03 Nov 2004, 03:09

Ah, the sweet smell of civic duty

Today, for the first time in my life, I voted. How about that. In retrospect, I don’t know why I waited so long. It was easy, and yeah it even felt a little good to feel like I was doing something important. Maybe it doesn’t matter, but at least for a little while I’m deciding to feel like it does. I had expected maybe there would be long lines, but that wasn’t the case. I was in and out in about 10 minutes. Mission accomplished. Nothing to do now but watch the results trickle in on CNN. Regardless of who wins, I’m faced with the depressing prospect that I’ll be 30 by the next presidential election. However, I think I find it much more depressing to think that George Bush could still be president until I’m 30 though. I’m hoping that’s not the case.


Comment by Phil on 2004-11-03 03:16:20 +0000

Amen, brother. Amen.

All I can say about the next four years is, God help us all. Nay, God help the entire globe.

Living in Canada is starting to look a lot more attractive.

P.S. The word ‘w.o.r.l.d’ is ‘questionable content’?

Comment by Will on 2004-11-03 06:38:13 +0000

Hey, watch that profanity! What place does “world” have in polite conversation? Oops, looks like MT-Blacklist got a little overzealous there. I toned it down.

Anyway, I’m certainly disappointed by the (almost certain) result of the election as well. But hey, America is still America and the system worked this time. And all it means is that there’s four years to find a guy who’s better than Kerry to run. I mean, honestly the best thing I liked about John Kerry was that he wasn’t George Bush. So here’s hoping that in 4 years either party (or any other party) manages to field a candidate that I actually like and want to vote for on their own merits and not based on who they’re running against.

Comment by Phil on 2004-11-03 12:19:02 +0000

Yeah, but let’s just hope Bush doesn’t squirrel in a way to abolish term limits, or else we’re gonna be REALLY screwed.

And, for the record, I don’t think Bush won because Kerry wasn’t a better candidate. Bush won because the American public is brainwashed, and Kerry couldn’t deprogram them all.

Comment by Ben Lewis on 2004-11-03 21:41:39 +0000

Yeah the nation is brainwashed by a liberal media to vote for a Republican President … That makes sense.