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Skip to comments.Voting is something to relish, not a chore needing to be done early
Posted on 10/24/2012 5:11:56 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
It has never occurred to me to vote early by absentee ballot, which might be nothing more than an indication of either a stable life or a dull one. I know where I will be on Nov. 6. I don't anticipate a hard-starting car or an autumn cold or even an overflowing toilet -- three reasons Michelle Obama gave in Wisconsin a few days ago when she urged an audience to vote early.
She might as well have said, "Hurry up and vote for my man before you see the third debate,'' although I am not sure the third debate would have changed anyone's already-made-up mind. Neither fellow landed a particularly striking blow Monday night, except that after three debates I am left with my conclusion.
Barack Obama is very passionate -- about being president.
Mitt Romney is very passionate about fixing the country.
Most principally, Romney wants to fix high unemployment and the debt growing out of control. He believes that if people get back to work and a budget is adhered to with discipline, all things will then flow outward, military superiority, an international presence of authority, the defining and eliminating of enemies.
In fact, on those stage settings where it is hard to read a candidate's passion, Romney's came through only when he said, "I can fix this ... I can balance this budget ... I know how to do it.''
Obama's passion came though only when he said, "We need to hire more teachers.''
(Excerpt) Read more at twincities.com ...
More like ‘Hurry up and vote for my husband before the economy tanks again, or you get a clue.’
One cold rainy Tuesday night when I was a child, my father, a WWII veteran, got home from work and immediately did a face palm. He muttered that he had to go back out and vote. I asked why bother, it’s cold and miserable out there .
He fixed me with a look I knew meant he was serious and said;
“Because too many men better than me died horrible deaths in awful places so I could vote”
I’ve never missed an election.
This whole harangue against early voting is idiotic. I don’t need to wait until the last minute for the candidates to “make their case.” I am going to early vote and I can’t wait to cast my vote against the bozo in the White House. And I really couldn’t care less about the “communal sense of group voting” that some conservatives whine about. I thought we were the party of logic, not sentimentalist drivel.
I, too, love election day. I decided to take Michelle’s advice and vote early. That way I can work the polls on Election day. I signed up for a heavy Dem area, where no other GOP worker was signed up. I think that is a better use of my time on election day, over standing in massive lines. I will be handing out leaflets for Conservatives. Thanks for the advice Michelle. ;)