Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I Voted!

Those of you who know me well know I am not a morning person, but I was in line at 5:40 this morning to cast my ballot. Please vote today. The lines are loooooong...so go early and be prepared to wait.

11 comments:

  1. Good for you Kate! I have a feeling you didn't sleep at all did you? ;o)

    Let's hope all goes well today. They world is witnessing this as well.

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  2. FIVE FORTY!!! Your candidate certainly deserves to win :)

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  3. We did early voting this year to avoid the crowds today, but it was still quite busy.

    Here's hoping for a better America no matter who wins.

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  4. Hooray for you! My county is having its last voting at the polls. Mail-in votes are our future. Not sure I like that. Something is missing when you don't go to the polls....

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  5. I voted too! I didn't have to wait because we went at 2pm.

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  6. five in the morning Kathleen!!! yikes...great to hear that you voted!!

    Hugs
    Diana

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  7. I think it's interesting that everyone cautiously avoids mentioning who they voted for. I voted too. But last week in the "early vote thingy". Did you go to Grant Park?

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  8. Hi Bill...not everyone avoids saying who they voted for, and I thought about posting it. I even thought about complaining on my blog about the fact that I later found out that the ballot I was given was for the wrong county (no wonder none of us saw questions on the ballot that pertained to us locally) and my ballot - along with hundreds of others who waited in line before the sun was up - was rendered VOID. I also thought about saying that I was actually STILL UP from the night before when I went to vote because I am so overwhelmed with work deadlines, had pulled an all-nighter, and I wanted to be sure to get to the polls and vote because I was concerned I would be too exhausted later. The question always is....what to edit in order to keep my blog focused on what its main purpose is (for me), which is my life in ART.

    I think sometimes, especially after the last 8 years, people are afraid to get fooled, screwed, lied to or conned again. And politics can get so ugly. I struggled carefully with my choice of who I was going to vote for until late last week. For the past 2 years - and most especially recently - I have had relatives and "friends" forward the most negative and destructive emails to me to try to twist my vote in favor of "their guy", because their candidate suits their best interest. As if I cannot think for myself and needed their guidance. And as if MY vote was the determining favor in the election. LOL. (unfortunately, it turns out it did not count)

    Sadly, we as a nation are in such a horrible bind right now, I know not one person alone can bail us out, and it will likely get worse before it gets better. When all was said and done, I saw a lot of wisdom in the team which Barack Obama has chosen for himself. I voted for Barack Obama.

    No, I was not down at Grant Park last night. But you could feel the energy in the air all around. Very exciting...wish I had been able to go.

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  9. Good words Kate. Sorry about your vote. We could've used it here in Tennessee.

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  10. I voted early too and then spent the rest of the day snorkeling and watching fish ... but of course, I had my iPhone and we kept checking the polls throughout they day. For the record, I voted to Barack Obama as well ... but I figure you already knew that. :)

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  11. I'm english and had a wonderful surprise when Barack won! It's a very exciting time.x

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