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A Time for Pride

I planned on writing a voting post about why I support Obama, but at this point, it's all down to the numbers. And I am extremely tired. Spent all day canvassing, knocking on doors, making phone calls, etc. It truly is amazing seeing so many people so excited, many of them voting for the first time, many of them excited about politics for the first time in their lives. Whether you support Obama or not, you really need to respect the incredible historic nature of his campaign, and the fact that there are many, many people out there who feel empowered for the first time in their lives.

This is not something to be ignored. It's something to be celebrated. Ecstatically. I understand people who oppose Obama on policy reasons, but I don't understand those who are scared of him or hate him. Win or lose, support or oppose, those of us who are Americans ought to be really proud to see our fellow citizens achieve something that many of us have taken for granted for centuries.

Anyway, I ramble. If your polls are still open and you haven't voted, what are you doing reading Livejournal? Go vote!