Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Times They Are A Changin'

I was at the polling office when they opened this morning and what a great experience. I got to see the whole gamut of the process. I watched as a lady in her late 80's made a very slow walk up the driveway to cast her vote. She was aided by (possibly) a granddaughter as she took her place in line with the rest of us.
As I entered line at the booths, I was behind a kid who was clearly voting for the first time... as his mom was taking his picture! He made a loud comment about his vote for McCain and his mother chided him about vocalizing your vote while at the booth.

I have to admit, I was choked up as I watched the whole process. Seeing the people taking advantage of the democratic process from all walks of life was touching. Also, the possibility of having a black president is just so awe inspiring. I have had long conversations with Ariana about how much of an impact that victory would have on the USA and the whole world. She has a small understanding of it, but clearly has no idea how profound it could be. I already warned her that if Obama wins, expect tears from me tomorrow, as I stated from the very start that there was no way our country would vote for a black President. How amazing would it be for me to be proven wrong??? (Thank goodness for George Bush!)

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