I'm heading out to the polls soon.
I'm sixty years old and this is the first election where I will be voting FOR someone rather than voting against the candidate I dislike the most.
I bet a lot of Americans feel that way today - whether your choice is McCain or Obama. That has its unfortunate side: it means that the country is deeply divided, but it is good not to have the usual Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee to choose from.
Whoever wins is going to have a tough row to hoe. Honestly, I'm fairly pessimistic about America's future even if my choice does win. There's just so much wrong and it is so hard to effect real change..
But that doesn't mean we shouldn't try. We need to pull ourselves up again. Do your part: get out and vote.
(10:30 AM at teeny Precinct 1 in my town. Big turnout.)
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