Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day 2008

The Geezer left before 7 am this morning telling me he was on his way to vote. I asked who he was going to vote for and he said he hadn't decided yet.

This made me giggle because we have been joking about The Undecideds for months. I decided before people had actually announced their candidacy's. The Geezer took a little longer, but not much.

It's an absolutely beautiful autumn day here so Dog of COG and I walked to the polling place. Which was a good thing because the traffic was backed up for a mile in either direction. There were lots of people who chose to walk, quite a festive atmosphere among people on foot. Gossip amongst us produced the information that when the polls opened at 7 am, there was a line stretched around the side of the building.

Before I left for the polls, I watched the whole of the speech Barack Obama made in Philadelphia, the speech that has been called 'The Race Speech'. I had only seen fragments of it before. It was worth taking the time (37 minutes) to watch. A stunning and graceful speech. Click Here to watch it.

The two towns in New Hampshire that are always the first to vote have had a landslide for Obama. In Dixville Notch, Obama got 15 votes to McCain's six. In Hart's Location, Obama got 17 and McCain only 10 (and two for Ron Paul, none for Ralph Nader). We'll see how the rest of the country goes later today.

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