Tuesday, November 4, 2008

VOTE



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18 comments:

deborah said...

I was at the polls half an hour before the 6 am open--I was fifth in line and out at 6:20 with maybe 60 people waiting.

Just keep saying, "President Obama, what can we do to help you unite and fix this country?"

love you so much,

Reya Mellicker said...

Missouri is a benchmark state - it always votes for the winner (or has since 1954). I'm routing for Obama in Missouri.

There was a long line at the neighborhood polling place this morning, my roommates say. (I'll go mid-morning when I don't have to wait so long).

One Virginia blogger says she was there at 6:00 when the poll opened and there were almost 300 people in line ahead of her.

This is big! I'm just trying to breathe.

Reya Mellicker said...

"rooting"? Correct spelling?

Perhaps I should have said I'm HOPING for an Obama win in Missouri...

fush and chips said...

Lovely pic.

Down here in South Africa we're beating the drums, worshipping the Godess, and killing small furry things for an Obama landslide.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

yesterday I helped a friend move in for 12 hours it kept my mind and body occupied and off thinking about today....today's the day....yikes.

I'm so sad to have learned obama's grandma didn't live to see her son win the day - but I guess she will see it from her new location....eh?

this just in:
Barack Obama came up a big winner in the presidential race in Dixville Notch and Hart's Location, N.H., where tradition of having the first Election Day ballots tallied lives on.

Democrat Obama defeated Republican John McCain by a count of 15 to 6 in Dixville Notch, where a loud whoop accompanied the announcement in Tuesday's first minutes. The town of Hart's Location reported 17 votes for Obama, 10 for McCain and two for write-in Ron Paul. Independent Ralph Nader was on both towns' ballots but got no votes.

Lynne said...

I am going to vote this afternoon. I have no idea what kind of lines to expect in our little town but I think it's going to be big. It's sad knowing that my vote will be cancelled out my neighbor's across the street.

I am going to hide under the covers until they tell me who are next President will be. I am hoping for a landslide. One can always hope ... yikes I don't know if I can stand the waiting ...

Reya Mellicker said...

I have a client who said she was going to vote, then sleep until Obama is our president.

It's incredible that Americans are AWAKE today, willing to stand in line longer than they would have to at Home Depot, even.

Trying to keep breathing.

Anonymous said...

I voted early this morning. Waited in line for 20 minutes but was prepared to stand in line as long as it took. Now I just need to keep breathing and hoping....

Love,
Salima

Steve said...

So exciting!

I love your photo, too. That tree makes me think of strength and growth and beauty -- just like what's happening all over our country today!

ArtSparker said...

Voted absentee. It's great to hear people were out so early.

Reya Mellicker said...

Thanks! I feel it, too, Steve. People were so jovial at my polling place - even though we had to stand in the drizzle and wait for almost an hour. It's a wave of energy.

Wow.

Anonymous said...

At the risk of sounding like one of those corny "true" forwarded e-mail stories, I have to say that this incident summed up voting for me. As I was riding my bike over to the Freewill Baptist Church (now there's an oxymoron) to cast my vote, I passed an old man a few blocks from the church walking very slowly using a cane. Sure enough, he had his "I Voted" sticker on his shirt. Something always brings tears to my eyes and a lump to my throat when I vote. Patriotism wells up and I feel so proud of the experiment - what this country set out to do.

We may be sadly off course now, but the basic idea was brilliant and I feel so fortunate to be able to vote. Not to mention that we were here when the Civil Rights Act was passed and now we're able to vote for the first black presidential candidate.

I have rehearsal tonight; otherwise I'd be glued to the tube watching the results. One of my neighbors came by last night to invite me to their house for an election results party. I plan to stop by after rehearsal. Hope it's a celebration, not a wake. Of course, if things go the way they have in recent elections, we probably won't know squat by tomorrow even.

-Dell

Hannah said...

I miss going to the polls! Although vote by mail is much easier, I miss seeing neighbors and going to vote on the day. I am excited! Gary is making chili and we will be watching tonight.

My grandson was wearing his "I VOTED" sticker this morning and he pointed to it and said OBAMA-RAMA!

deborah said...

OBAMA-RAMA
my fave quote for the day
still when Mikey called me an hour ago kind of breathless and said, "Deborah, I voted. . . it felt good. Thought you'd want to know." my heart filled with love.

Tovie wrote this a.m. about a sign outside a church saying that prop 8 was a moral question and to Vote NO--TOVAH said, 'sometimes I Love LA.'

Isaac wrote to say that he is filled with hope.

this is how it should always feel to vote--maybe it will from now on. . .

yes, what you said Reya, yes

SuzieQ said...

Voted early, here in NC, last week..couldn't wait to vote for Obama...Just finished bottle of champagne I've been sipping on all night while watching returns...HALLELUJAH!! This country is back on the right path..now I'm hoping NC goes for him to make my night complete..looking good at present..

lettuce said...

well, even as a brit., its a bit hard to find words

i'm glad for once to be up rather early, as it means i've been able to watch some of your all-night partying on TV
Wow what a feeling

GO AMERICA!!!!!


:-D

Angela said...

Good morning and WELL DONE, MISS REYA and all the other helpers!

Reya Mellicker said...

Thanks Angela and Lettuce especially. I'm proud of my country this morning.

Wow. What a feeling!