November 4, 2008

on my thoughts on voting day...

I'm currently sitting here, feeling the same anticipation as every other American.

More than anything, I have a feeling of hope. A feeling that things are about to change. I desperately want to feel proud of our leader, proud of what our country is working towards and standing for. And I'll be honest: I'm not head-over-heels for either candidate. I think that makes things a little easier on me, though, because I don't feel that I'm going to be disappointed either way. (As I was looking at the ballot this morning, part of me wanted to vote for Nader, simply because saying his name makes me laugh. But then I realized that may not be a valid reason to vote for someone, and changed my mind.)

I ended up voting for the person who I felt stands more for what I believe, and that's that.

I truly didn't get very excited about the election until this moment - the very last moment, obviously. I'm not sure why; especially considering how so many twenty-somethings seemed to find their political niche in this election. I just didn't connect with it, for some reason. I even tried to watch the debates last night online, but couldn't do it. The back and forth banter just made me irritated and left me not liking either of them, and I decided to watch Arrested Development instead. It was way better. (Don't judge me.)

That said, I'm hopeful. And eager to see the outcome. I think that there is a lot this country should be doing, that will hopefully be done soon.

15 comments :

  1. Politics give me a headache, too.

    I'd wanted to watch the debates, but I was working every night they were on, and I don't have speakers on my computer.

    While I don't talk about/debate/etc., etc., about politics, I'm stressed out about the election results.

    So I'm going to bed. It's 10 p.m. here in Boston and all of you in CA are still voting.

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  2. I am so excited to see the results!!

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  3. I feel the same way. Not gung ho about either candidate, but I'm secure with my final decision. I am so glad I voted. This is my first time at the polls - I usually vote absentee.

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  4. I seriously considered voting for Nader too because I'm tired of two-party politics. In the end, I didn't.

    While I'm not all that excited about either candidate, I'm very excited that things are going to change around here!

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  5. Let's hope we can all band together after tonight.

    :) I like unity far more than division. Faaar more.

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  6. I said practically the same thing to my husband today. While I voted for one I felt has the beliefs as me, but I wouldn't be that disappointed if the other got elected. I was torn up until the night before. And I'm not gonna lie... a commercial I never saw before made my final decision. Something was bound to make me decide.

    I'm so excited for the change either candidate will bring, but I'm ready for it to be over and done with already. Especially because I want blogging to be back to "business as usual." :-)

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  7. I voted the same as you did. I couldnt get super thrilled about either candidate, but whoever wins (appears to be Obama) will bring change, and I have to say that is really cool. And it shows that America is changing and growing and hopefully all for the better! I knew I would be Ok with either one winning, and I am, and I am excited to see what happens next!

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  8. I can't judge, I never watched a single debate either. Politics are not my thing, never have been, likely never will be. But I voted and now I wait and tomorrow, we move on. I LOVE See Sherm Blog's comment...let's get back to "business as usual"!

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  9. I'm hopeful, too. I really liked and appreciated that in Obama's speech, he was REALISTIC, and he didn't really talk about himself. It had more of a serious than celebratory tone, and the "rally" here in Chicago couldn't even really be called that.

    PS. Have I mentioned... that I love your blog? :)

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  10. I stayed up till 4.30 am British time watching it. Obviously the whole world was hoping for this win, and I actually couldn't go to bed, and not watch history be made.

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  11. I think that is a good way to vote. I mean it wouldn't make any sense to vote for someone you didn't have the same beliefs as, right? You probably saw through twitter who I voted for and I'd like to think that I have a pretty similar belief system as him, but we can't all agree on everything at all times. I just hope he makes the changes he promises. Lord knows our country needs it.

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  12. props on voting, even if you weren't madly in love with obama, like many were, or head over heels for mccain. what is important is that you took a stand for what you thought was right, and placed your vote.

    hope you're happy with the outcome, bella.

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  13. Yay, for not debating about politics!

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  14. i definitely didn't excited until the last minute too. it was such a strange rush and i can't believe it really happened.

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  15. There were so many more presidential candidates than I thought there were going to be! I was surprised to see like 6 people going for president! I almost voted for one of them, because I felt pity... but I figured that I shouldn't waste my vote. :[

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