Well, tomorrow is the day that we have been pushing towards for what seems like FOREVER. Does it seem like these Presidential campaigns get longer and longer? Just an aside, I think that we should make it a law that there can't be ANY campaigning for any office until 8 weeks before the election. Think of all the stress and money that would be saved. OK, back to the actual reason for the post.
I will be at my polling place hopefully by 7a and will be casting my vote for John McCain. I would like to think that everyone who is voting along side of me will also be voting McCain/Palin but I know that will not be the case since I live in a key swing state where the race is neck and neck. I will cast my vote and then I will try not to look again at anything political for the rest of the day. I will not look on line, I will not watch the news on TV (I don't do that anyways so it won't be difficult). I will wait until Wednesday morning to know who my next President will be. What I will be doing is praying. Praying for our country, for all of our elected leaders, for wisdom for those who are voting. I will be praying that the Lord's will would be revealed and done. This has been my prayer for many months.
You may be asking why I will do that. Well, I will have done what I need to do and I can't do any more than that. If I vote and then watch what is happening all day I will become obsessed by what the talking heads are saying, by the exit polling (which never seems accurate to me) and I will have a stroke I am sure. I try very hard to keep the stress in my life low and being attached to the news on this particular day would just ensure no sleep, high blood pressure and brain damage.
So, I will go and cast my vote for John McCain. I want all of you to do the same but I know that you won't be. That is OK (in one sense). What is more important to me is that you exercise your right to vote. It is a privilege that can be lost so exercise it and remember all the people that can't and want to. Remember that when you vote you say thank you to all the men and women who are have served or are serving in our military who stand on the front lines to make sure that you have that right. When you vote remember that we still live in the greatest country in the world (in my opinion).
Debbie, I'll be voting for McCain tomorrow too. I'm in NY, which is overwhelmingly Dem, but I still have faith that the electoral map could look as it did in 1980 (7 states for Carter, all the rest to Reagan).ReplyDelete
I'm praying that people vote with their heads, but also with love of country in their hearts.
I always want to remind people that in the week before the 1980 election Carter was in the lead, in the 2004 election Kerry was declared the winner before the election and of course the Truman/Dewey election. It is at times like this that we must vote and not just give up. I find the arrogance of the Obama campaign amazing and sickening.ReplyDelete