Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election '08

I can't believe it. It's finally here. After 2 LONG years of campaigning, the election day is finally today. After ALL the ads, ALL the mail and ALL the phone calls, it's coming to an end. The lines at the polling places, here in Camarillo, were quite long. I was rather surprised to see the turn out. Democracy at work. We voted, but we did it by absentee ballot. Much easier. No waiting in line.

Mischelle liked the McCain/Palin ticket but I went with Obama/Biden ticket, so we just cancelled out each others' vote. They said with all the money being spent, it figured to be about $10 for every vote, so they just spent $20 for nothing.

It's official. We have our first black President. I hope with his election we can move more to the center and find more common ground and compromise than the last eight years. McCain gave a gracious speech in accepting defeat and Obama in his winning speech, talked of bringing a country together. Yes we can.

The other big issue here in California is the gay marriage proposition. The polls are not closed here, so they won't show the results until late tonight or tomorrow. The turnout at the polls broke records here in LA. Good for us. I admired Belize for their embrace of democracy and the high voter turnout. They take their politics seriously. I look forward to watching their elections. At least they don't have as much money to spend on advertising.

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