Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day


Today, American citizens fulfill their duty to vote for their choice of candidates for President of the United States. This time, it seems, the whole world is holding its breath.

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20 comments:

Babzy said...

Great day for you ,i think everybody in the world has got their thoughts toward America !!!

Laurie said...

What strikes me most about your beautiful shot is the fact that all those other voices in the race are squelched and effectively eliminated by our two-party system.

I'll try not to get too fringe/Green/Indie here but it just makes me angry that the dialogue is so limited.

Dido said...

The world is holding its breath indeed. Your man is our favourite too (my husband even put an Obama sticker on his beloved car this morning!) but I am very suprised to learn from your photo that there is also an all-female ticket! I'd assumed Nader would stand again but haven't heard anything from any of the others. Do they pay a deposit for standing as a candidate?

Mo said...

Yes we sure are, all waiting.

Halcyon said...

I could not take a photo inside the polling station. :( We had those touch screen voting machines that print out your vote on a receipt. But you weren't hidden or anything and the poll-manners were not looking fondly on my camera.

Glad to see that you put your vote to good use though! I expect it may make a difference in someplace like California. Here in Mississippi, I'm not sure if my vote matters much.

Virginia said...

Good one E., would not think to take a snap!! Halcyon, don't be discouraged. Your vote is just as valid as all the rest, but I do know whereof you speak.

Kelly said...

I agree with Laurie. I thought something very similar when I went to vote this morning.

The world is holding its breath!

Chris said...

I'm keeping my blue fingers crossed. Heaven help us!

Petrea said...

Wonderful shot and thoughts.

Laurie, you're right. I think what limits the dialogue (at least these days) is fear that voting for a "fringe" candidate eliminates a vote for a potential winner - meaning, if a liberal votes for a Green party candidate it's one less vote for the more viable opponents of the right wing. Remember how hated Ralph Nader was after the 2000 election?

Dido, what a good question. Anyone know the answer?

Anonymous said...

It's true, this one matters worldwide. I'm in contact online with people from many other countries and they've been as active in their opinions and discussions on the election as any of us from the U.S., this whole time, and I'd have to say that a lot of the time, they seem more informed than us too, about the U.S. Without exception, they are worried that McCain will take the office. (Notice nobody's saying "will win"!)

Kym said...

This is such an important choice today (though sadly it really is just between two candidates.) Thanks for highlighting the vote in such striking photo.

Amy Wachspress said...

You go girl. We're making history!

USelaine said...

I have to run to work, but just so you all know, I took this photo on my home desk, not in a voting booth. I live in a vote-by-mail precinct, so this picture was snapped last week.

A cheesy song is in my mind this morning (and no, I haven't heard any campaign theme songs - I don't listen to any of that): "From a distance... God is watching us."

See you all on the other side of today...

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political puzzles! I'll get back to it later...gotta vote

Destitute Rebel said...

Thank you for voting, the other half of the world is staying awake all night following the US elections in hopes of a better tomorrow. It makes us acutely aware of the fact that voting the right person into office is a global responsibility thrown on the shoulders of each American.

Petrea said...

It's Destitute Rebel! Nice to see you. I think a lot of us have the world in mind when voting today.

Abraham Lincoln said...

That is who we voted for about a month ago by absentee ballot.

Marie-Noyale said...

I actually had never seen a ballot,not being a citizen. So Thanks for showing it to us

Christie said...

I'm with you, Laurie! I would love to have more than a "one-or-the-other" choice.

Ming the Merciless said...

Cool ballot! It looks kinda confusing at first because the circles do not line up nicely next to the candidates. Also, there are no spaces between the candidates either.