Voting (Warning: Politics Ahead)

I’ve already filled out my ballot. Going to take it to the town office this afternoon on my way home from work. In the end, I ended up voting for Obama. I’ll admit that even up to the point in time when I was about to mark my choice, I still wasn’t convinced. The man’s a little too bright and sunshiny when it comes to the promises he’s making to America, and I really wonder what he’ll actually be able to get done in office. That said, McCain’s campaign has left me pretty disgusted even since the primaries. Faithful blog readers know that I was rooting for Romney, and my distaste of McCain started back then. But even since the primaries ended and the “real” campaigning began, McCain has done nothing to convince me to vote FOR him. He’s just tried to convince me to vote AGAINST Obama, and his reasons weren’t persuasive enough, in the end. But even with all of that, I still might have voted for the man, if it hadn’t been for Sarah Palin. The woman has struck me as nothing if not unprepared. She has trouble stringing together a coherent sentence at times, and . . . I could go on, but I’m just not up to it. I want this election over, one way or the other.

I honestly think my vote won’t end up mattering, though. I don’t think it’s going to be close tomorrow. Obama consistently draws crowds around 100,000 where he goes to speak. McCain’s lucky if he gets above 10,000. To me, it’s simple math. The only way this goes to McCain is if all Obama’s supporters decide not to vote, and I don’t see that happening.

In any case, I’d like to encourage you all to go out and vote. If you’re all McCain supporters and this post makes you want to go counteract my vote, please feel free. The more the country can start taking interest in and caring about the political process, the better. I don’t care who wins–so long as in four years, the country’s in a better place than it is today. I think Obama gives us the best chance of getting there, but as long as that’s where we end up, hooray.

And that’s all I want to write about today.

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