Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Baracked My Vote

This morning after a very *very* bad night of sleep I jumped out of bed at 5am and Jason and I ran down to our polling place and were about 8th in line to vote. We had a bit of a hold up because our voting sheets weren't there and so we had to fill out some other papers and so on. The woman there was awesome and patient as she didn't know exactly what to do either but she did say, "Don't worry, you won't leave here before you vote." Which was nice to hear. 

So we voted for Barack Obama. We have been fans of his for awhile now and are looking forward to seeing what happens for the rest of the day. Awesome friends of ours each got tickets to the rally and asked us to be our guest so we are meeting them in the south loop tonight and then will head over. I'm pretty excited about seeing what the scene is about. 

So I'm a democrat, most of my friends are democrats, most of my family is democratic, my in-laws are democrats and so on. Now I'm not a democrat because all my family and friends are and thus I wouldn't need to talk/think about the issues because I have. I know that I am on board with the Obama/Biden ticket for my own reasons, BUT the last few weeks I have been getting some drinks with a co-worker who is most definitely not a democrat. And I love talking to him about it. I can see where he's coming from. I don't think he can see where I am coming from due to my lack of being able to make a point (which I have to work on, might be a case for my brother-in-law who can keep emotion out of it...that's you Jamie :))....BUT it totally caused me to think about it a bit more even though I knew that I agreed with Obama on most of his issues. Which I think is good. And I think it's good and fun to talk about it. And that's the important thing right? To be able to be like, well we think different, we are voting for way different reasons....but we can respect each other and still be friends the next day....and maybe some teasing can ensue :). So thanks to him, for that...although in the end, I might have ended up more liberal ;). 

Today is going to be a really fun day I hope. 

Remember, you GET to vote. 

AND you get a free coffee at Starbucks if you vote :). 


lifestudent said...

I would say my hubby and I are both independent and will vote for the candidate we like best regardless of party ... but when you dig deeper you find him to be more conservative and me to be more liberal. It makes for some pretty interesting conversation, but also some pretty nasty fights :) Gotta love politics!

LeahC said...

yep. agreed. I'm so used to drinking the Obama Koolaid so I was kind of overwhelmed when I had to argue why :)