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Friday, October 19, 2012

GO VOTE!!

North Carolina opened early voting this week. I went to my local precinct this morning and I was in and out in less than five minutes! In 1992 I was pregnant with Wesley and I stood in line for four hours to vote for Bill Clinton. Thank God George Bush didn't win, I would have been a very upset pregnant woman! I highly recommend the early voting over the long lines on election day, unless you are just into standing in line with a bunch of people and listening to all the gossip. It can be pretty entertaining. The year Al Gore won but lost, Gerry and I stood in line at the library in downtown Charlotte for hours. There was lots of drama going on, really funny. That was the first and last time Gerry voted, he and Wesley are quite apathetic, I say my peace then let them be. I remember when I turned 18, I couldn't wait to register to vote, and when I got my voter registration card I was so excited. I campaigned so hard that first election and have voted in every election since. I'm sad that my family doesn't feel the same, but I understand and leave them alone about it. Too bad, I was so excited today when I filled in the bubble, dare I say it, for OBAMA! and if you need to slap me, that's ok, but I went rogue and voted republican for Governor. That was my only republican vote, but I gotta say, the democrat choice wasn't so great in my opinion. Gerry has been covering both candidates and has put together great photo packages on both Pat McCrory and Walter Dalton, but he won't say anything about them. That's an unbiased journalist for you! I couldn't get any dirt from him on either man to help with my decision. So I went with what I saw from the debates and poor 'ol Walter Dalton just didn't cut it, too bad......
So, now that you know how I voted I will just go out on the limb here and say that Mitt Romney reminds me of all the corporate white males I worked for in the first twenty years of my working career and he just turns my stomach a little every time I watch him speak. It brings back the days of all those rich assholes that spoke to me in such a condescending way and checked out my ass as I walked away.
He is just too slick and I know his kind well, worked for many many just like him. Ick! I just don't get how people are buying into his complete and utter bullshit. Sorry if you are a fan of his, obviously, I'm not!
Whatever, GO VOTE, it's fun!!!

12 comments:

Anna M. Branner said...

Unfortunately. I have never had a long wait to vote. I think I would like it.

handstories said...

oh, i've known romney's type, too. ugh. i do miss going to vote, but love the convenience of the mail in that the city does now.
& about your drawers & doors! i had all kinds of imaginings of what to do with those- from being able to create little scenes inside, to having my ashes rest in such a great drawer. very cool direction for you to possibly be going in (the drawer/doors, not my ashes!).

Dennis Allen said...

I did my part to bring Ohio to her senses.It's good to have it over with.I'm sure all of Mitt's Super Pacs will quit calling with their lies now that my vote is not in play.

Michèle Hastings said...

Jeff and I voted today, we will be traveling on election day so early voting was very convenient for us. We drove to the county building with our OBAMA magnet proudly on the back of my car!
As for Romney... a couple of years ago I thought he might not be a bad prez. As you may know he owns a vacation home in Wolfeboro, NH where my sister and her family lives. My niece worked for the Romney's throughout high school, taking care of their horses in the summer. They treated her very well and gave her a generous gift to help her with her first year of college. Once this campaign got into full swing, the more I learned about him, the more I knew he wasn't who I wanted in the White House.
I still don't feel I was very informed about the governor's race in NC... and I can't say publicly how I chose some of the other candidates ;-)

cookingwithgas said...

I have never missed a chance to vote. We are doing the early next week! Get that off my list, shut the radio down and get some work done.

Lori Watts said...

I voted early, also. I think I would kind of like being part of the event on the actual day, but my election day polling place is miles away, whereas City Hall - where early voting happens - is a short walk.
I like voting; I can never understand when people don't bother.

yolande clark said...

I love that you're talking about this, Tracey. I know quite a few people (my mother included) who feel that their political stance is somehow a super-private thing...which seems supremely strange to me. Lee and I are CBC radio junkies, and Canada's Arts & Culture radio host Jian Ghomeshi gave a little essay about how the US presidential debates are not just an American political thing, but have become a worldwide pop-culture phenomenon...binders full of women! And it's so true. We're all biting our nails and hoping of course (well, our family is, anyway), that Obama will win. I understand where Wesley and Gerry are coming from (I think). I'm not sure any of it really matters, and they probably are all the same...Maybe I feel about politics a bit the way I feel about astrology. It's interesting, and fun, and maybe meaningful in some kind of abstract way...But yeah. Obama just has so much dignity. Even during the first debate which everyone thought Obama "lost", he just seemed kind of weary of all the bullshit in a very real way--and dignified throughout. Romney just exudes insincerity, to me. Wow, gee. I didn't realize I had so many opinions about US politics. Um...go canada! :)

Laura Farrow said...

I voted yesterday too.. a steady turn out in Hillsborough. xo

Tracey Broome said...

Romney.... ugh!!!
Binders full of women indeed :(
Thanks for all the comments, I'm getting behind on my replies :)

Sissy said...

Europe is cheering for Obama...and hate the hypocrite white guy...I love your drawers and doors...I do them also but VERY rarely...they are really neat but making is a pain in the a**:)

Amy said...

thanks for the reminder. wish that election day came sooner! ready for this to be over. then again, I might have to move to canada if romney wins. he scares me a bit....

smartcat said...

I started voting when the age was twenty-one. I can't imagine not voting. It probably comes from having grown up in an extremely political family. They aren't my politics, but the awareness stuck. The only problem is that by the time I was legally able to vote I was so burnt out from working on elections that I was done! You don't want to see how bills or sausages are made... true!