10 Days to Go
We’re down to the last 10 days of what has felt like the longest election season ever. (Maybe it was the longest ever if you factor in the states that had early primaries and the fact that the Hillary Clinton campaign started about 6 years ago). I will be glad to see the end of the negative campaigning, the endless debates about whether race is an issue in this campaign, and the non-stop coverage on the 24 hour news channels. But a part of me will miss some aspects of this election season. This is the first time in a long time that I can remember my mom being energized about politics. When my dad and I used to talk about political issues she never used to participate. But this year she has been right in the mix, often leading the discussion. The most exciting thing about this election season is the number of people who have never paid attention before who are paying attention now. I hope and pray that their attention is held at least until Nov 4 so we can seal this deal and move on to the victory party on Nov 5.
Okay seriously they told us not to get cocky before these chickens have hatched. And we can never underestimate the levels the other party will go to in order to get what they want. But if Obama doesn’t win this thing I’m so afraid of the impact it will have on the first time voters who got in this thing just so they could help him win. I’m also a little nervous about what could happen on the streets on Nov 5th. Either way I might need to put in my leave request now. But if he does win I expect that the victory parties will be off the HOOK! I might need to stock up on some bottles of champaign now before the rush.