I’ve not made any bones about it: This campaign has left me beaten down and depressed. Am I the only one?
So, here’s my tonic. It comes in two parts: Part 1: Get out the vote. Part 2: Get out and vote.
If we get out the vote, we win. We could even win big.
And while democracy does not consist merely of pulling a lever in a voting booth, pulling that lever is so important that people have died to give us that right. That’s what I remember every time I vote, and this will not be the first time I get choked up in a voting booth.
I’m depressed so I spend more time thinking about how bad it’s going to be if Bush wins. But occasionally I am granted a moment of thinking how good four – eight! – years of Kerry can be. I believe we will see a type of strong leadership – principled, realistic and unmarred by meanness – that this country has not seen in a generation.
I gotta go call some strangers…
You can, too. Kerry supporters can sign up here to call from their houses. Bush supporters can go google it on their own; I’m not that much of a liberal.
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