05 February 2008

My vote has been cast.

The twins and I hit the polls this morning on the way to daycare. We got a lot of attention from the retirees volunteering in our precinct. I have taken at least one of the kids with me every time I've voted since they were born; I don't take/make/have the time to be an activist in the political process, so I like for the kids to see me do the one thing I can do: vote.

I vote at an elementary school whose PTO always has a bake sale at the exit. I let the kids pick out muffins to take to daycare. They chose corn. It was a good way to start the day.

Go, Obama!

17 comments:

Cobblestone said...

I voted on the way to work and happily had to stand in line. I love it when people actually VOTE!

It's Fat Tuesday, it's Super Tuesday it is a great day to be a citizen!!!

Kady said...

I actually travelled to a different state to vote. And it was well worth it. GO OBAMA!

My polling place was empty when I showed up at 7:30am. I actually had to double check to make sure I was in the right place. I hope people get out to vote.

mlg said...

I have taken the kid with me as long as I remember. When she was old enough I let her poke out the chads. It is a great thing to do.

After Edwards dropped out my vote went to Hillary. I would b happy with either though, really. That is a great feeling!

We may not agree on this issue, but I am right there with you for the Chocolate buffet. Chocolate, always the thing to bring people together...

Christine said...

I just took Boo to the local voting place in the pouring rain. All the oldies running the place were either giving me the look of death for taking him out in bad weather or cooing over him. Sorry, but I voted for the other lady. May the best man/woman win!

Emily said...

I'm with you - Obama's the man!

Anne K. said...

Our polls here in Upstate NY don't open until noon, so I'll go after work and vote -- love imagining you with the twins there at your polling place. Tonight could be as exciting as the Super Bowl. GO OBAMA!!!

Anonymous said...

My state isn't part of Super Tuesday and I STILL haven't decided Obama or Hillary. I'm leaning toward Obama, though. My boyfriend and parents are all about Hillary.

Karyn said...

Yeay, Obama! Nothing like voting democrat in Utah...

Pantheist Mom said...

I feel so left out. My state doesn't vote until next week. Think it'll be a done deal by that point?

I will vote for Obama, but I like Hillary very much. There's not a lot of difference in the policies of the two. I'm hesitant to see a Bush/Clinton/Bush/Clinton kind of run. I guess Kennedy and Roosevelt are next. ;-)

I always take my kids to vote, too. I remember my mom doing the same for me. Occasionally, they'll have a "kid's" polling place. My kids were absolutely convinced that their votes counted. I wasn't sure whether I should tell them or not. They were so excited about it.

Melanie said...

I have always taken my kids with me to the polls - My parents we not active in politics at all, and we barely spoke about local, regional, or national events. We are far from activists, but I want my children to be interested in and curious about the process.

There were a lot of democratic ballots being handed out today! With this you tube video making the rounds, I think a lot more people are paying attention.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjXyqcx-mYY

OTR sister said...

My state does a caucus and I'm a little intimidated by it. I would much rather fill in a box on a sheet of paper then spend three hours arguing with my neighbors. It is very old school politics though.

tmarie said...

I remember going with *my* mom to vote when I was little! For a few years, my grandma was one of the ballot ladies. Man was that cool. And now voting is one of my favorite things to do.

(Obama/Corn Muffins '08!)

Amy said...

I admire your vote. (Being Canadian I have no say!)

Anonymous said...

Shoot -- I was hoping for more of the electoral mojo that made Edwards drop out. Did you use it all up in one post?

Sadie said...

Yes we can!

Mama Nabi said...

Just for LN, I am seriously considering my US citizenship... so that I may be able to vote next time and LN can see me vote...

Alice said...

Well, with Edwards gone, it does look like Obama is the best one still in the game. I just don't see Clinton not being divisive, both before and after the election. And we've had enough of that for a lifetime!

Damn, I wish Edwards were still in it, though! The only major candidate for whom I felt that poverty and class were genuinely a priority.