It's gotten me thinking about what the election means to other people. Is it hope? Fear? Apathy? Excitement at seeing the first black President? Excitement at seeing the first woman Vice-President? Working to fix the economy? I'm curious what it means to others; especially those who aren't from Silicon Valley. I've turned on Anonymous posting, if anyone would rather post anonymously. Be polite, or you will be deleted and banned.
I've got excitement for this election. No matter who wins, history is made. I don't want history to be made for Palin; she might be a woman, she might claim to speak for women, but she DOES NOT SPEAK FOR ME. Her views are anathema to mine; I don't see a win for her being a win for me, and I don't understand the ex-Hillary supporters who believe voting for her is better than voting for Barack Obama. Those women's views haven't changed overnight, which means it looks like they care about their gender more than they do their beliefs. And that, IMNAAHO, is completely wrong.
I'm not sure Barack Obama will be the best President. However, I am convinced that he's the best choice for President we have, and I will pull the lever for him on Tuesday.
I've also got gut-churning disgust for this election. Proposition 8 disgusts me. Ignore whether you have gay friends who are married. Ignore whether or not you believe gay people should marry. Proposition 8 wants to amend my state constitution to exclude members of our society. The constitution is not there to exclude rights; it's there to include rights. The fact that many on the yes campaign have distorted information - intentionally or because they just accepted distorted information as facts - disturbs me. This isn't to say that the No on 8 people are angels; neither side is. However, the evidence I've seen/heard of anecdotaly does not speak well for the Yes campaign.