Wednesday, November 05, 2008

My First Time

Yesterday was Election Day in America. It was also my very first time voting in my life. At 24 years old I figured well I'm not getting younger so I might as well do this thing while I'm not senile and incapacitated.

I knew Obama was going to win. Not because I really wanted him in office. In fact, I didn't like any of the candidates. I preferred Obama over McCain but tell you the truth I wrote Ron Paul's name on the ballot and kept it moving.

I then knocked on doors in my town and asked people to vote. It was fun cause I got to meet all sorts of people.

I went back to the Republican headquarters in my city and saw sad, scared faces. People were hoping that their candidates won. The energy was not there though. It was a dead scene.

Later on that evening I went to the Democratic headquarters of my city. BIG DIFFERENCE. There was probably 300 people there. All sorts of people. They were cheering and laughing and happy with one another and the election results. Surprisingly, Obama had won Indiana, which is a very red state.

So as I watched Fox News Network in HD, I looked at Obama go on stage to say his acceptance speech. I was scared out of my mind. Mainly because there are still crazy people that would try to assassinate this. Truthfully I only watched, mainly because 50 years from now, when I'm a grandmother of 20, I wanted to let my grandchildren know that I was there watching that thing happen before me, kind of like men who fought in World War II or Holocaust survivors. They were there and that's what makes them cool.

So even though I really wanted Ron Paul in office, it's still kind of cool that Obama won last night. Are you happy with the election results? Doesn't matter if you live in the US or not, let me know.


noblinknits said...

Well, I'll just wade in even though I'm completely uninformed about policies etc. I'm glad Obama won as some of the objections to him were so absurd, sad and racist that I felt embarrassed to listen to them. I never feel that there is a great choice in elections but I realise that history has been made. I'm not sure it could have happened in the UK but now it has happened perhaps more Brits of colour will feel there are more life options open to them and we will see a wider variety of candidates in our elections. OK, off my soapbox now.

Virtuous said...

Gurl please..I am OVERJOYED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Valerie said...

I'm personally absolutely thrilled — I think Obama will be one of the most intelligent men ever to hold the office of President. I've admired his brain and his style ever since I supported his Senate run.

But I'm sympathetic to those who hold other views, as well. Without diversity of views, we can never solve problems.