January 28, 2008

The Beauty of America

I donít know how it is in the other states, but right now in Florida, it is politically insane. Our primaries are tomorrow. I have been voting for 24 years and NEVER EVER in my memory do I recall anything like the frantic energy that is encircling our primaries.

Today I think I got no less than 10 political phone calls. I got a call from everyone except from the Huckabee camp. One after the other, call after call, everyone wants my vote.

I didnít vote early or by absentee. I donít trust Palm Beach County to get it right. They already screwed up the absentee ballot and forgot to put how much postage was required to return it. They caught it and made a deal with the postmaster that theyíd still be deliveredÖ at the expense of the taxpayer. Our newspaper even did an article on how if you want to make sure your vote counts, and you live in Palm Beach County, show up on ELECTION day. How scary is that?

And so Iíll take my boys. Weíll go after all school activities. I need to reiterate the importance. My husband who NEVER votes in the primaries, is voting in this one. I donít know anyone not voting this go. Everyone I know will be out in full force.

Everyone.

Tomorrow will be interesting. Iím kind of excited. Iím not in love with any of the candidates, but itís a real election. A real contest.

Iím glad Iím an American.

If you live in FloridaÖ VOTE TOMORROW!!! (Or today, if youíre reading this on TuesdayÖ)

Posted by Boudicca at January 28, 2008 09:17 PM | TrackBack
Comments

I will be voting tomorrow, of course. So will the hub. Hopefully the calls will stop now... My phone has never rung so much... ;)

Posted by: pam at January 28, 2008 09:43 PM

I will go when I get out of work. We were even getting calls at work yesterday.

Posted by: Cindy at January 29, 2008 05:45 AM

Ok, I'm thinking 10am will be a good time to vote. Though Tot might not be too happy about it.

Posted by: vw bug at January 29, 2008 06:10 AM

I know excatly what you are going through. Here in Iowa we are finishing our 12 step withdrawl program. It takes a lot to get rid of 3 years of campaigning before the "big one" begins. It's never gone, really...

Posted by: Jody at January 29, 2008 08:55 AM

I got a lot of calls too. I was about to disconnect the phone, some McCain caller fouled up a REALLY cool dream yesterday.....

So with all that interest, I was surprised to find my precinct nearly empty when I voted this morning at 9:30. I was the only one using any of the 10 machines as I made my choices. People were coming and going bit by bit, but no crowds by any means. I've seen MUCH more activity there at other elections.

Posted by: George at January 29, 2008 10:44 AM

Y'know, I'm tempted to vote for whatever candidate that DOESN'T call me with one of those annoying robo-phone messages. Actually, I think that would be a good issue to campaign on. "The people of America will NEVER get one of those stupid automated phone calls telling them to vote for me!!" That one should bring down the house. At least mine.

Posted by: diamond dave at January 29, 2008 04:32 PM