I just wanted to let everyone know that I’m voting for Obama. I live in Indiana, and for the first time in a very long time, it looks like there’s a chance the state won’t go to the Republicans. If Indiana turns blue, I’ll be so damn proud…
As my father in-law, who usually votes Republican, says, “That Obama is the only game in town.”
I’m in Texas and I’m voting Obama. If I can vote for our guy in arguably the most hopelessly Republican state in the union, you lazy fuckers that happen to live in wing states can get out there and do it too. Now go!
I’m in England, so I’ll pretty much be getting drunk. Try not to stuff this one up, guys.
Same cure as for invoking the Scottish Tragedy. Nice.
Amen. It ain’t over till its over. God willing, that will be soon.
Damn straight. It ain’t over ’till the last chad drops.
I voted for Obama the Friday before last (in CO). I have a bad feeling it’s going to be close, if not go the other way, and it worries me enough to know that we’ve got to keep fighting, straight through the end, mainly because I have so little confidence in so much of the American public.
As a Texan living in Canada I did the whole absentee ballot dance. Much like BitterCupOJoe, I know the state will still swing to the right. (I garnered that from a quick family poll…they all voted McCain except two of my cousins in Austin.) However, I felt it was still worth applying to vote in advance.
I appreciate my work colleagues that have held open discussions with me about the election. They seem equally concerned with the results and want Obama to win. The hype and predictions he has the election in the bag have us all on edge. They have given me permission to cry and sulk at the office on Wednesday if it goes the other way. Fingers crossed for Obama!
I’m confused. Is MGK trying to tell people who assume Obama is going to win that they have to go outside and spit? Or that we ought to go outside and spit on people who assume Obama is going to win?
As long as we’re talking politics, did anyone see this:
After a town hall meeting three weeks ago in Lakeville, Minn., when McCain was booed by supporters for telling them they should not be “scared” of Obama, his campaign stopped scheduling events at which McCain would take questions from the crowd. They made an exception last night in Peterborough, where he held a town hall forum and took questions on topics such as the financial crisis and immigration.
I’m just amused that McCain, who was attacking Obama for not agreeing to town hall-style debates in their third debate, has now given up on them.
Hrm. Forgot to add a link to that article, didn’t I? Here it is.
I think the idea was that no one should ever assume a candidate is going to win. Kerry was projected to win in ’04. If Obama supporters assume a win, they may not go out and vote- giving McCain the win. Admittedly, this year, I’m voting for Sen. McCain. I’m not happy with either candidate, and Sarah Palin scares me, but Sen. Obama dodges too many questions, and votes “present” too often. Maybe if he’d run in ’12 and voted yes or no a few more times, I’d be more comfortable. Here’s to everyone who goes out and votes. . . even if you’re like my husband, and voting Mollari/G’kar
Having a problem with the voting ‘present’ thing is understandable, but surely this is not enough for you to vote for a candidate who has a glassy-eyed anti-intellectual theocrat for a running mate. Obama is not his hype, it is highly doubtful that he brings some kind of new dawn that will take us out of the darkness that has been the past 8 years, but with Obama the door of possible improvement is open. Not as wide as I would like, but open nonetheless. With McCain the door is shut and bolted.
I just wanna know what that movie was.
And I’ll be voting Obama on the Working Families ticket. If I hear one person tell me “Obama’s got it in the bag, my vote doesn’t count blahwahbutthurt” I’ll slap ’em and drag them to the polling place with me at 8 tomorrow morning.
Obama’s “present” votes in the Illinois legislature accounted for 0.03% of his total votes cast there. Anyone who doesn’t know where he stands probably doesn’t want to.
renatria: Actually the majority of national polls predicted a Bush win in 2004.
“Eleven polls had Bush ahead in his narrow win over Kerry. Four polls had Kerry ahead and one had it even. Four of the five were within sampling error.”
the clip’s not a movie, but rather a TV show, The West Wing. Done by Aaron Sorkin, the same guy that did SportsNight and Studio 60. The first four seasons (of seven) are the best, but even the weaker stuff is better than most of the recycled crap on TV. Very much worth the viewing.
and to renatria:
as stated above, the “present” votes were cast in the Illinois legislature, not the US Senate, and accounted for a tiny fraction of Sen. Obama’s total votes cast there. It’s a BS smear concocted by those with ulterior motives. If you’ve got legitimate policy concerns with Obama, by all means vote your conscience, but don’t use a baseless charge as an excuse for not doing some research.
Ah, MGK invoked the mighty West Wing. Well done, MGK.
May I humbly request that you keep us company tomorrow lest we go STARK RAVING MAD waiting for the results?
Zurn: I think what threw everyone off (specifically those of us on the left) was Zogby’s exit poll that had Kerry winning rather easily, which more or less totally failed to match election night results.
I’m voting tomorrow (no early voting in MO, dammit), and am knocking on wood and trying not to freak out.
I live in one of the bluest of the blue states, CT, but I’ll be at the polls at 6:00 AM to make sure I can get my vote in before my meetings start at 11:00.
Thanks for the vid clip, MGK. I missed the West Wing boat when it aired, but I bought Season 1 this past weekend at a video rental store’s going out of business sale. I can’t wait to watch it.
What is it about Austin? It is like a weird little island in the midst of a sea of conservatism.
That said, Austin is an awesome place and whenever I travel through Texas I always stop there.
I did say Gov. Palin scares me, and yes, I had a lot of trouble deciding where to cast my vote this year. On a lot of my key issues, I lean more toward Sen. McCain’s positions than Sen. Obama’s. I’ve looked at both Senators voting records for the last few years, and decided I was more comfortable with Sen. McCain’s. So sue me for being a conservative most of the time 😉 My main hope is everything goes smoothly tomorrow, that chad leaves us all alone and the problems with the registrations in Ohio don’t taint returns. I don’t think either one of them is going to be some great earth shattering president, but I also don’t think either of them are likely to be destructive to the country.
SpaceSquid, we’ll try. No promises though.
So, in a burst of civic mindedness, I’ve been hiking up and down Parma, OH, for the last week knocking on doors and handing out poll information to known supporters. It’s been… fun.
Excuse me while I go outside, turn around three times, and spit.
The only thing I can figure is Austin is the state capital, so it is more likely to host a bevy of liberal thinking people. Most of your lobbyists and special interest grows flock there. From my observations Washington DC is similar.
Austin also hosts one of the largest universities (student population 50,000+)in the country, the University of Texas, which has a history of being a little lefty.
If I ever move back to the US I would like to live in Austin. My only complaint is the arts scene isn’t as strong as Houston and Dallas. The music is quite good, though.
Keep visiting there. I miss it and cannot wait to visit for the holidays!
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