This is it

4
Nov
2008

Thankfully, it is almost over. Election day is finally here, and the US finally has a chance to redeem itself. And after the last 8 years of creeping fascism and great damage to American democracy and separation of powers, now is my country’s chance to right itself. I am very hopeful (although still nervous) that Barack Obama will be elected with substantial majorities in congress. I am less sure of the prospects for defeating Proposition 8 in California. In my lifetime, I have never seen the intensity of action or felt the import of an election like this one. It will not be easy to undo the damage of the last 8 years, but if we are unable to chart a course in that direction I honestly won’t be comfortable living in my own country. I am on pins and needles, and await with some anxiety the returns. With the recent changes in DST (the US moving back and Argentina moving forward), I am now six hours ahead of California time. It is going to be a looooong night.

Comments

  1. Mom says:

    You think YOU’RE nervous! Your whole family is obsessed! David, Jackie and Kelly are all working polls today, we still have Kyle the Obama IT director living with us…Lines at the polls have been unbelievable. Fingers crossed.