Erika: “Daddy said we’re only voting for people with a “K” in their names. ‘Kerry’, ‘Kelly’….”
Ashley: “What does the ‘W’ stand for, daddy.”
Me: “Uhhhh… ‘Walcer’, with a ‘C’… shut up!” 😉
I was on line for a good 2 1/2 hours to vote.
I took my 11 year old, Erika in the booth with me. (Big Kelly Lewis fan, doncha know…).
You know what… I did my duty. I’m done.
I am so “Electioned out“, it ain’t funny.
One thing that I thought was dumb was there were several guys outside trying to pass Republican literature out to the folks on the line trying to get people to sway their votes (my impression was it was a pro-Kerry crowd of 6-1.).
In my opinion, if you were willing to brave that line to vote… a flyer and an argument with an electioneer was NOT going to change your mind.
Electioneer: “Okay, tell me why should I change my vote for Kerry? Convince me!”
Guy on line: “Look, if you’re voting for Bush, I respect that. Just as I hope you respect that I’m voting for Kerry”.
ouch. that’s gonna leave a mark.
But there’s a lesson there.
I’ve come to learn that my friends are really really smart. Some are voting for Bush. Some are voting for Kerry. And they are doing so with damn good reasons.
Some people (who I’d rather not name them or their sites) have burned their bridges beyond REPAIR for the sake of their guy. Me? Quite frankly, I’d rather see my guy lose, than lose any of my friends. People stopping by here has respected my choices, as I hope they know I’ve respected theirs.
I’m registered as “Non Partisan”. Been one for five years now. I’m no longer a Republican, and I sure as hell will never become a Democrat. I vote for who I believe will be the best person for the job.
No matter who wins tonight, I ASSURE you the sun will still rise again, and the earth will continue to spin…
And I will be as BRUTAL in satire to the winner over the next four years as I have been to Clinton and Bush in the past. This I vow.
With that said… may the lesser evil win.