Tuesday, November 04, 2008

yes we can

I have voted in every presidential election since I turned 18 years old. I voted for the winner twice and the loser twice. I think it's time for another win.
I had a big, fat grin on my face when I filled out my ballot this morning. My anxiety has been building all day. I'm about to put Jane to bed, crack open a bottle of wine, and watch the results with very very guarded optimism.

This was the first presidential election I wasn't just voting for myself. I voted for Obama for a lot of reasons today. Here are three very important ones:

It means her rights as a female won't be compromised anytime soon.

The idea of an African-American president won't be a special thing to her. It will be a normal thing.

Her country, while facing some incredibly difficult challenges, will have an aura of hope, rather than fear.

Here we go....


Shane said...

It seems that I may have to contact the voter fraud line, because as far as I know, those "I voted today" stickers are only handed out to people that actually voted...and Jane is definitely wearing one.

lgaumond said...

WooOOOooo-HOOooOOOooOOOOOO!!! That's about all I have to say now.

Well that, and, I love that picture of you and Jane. So cute!