4-XI-2008 or Historic Vote
by Aaron Shurtleff on November 4, 2008
Well, I just voted. I have to say this is the first time that I have been totally regretful as I walked out of the polling center. Even now, I have a pain in my stomach, and I'm wondering to myself, "Did I do the right thing?" Did I? I've never had this feeling before ever. I actually wanted to go back and change my vote right after I made it (before I left the polling center), but I honestly think I made the vote for the candidates that I feel will best represent me. But I still can't shake this feeling of unease.
Oh, and all the McCain signs were in the middle of the road this morning (of the ones that were still even in the area) and replaced with Obama signs. Class fucking move, y'all. Class fucking move. Look, I understand that the district I live in is (there's no delicate way to put it) a bit more "urban" than others, but you still don't do bullshit like that. I don't care if McCain sprouted horns and is being endorsed by Satan himself, you don't act that way. That's what I saw as I drove home from work (before going to work...yay two jobs) to go vote. I think, as I think about it, the unease might be more related to my disgust at that than my actual choice of who to vote for. 20 minutes later, and I feel a lot better about my choice. I think I did, if not the right thing, than what I felt was best for myself and the country (mostly myself...I think, at its base, you have to be selfish, and assume that everyone does what is best for themselves, thereby making the ultimate outcome what is best for the majority of the people...right?). I could be wrong. Maybe everyone gets a bit altruistic at this wonderful time of the year. I doubt it, though.
:) I really do feel better about voting now!! Maybe some (a lot) of people would be disappointed in my choice, but oh well. I did what I had to do. It might not make a difference anyways.
And, no, I did not vote for McKinney! LOL!
I owe y'all some final GOOCon information. But not here. This is for the post-vote jitters, which I am now "cured" of. Off to work, and then back to sleep. I've been ill this past weekend (Friday to Monday morning, actually), so I haven't been around much. I'll try to catch up soon.
Song of the day: "Sittin' At A Bar" by Rehab. I about died laughing when I heard this on the radio!
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