Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Come On, People, Get Out and Vote!

Yeah, it's already raining and it looks like the lousy weather will last all day. Yes, it's true that most of us will have to park and walk ten or twenty yards in cold rain to cast our votes. No doubt about it - it's nasty out there.


Sadly, some people will look outside and decide it's just not worth it to get their heads wet and slosh through a puddle.

Your vote will count more because of their weakness. Regardless of who you're supporting, go out and cast your vote.



Anonymous Paco said...


2/05/2008 8:17 AM  
Anonymous Average Jane said...

As a Kansan, I have a caucus today instead of a primary, but I'll be there. I'm interested in seeing the process.

2/05/2008 9:27 AM  
Blogger Spyder said...


2/05/2008 9:33 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

This morning I was one of 5 at my polling place. Worries me a bit.

2/05/2008 10:58 AM  
Blogger @ said...

I dragged my ass out of bed and walked a quarter mile in the rain, determined to cast my vote in spite of the weather.... and was pleased to learn that nearly 125 other people had already shown up to the polls at St. Paul's in westport... and it was only 8:30am!!

get out and vote... you'll dry out eventually.

2/05/2008 11:18 AM  
Anonymous travelingal said...

As another Kansan who votes on Saturday, I'll be there despite the fact I dislike the caucus process. You can't vote absentee. You must be there at a designated time and wait for the camps to present their pitches and then the balloting starts. Talk about voter suppression. My daughter can't get off work to vote. My son-in-law needs to find a babysitter. Disabled people have a difficult time. Polling places can be quite a ways from home making transportation necessary. The whole thing sucks.

2/05/2008 4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, travelingal, the whole thing sucks, from Iowa right through to the bitter end.

In reality, most presidential primaries are decided before it gets around to Kansas or Missouri having their say. I understand why Iowa and NH want to be first. There is a boatload of money dropped into their states every 4 years. But why are they given the privilege to determine who will still be in the race come Super Tuesday? If we truly selected candidates democratically, I suspect history would not read the same. I know there are those that will argue that this process is democratic. To be democratic, we should all vote on the same day, the same way, to select candidates from the party of our choice for both president and vice-president. I suspect it would be nearly impossible to change the process since it would be politicians we'd have to look to to bring about the change. I hate this circus. Always have.

2/05/2008 6:01 PM  

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