Tuesday, November 04, 2008

We Have Liftoff

It's finally here. The day we've waited for all these long months. All the sound and fury, all the promises and rhetoric, all the sound bites and snark have come down to this.

You may disagree with my choice. That's your right as an American and as a voter. But I have cast my ballot after carefully considering and researching every race. And I voted my conscience.

And now I'm asking you to do the same, whichever side you're on. I know the weather sucks today. I know there are other things that need doing. I know the lines are probably long.

Do it anyway.

Because no matter the outcome, the winners need to know that we -- the people who elected them -- are paying attention. We're watching. We're going to hold them to the promises they've made. And there's no clearer way to send that message than to get.out.and.vote.

Tomorrow morning we will wake up to a new day. A new chance. No matter who wins the White House or the Senate or House seats that are in play, we have a new chance. But only if we seize this opportunity to put our elected officials on notice. They need to hear this message, clearly and unambiguously.

We. Are. Watching.

We have elected you to represent us. That's how representative democracy works. And it's time you remembered that. You serve at the pleasure of the electorate. Your job is not guaranteed. And if you fail to perform your job in a satisfactory manner, we. will. fire. you. Got it?

So no matter your political color, you owe it to yourself, to your neighbors, to your contry to make your voice heard.

Go vote now. It'll make you feel big and strong.

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david mcmahon said...

God bless (and guide) America.

kenju said...

AMEN to all that! I proudly voted last Monday.

lime said...

i couldn't agree more. i just got back from voting my conscience.

Mona said...

Thew whole world is watching. This is the mother of all election! :D

Cravey said...

I love that quote by Bob S.
and it totally does make you feel big and strong!

I'm so excited about this election I can barely stand it.


Daryl said...


Kay said...


/claps with gusto!

snowelf said...

I did feel big and strong. :)