Monday, November 3, 2008


I was out canvassing today (or, more properly, reminding people to vote and leaving information about their polling places), and I'm nervous and excited and terrified and buzzing with energy. I'm also exhausted and getting a cold, but I still wanted to post a quick reminder before I collapse for the night with all my fingers and toes crossed.

Please vote, if you haven't already. Make sure all your friends have voted. Remind people on the street to vote. If you can, volunteer to help out tomorrow at a polling center near you to make sure voters aren't disenfranchised and to encourage people to hold out even if the lines are long.

The time for change is now.

Also, my sincerest condolences to Obama and his family for the loss his 86-year-old grandmother Madelyn Dunham. Barack and his sister issued a statement. Such a tragedy that she didn't live to see the election, but how wonderful that she lived to see her grandson achieve so much already.


Dr. Jay SW said...

Obama's grandmother's death at just this moment is so truly sad...and it's amazing to see the hatred pouring out in some of the on-line message boards. Then, a movement based on hatred sees its hateful dreams and hopes coming on bad times, so what else can we expect? I'm almost nostalgic for a month or so ago when I could laugh (if nervously) at Sarah Palin's ignorance, before she showed her true stripes as the most overtly hateful demagogue to come this close to the presidency in many years. This election it seems has really come down to a contest between the nation's better ideals and hope and its worst ignorance and bigotry.

Shit, I gotta get to bed, too, so I can get up and vote in the morning....

Unknown said...

I am so excited and so scared and so hopeful all at once!

I already voted, now I just have to sit back and wait... fingers crossed!