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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

It's Election Day

I know it's probably cliche' to do an election post today, but I don't care.

I've voted in every presidential election and almost all state and local election since I registered at 18 years old. I've always been very proud to be a registered voter and no matter what some people may say, my vote makes a difference.

This election in particular is so exciting. In just a few hours, we will have made history in this great country. History that I am so glad to be able to be a part of. We will either have our very first African-American President or our very first female Vice-President. I won't get into my political views on how I am hoping this goes.

We are having record voter turn-outs all over this country. Could it be possible that we as Americans finally really want a change? We are all feeling the effects of the current credit crisis, the rising costs of food, gas, etc and the rollercoaster ride that Wall Street has been on. Hopefully, no matter who becomes our next President, this will changed and some laws enacted to keep some of these things from happening again. We have an uphill battle against us for sure. It may get worse before it gets better, but only time will tell.

My oldest daughter has been quite involved in this election as well. She has asked me questions about who I'm voting for and, of course, state that is who she wants to win too. I've explained to her that I have reasons for the way I am voting and that is how you make that decision. Not by following the crowd. But she is 8 years old and there is only so much she can comprehend. Her school is having a mock election and talking alot about voting and government and I am so glad. I recall participating in a mock election in 1988 when former President Bush ran against Michael Dukakis. We ever used real voting machines which was very cool to us. I hope Kaylie remebers this as well when she is older. I also hope she takes advantage of her ability to vote. I guess I will see in 10 years.

If you haven't voted yet, no matter who your chosen candidate is, get out there and vote. You can make a difference.

6 comments:

Julie said...

Abby's school did a mock election also. She has told us who she voted for twice and it's been different each time!

"J" said...

Since I moved I didn't know where I could vote?!?! I found out where this afternoon and I will go after work!!!!

We are sooooooooooooooo going to be in the history book for this election!!!!

katie said...

Excellent post!! I voted early about 2 weeks ago and did a mock election for my government students today. They are in the 7th grade and have so ridiculously excited about politics this year! I love it!

Soxy Deb said...

I have felt tht same way all day. It's just excitement, I don't know what else to call it. Just knowing we all helped to make history happen. It makes me happy to be a part of this great country.

Kelly said...

That is a great post! So very true...History has been made and us and all of our children are a part of it...how exciting!

SJ said...

WooHoo! I voted :)