I do really hope that they dont try to call it early. I hope to see them really take the time to do all the counting and make sure it is accurate
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Yeah i didnt vote for anyone based on skin color. Lol. But i was just so happy that people apparently as a whole did not vote against him just because he is black. It just felt like real progress was written in the books.
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Plus the article points out that young white voters voted Demo in the highest amount since 1976. And imagine it was easier for their agw group to vote for him since they are young and perhaps not locked in racial prejudices as much as the older people.
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I've done my part and voted this AM!
My kids asked me if I could only have one vote go my way, Yes on 1 (Marriage Equality) or the Presidential Election...which one would i want. At the time i couldn't decide. But now that i think about it more, i think i want Yes on 1 more. I mean i want both REALLY badly, but when it comes down to it, i think Yes on 1 is more important.
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Kim, that would be a tough one. I think I would pick Marriage Equality too....except that Mitt's Administration would probably work to make some overarching federal law against marriage equality....
I did mail in voting this year, and I checked online to make sure that they received both mine and DH's ballots. They did, so we are good to go.
When do the polls officially close? Canada is like totally pro-Obama, btw , at least that's the overwhelming sentiment.
On the other hand, I have heard a lot of talk about what an extreme liberal Obama is, but actually, to me and to most of the liberal friends I have, he is really not super liberal. I see him as a moderate, to the right of me. He extended the Bush tax cuts, he let single payer health care die a quick death, he only just came out in support of gay marriage, he continued the war in Afghanistan, et cetera. Those are all policies that are in direct opposition of the typical liberal stance. But, as you stated, he was and is closer to my political ideals than his opposition, so he was the better choice for me.
It's just kind of funny how far apart our perceptions are.
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I love how when the black dude wins, it can't be because people responded to his message, or even just that they were sick of the other party as often happens in politics....it has to be just some kind of reverse racism affirmative action thing where people just wanted to vote for a black guy.
I do understand what people are saying about being happy and excited to vote for the first black president. I was too, but that wasn't why I voted for him. If it had been a white guy up against Herman Cain (for example) there is no way I would have voted for Herman Cain, black white or purple. I was happy and excited to be voting for a black guy that I liked and who shared more of my political ideals.
Again, I would love to see a woman president, and will be happy and excited to vote for the first woman president IF she shares my political values, but I would vote for just about anybody (Mitt Romney included) before I would vote for Michelle Bachmann. Gloria, I assume that you would also be excited to see the first woman president if she shared your values, but you'd probably never vote for Nancy Pelosi, right? It's the same thing.
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