so that we can elect a new President and new senate and congressional leaders and get on with our lives.

I just came from voting. It reminded me of why democracy is such a wonderful blessing, and not to be corny, but I really am thankful to live in this great country. I didn't go with my backup plan to write in Mitt Romney's name. Instead, I ended up voting for John McCain. I decided within the last few days to vote for him, and the issue that decided it for me was abortion. It was the blogosphere, and in particular my blog friends Cheryl and Dolly and the YouTube videos they posted on their blogs about it, that persuaded me to vote for McCain over Obama. I guess I'm officially a 21st-century voter now because YouTube and the blogosphere ended up being influential in my vote!

I'm about 95% sure that Obama will win today, but my vote still counts for something, at least to me personally, and that's why everyone who can should go out and vote today. It does matter. I'm looking forward to watching the election returns tonight. It only happens once every four years and it's this political junkie's idea of a good time. Happy Voting to you!

10 comments:

Laura said...

That's who I am voting for too. And abortion is the kicker for me too.

rachel said...

Good for you- I'm on my way to vote right now :)

Alyson (New England Living) said...

I just love that the schools are closed on election day. It makes it that much more difficult to actually go vote. How annoying!!

I'm totally NOT telling who I'm voting for. Just feel like it's too personal. Sound weird? That's ok. I'm weird.

Kristina P. said...

I'll be voting in about an hour!

Karolynn said...

I voted that way too. I am so glad you did some last minute pondering. That shows how much you do love your country! You are right, O will win.

buffyvandabailey said...

I love election day. It's like a holiday for me. No matter what the results.

I'm just bummed I don't have cable, so I can't watch the endless coverage during the day.

dougandcheryl said...

We just got back a little while ago. It is a really good feeling to be there seeing all the people voicing their opinions whether they agree with me or not- it is a little reminder of how blessed we are to live in a country where we do have a say in what happens. Thanks for the shout out by the way!

Donna said...

It's okay Alyson, I know you're voting for either Obama or McCain. Ha ha. Some people are totally open about their choice and others are private about it, and both are fine.

I feel the same way about Election Day too, Buffy. It's worth having cable just for that!

Brooke said...

I am also glad its election day today even though I cant vote. I just hate how on the bus people will be screaming Obama or Mcain. It gets annoying. I even saw a few fights! :-( Now I dont have to deal with that because some people come up to me and i ask who im voteing for. I SAY NO ONE. tHERE LIKE WHY, AND I SAY BECAUSE IM NOT 18. I dont like saying who i would vote for either just like my mom because I just dont know how to explain it. If you go on my blog and to commets and go to anas blog, she was interviewing me on wich president i want and i said no commet. Oh and theres a post on my blog interviewing her about who she wants for president.

Blog Buddy said...

Abortion is always my top issue-and I'm glad I had an influence for the good! It's not that I do not like Obama as a person. It's the issues I do not agree with. One day, when we meet the little ones who didn't have a voice here on earth-we'll have know we did the right thing.