I am so excited to vote tomorrow – it doesn’t even seem real that there might be an opportunity to live in a new America. I have been a dem since I was a little little kid, and unlike some of the other identities that I had as a little kid, (Catholic, anti-choice, frightened of my own shadow) dem has pretty much stuck. I wouldn’t mind if they got a little more liberal, as a group, start making sure that everyone could marry another person of mutual choice, stop talking about “killing” Bin Laden (honestly, jail for life would be better to me) stuff like that, but overall, I guess I’m fairly comfortable with being a dem…and now it seems like we might have a chance to see if it works or not.
I’m sitting in the same house I was in when Reagan creamed Carter in 1980. I remember walking to school and the bully of the class asked me who my parents were for. When I told him, he laughed, pointed at me, and said I was backing a loser. I didn’t even know what the hell was going on, but I wanted to show that we weren’t losers. And I think it’s fitting that the bully of the school was the first open republican that I knew. Draw your own conclusions.
My point is, I feel like a 6th grader again. I hope strongly that my guy wins, I’m loving the fact that I can vote. I hope that Obama wins tomorrow. Hope feels good. I am reserved, but I have to say, even reserved hope feels good.
If you’re reading this before you vote, please do go vote. Your vote is a piece of democratic gold, only redeemable tomorrow. 🙂 See you at the polls!!