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vote, baby, vote

Today is the day. Please vote, it matters.

· comments [49] · 11-4-2008 · categories:mumbling ·

49 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Michelle // Nov 4, 2008 at 5:18 am

    Go OBAMA!!

  • 2 Melanie // Nov 4, 2008 at 5:21 am

    I am on my way to vote but it won’t be for Obama:)

  • 3 Fresh Peaches // Nov 4, 2008 at 5:45 am

    I voted early for Obama. I am so nervous I don’t know how I am going to get anything done today!

  • 4 Melissa // Nov 4, 2008 at 5:57 am


  • 5 Gina // Nov 4, 2008 at 6:10 am

    I’m still holding out for a hero –



  • 6 brady // Nov 4, 2008 at 6:15 am

    I voted! We need some change around here.

  • 7 lelly // Nov 4, 2008 at 6:26 am

    doing my part for north carolina this morning…

  • 8 pandora // Nov 4, 2008 at 6:44 am

    we are all being fooled by the media………

  • 9 Ann // Nov 4, 2008 at 6:51 am

    Yes, Go O!
    I voted, and was proud to be an American, standing in the long line this morning. We are not being fooled, and while I hope Obama will win, I care more about knowing that all who can vote, will vote. A momentous day!

  • 10 Lecia // Nov 4, 2008 at 7:02 am

    Go Obama Go!!!!!!!!!

  • 11 kathy // Nov 4, 2008 at 7:50 am

    If you can, help Get Out The Vote! I’m soooo psyched for today I can hardly stand it!

  • 12 Julie // Nov 4, 2008 at 8:07 am

    Yes! can’t wait to cast my vote today!

  • 13 Lee // Nov 4, 2008 at 8:53 am

    I am STILL among the undecided..but I’m voting….I think the choices are poor at best…

  • 14 The Kids Are Alight // Nov 4, 2008 at 8:53 am

    Here in the UK we’re hoping you do the right thing!
    Go Obama!
    Get out and Vote vote vote!

  • 15 Janet // Nov 4, 2008 at 8:56 am


    I mailed my absentee ballot (American living in Canada) a month ago and have been waiting ANXIOUSLY ever since for the rest of the votes to be cast and counted!

    P.S. I have never left a comment before today but I really love your blog!

  • 16 megan // Nov 4, 2008 at 9:42 am

    I know people who would have voted for McCain in a heartbeat a few years back, but they’ve followed the campaign closely and uniformly say this isn’t the McCain they would support. I know people who have worked closely with McCain’s office since before the campaigns started and, having seen how they operate, would never vote for McCain. I know people who are passionate supporters and voters for third parties but live in swing states and have carefully traded their votes with people living in blue states to make sure that their third party vote doesn’t inadvertently support McCain. I myself think McCain doesn’t make good choices. Obama all the way.

  • 17 Jessie Mae // Nov 4, 2008 at 10:07 am

    I voted! Go Obama!

  • 18 Susan Gibbs // Nov 4, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Megan, you summed up my feelings about McCain perfectly. I would have had a difficult time choosing between Hillary and McCain, but McCain has become what he despised most, and that kind of breaks my heart.
    I voted early for Obama!

  • 19 T of Balkanstyle // Nov 4, 2008 at 10:51 am

    As a transplanted Canadian, I can’t vote but check out Obama inspired baked goods at
    Very cute!

  • 20 Shana // Nov 4, 2008 at 11:17 am

    I woke up at 4:30 am to vote before work this morning. And of course, for Obama!!!! I am just crossing my fingers all day!

    Sarah Palin make me want to vomit. She stands for everything that I don’t.

  • 21 Natalie // Nov 4, 2008 at 11:31 am

    My husband and I did our part to turn Virginia blue!

    I have volunteered for the local Obama campaign HQ, and if his presidency is as well-organized and has the same vibrant energy, optimism and community spirit as what I have seen there, “change we can believe in” will not be an empty promise.

  • 22 Julia // Nov 4, 2008 at 11:50 am

    I have never been so excited about voting in my life. Go Obama!!!

  • 23 lillie // Nov 4, 2008 at 11:50 am

    cheers to this day–yes we can!

  • 24 jenney // Nov 4, 2008 at 11:54 am

    It amazed me today to realize that I’ve been voting for 20 years! (And usually I’m the kiss of death for a candidate, so you Obama supporters can thank *me* if he wins!) But anyway, I can wear my “I voted” sticker with pride.

  • 25 Frances // Nov 4, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    Alright everybody, now’s the time to make a difference.

    We all matter.


  • 26 MC // Nov 4, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    I think it’s so very exciting! There’s a buzz in the air and I love to hear people debate passionately! That’s what we’ve always needed, passion for dialog and communication, we could all learn a little something from each other.

  • 27 letjones // Nov 4, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    #20 You don’t stand for a woman making it all the way to a governership of a state, and having a family all at the same time. Well, haven’t we women come a long way. You don’t have to like her but you should be awed at her accomplishments. Why are women so hard on each other?

  • 28 Sol // Nov 4, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    letjones: if a woman shows that she is an ignorant warmonger, ignorant and dishonest, even if she has to juggle 10 children, a household and a job to be so, she deserves no praise. It has nothing to do with the uterus-wars you are trying to imply. She sucks, and the old white men who put her in that spotlight suck even more.

  • 29 megan // Nov 4, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    I agree with Sol, my dislike of Palin has nothing to do with the fact that she is a woman and everything to do with her policies and fear mongering.

  • 30 Jamie // Nov 4, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    They say my age group is the flakiest in voting, but I’m proud to say I’m 21 years old and cast my first ballot for Barack Obama. Hope for the future!

  • 31 Jill // Nov 4, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Today was the first time I have ever voted and as I proudly filled in the Obama/Biden oval, I smiled knowing that I am playing a part, however small, in creating history.

  • 32 Anne P. // Nov 4, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    I strongly disagree with the Obama supporters on this site, but I fully support the passion and enthusiasm everyone exhibits. While I will never criticize anyone for HOW they vote, I will let them know what I think about them if they DON’T vote!

    Even though our political views don’t mix, Megan, I still love your site!


  • 33 Mox Rogers // Nov 4, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Cast my ballot about an hour and a half ago. Hope everyone that’s able to will vote as well!

  • 34 Pepi // Nov 4, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    This is the first time in a very long time that people have passion about voting and interest in who is running for election. Whether you are for Obama or McCain it is still the greatest right that we have as to push, jab, mark a line through the ballot. Go USA, we all deserve a pat on the back for all of those who cast their ballots today. My children who are 21, 24, 25 all voted today, one of them their first time.

  • 35 raegan // Nov 4, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Obama isn’t pro LIFE so I can’t vote for him. Preserving the right to LIFE is the most important issue by far. That said, I still don’t agree on Obama’s other issues – so this was an easy election choice for me. Everyone should exercise their right to vote! God bless America – the greatest country in the world.

  • 36 Woot // Nov 4, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    Yay! Go Obama! I can’t wait to get all my free stuff. Free gas, free healthcare, free abortions, free home, free clothes, free everything. Isn’t that why they call it FREEdom? All hail the O.

  • 37 Kat // Nov 4, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    I have to say that I am tired of the phrase “vote this year because it matters now”. It is no more important this year than it was 4 years ago or 40 years ago. I was proud to vote for a real American hero this year – John McCain, not someone who has absolutely no experience and no business being President.

    I guess I will start pulling the same crap that anti-Bushies did for 8 years – he’s not MY President! Someone who lies about accepting public financing then turns AVS off on his online donation link tells me everything I need to know about someone’s integrity. I will have a smile on my face when Obama allows Iran and the Palestines to wipe Isreal off the map. When people who work start having to hand over more and more of their paychecks to people who don’t contribute, don’t come crying to me. You all will get exactly what you asked for this time around.

    Have fun.

  • 38 Kat // Nov 4, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    Oh and those who haven’t bothered voting before this election – you should all be ashamed of yourselves. Our forefathers fought to give us the right to vote, not just when some deem it to be “historic”.

    Obama is not hope, nor is he change. He is just another lying, cheating politician.

  • 39 megan // Nov 4, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Kat – If McCain had showed a fraction of the perspective and gumption that he had going for him up until two years ago I would have very seriously considered him as a candidate. I listened very closely to the older members of my family and each one of them was disappointed in him, whereas they were initially supporters. His actions in this campaign have shown me very clearly he is the wrong person to be leading us.

    I take exception to you scolding those who have not voted before today. If Obama was strong enough to reach people who were not given enough reason to vote until this cycle then right there is something to pay closer attention to. I have seen nothing get better in the time Bush has been our president and I’m looking forward to comparing what life in the USA is like in 4 or, god willing, 8 years. Until then, I ask respectfully, that you don’t discount Obama completely.

  • 40 Kat // Nov 4, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Megan – I have every right to discount Obama completely – just as most Dems have discounted Bush FROM DAY 1!!! He wasn’t given a day in office before we had it rammed down our throats that he was the worst President ever. I voted for him 2 times and can honestly say I don’t think he is the greatest, but is by no means the worst.

    You can take exception all you want on the voting thing, but it is pathetic that people have to be inspired to vote. Reading the Declaration of Independence should be enough to inspire EVERY American. Our forefathers put EVERYTHING on the line for us. EVERYTHING! For people to have to wait to be inspired to vote is sickening! I wake up every day and thank God that I am an American and for those that have given their lives for my freedoms. I, unlike millions of Americans who choose only to vote when inspired, know that the right to vote is as important as any right bestowed upon us in the Constitution.

    And the McCain of 2 years ago BS, that is just an excuse to vote for the “cool” candidate. He is the same man he was 10 years ago, except the media changed their portrayal of him.

  • 41 Roberta // Nov 4, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    While I may not agree with whom Meg voted for I do agree on the importance in voting.

    If this election is what has moved so many people to vote for the first time ever so be it the point is they have finally voted.

  • 42 beside the seaside // Nov 5, 2008 at 2:28 am

    Brilliant, Obama is what you fellows need!

  • 43 Shon // Nov 5, 2008 at 5:52 am

    I did not vote for Bush- but I did not discount him as my President. I am a citizen of the United States & whom ever is elected president of the United States deserves my open-mindedness to see what will be done to better OUR country.

  • 44 porter // Nov 5, 2008 at 7:36 am

    Wahoo!! This is really a great day for the United States!!

  • 45 letjones // Nov 5, 2008 at 7:59 am

    #28 I’m proud to say I’ve never even heard the term “uterus wars” before and am absolutely positive I have taken no part in whatever they may be. Tone down the venom, please.

  • 46 Jen // Nov 5, 2008 at 8:57 am

    I supported McCain, and I’ve never been prouder to do so than during his concession speech last night. The election is over, I’m glad so many people voted, and as McCain said, I plan to get behind my new president and support him as he takes over.

  • 47 Janet // Nov 5, 2008 at 9:02 am

    Never. Prouder. To. Be. An. American.

  • 48 greta // Nov 5, 2008 at 10:19 am

    I’m happy that Obama won, but I have to agree with Jen (#46) that McCain’s concession speech last night was pretty good. It brought back a lot of the respect that I had lost for him during the course of the campaign. Hopefully they can now find a way to work together and move forward.

  • 49 jenney // Nov 5, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Okay, I said I was the kiss of death for a candidate, and there you go: I’d voted McCain.

    What I want to know is why I got left off all those “Why McCain Lost” articles. I should be #1! Right back to my first election: Go Dukakis!

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