We Can Make History

(@10 PM – promoted by On The Bus)

On Tuesday, November 4, 2008, we can make history.  Yes, we can.  I am absolutely thrilled at the possibility before us.  I cannot wait to walk across the road– maybe I’ll go in my pajamas– to the polling place at the Spencertown Fire Department and pull a lever for Barack Obama.  I will then smile, and I will continue to smile.  I’ll smile because I never thought this could happen.  I never thought we’d actually get out of the Bush years alive.  And I never thought a candidate, a black man no less, could unify the forces of light in America.  And I think that by voting and getting out the vote in this election we can actually restore the rule of law, fairness, equality, justice, peace, and even prosperity in this country.  Yes we can.    

As I’ve said before, if Barack Obama’s presidency is one tenth as effective as his campaign, if his presidency is one tenth as creative as the musical explosion the campaign has brought about, we’re all, all of us, going to be just fine.

And so, with less than a week to go, let’s go back to this and let’s get it done:

Please vote.  Please help to get out the vote.  Please talk to your relatives, children, friends, colleagues, associates and urge them to vote.  This election can make history and it can bring hope and it can change the course of the nation. Yes we can.



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    • davidseth on October 29, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Thanks for reading.  And please, please, please vote and encourage others to do so.

    • RiaD on October 29, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    We CAN!

    • Robyn on October 30, 2008 at 12:02 am

    …(we still do it that way here) at Fairview Elementary School, but I will probably spend most of the day fretting about Prop 8 in California, over which I have no control, but which has the potential to control the political destinies of GLBT people throughout this country for the next decade or two.

  1. in Valparaiso, Indiana (red-neck territory).  I was amazed that the smalllish office was manned by young, intelligent people — hip, very hip young people, college students, you name it — lotsa’ effort, lotsa’ energy!  I did some phone banking — I tell  you I was so impressed by the utter organization of this campaign that I was in awe in a way!

    • RiaD on October 30, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    i just wanted you to know your optimism is what i’m riding on just now.

    i’ve returned to this essay several times since you posted, to drink from it’s well, loose some despair & gloom, try to renew my hope & optimism.

    thank YOU for writing & sharing.

  2. and after the last 8 years I am having trouble believing that they will go. I found Dogs and your essays to be helpful. I don’t want to be a concern troll but am really feeling jumpy. At this point my anxiety is from the McCain/Palin supporters and videos of them with such hate on their faces. Such stupidity, and saddest fear. I know on most levels that we will prevail but pictures of 04 and 2000 seep into my brain.

    The rest of the time I just feel joy pure unmitigated joy! A long road ahead but we are going to take that first step starting here.    

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