I finally have a day off after the insanity of the past week. I’ll write about manga later (no, really), and I’ll be catching up on everyone else’s blogs too. But for the moment, I offer this.
It’s an old video, I know, and everyone saw it months ago. But I watched it again this morning, and ended up with tears pouring down my face.
I thought about apologizing for making such a blatantly partisan statement here, but then I remembered two things: 1) Hey wait, this is my blog! 2) It’s not actually a partisan statement. My support of Barack Obama has very little to do with party politics. I support him because I believe he has the intellect, the vision, the compassion, and the fortitude to be a truly great leader, and that he is the greatest hope we have for healing this broken nation.
If you are able to vote today for a candidate you truly believe in, I am very happy for you, no matter which candidate that is. If you are not, I hope that someday you will be, because it really is an incredible experience. Today I feel truly excited and grateful to be able to participate in my democracy. I wish the same for all of you.
jai saysNovember 4, 2008 at 10:57 am
Amen to that. It’s a humbling and exhilarating to feel as though you’re taking part in something truly historical, and being part of a real movement that is far bigger than you, or even the things within the circle of your everyday life. I don’t think it’s something our generation has experienced yet. I think history will look back on this time as a very pivotal moment in our nation’s story.
Melinda Beasi saysNovember 4, 2008 at 11:02 am
Yes, I think you’re exactly right!
firstname.lastname@example.org saysNovember 4, 2008 at 11:57 am
No wait for us at 10:30 at our polling spot. Hope yours has gone/will be smooth, too. I can’t remember ever feeling so excited about casting my vote either, and I’ve voted quite a lot of elections.
Melinda Beasi saysNovember 4, 2008 at 12:00 pm
I’m waiting until Paul gets up so the animals won’t drive him crazy while I’m gone. But I expect there won’t be a line at our spot either. I guess I’ll see!
Melinda Beasi saysNovember 4, 2008 at 1:24 pm
Update: No lines at Precinct A. :) Voting was *very* fast. And they are always so nice there.
email@example.com saysNovember 4, 2008 at 1:38 pm
We have a nice town for voting.