I Voted

I cast a vote today for a black man for President of the United States. Sure, there have been black candidates for the last 36 years. I strongly considered voting for Lenora Fulani in 1988, the first black person to be on the ballot in all 50 states. It is a historic day, and although I wish Obama were more progressive at least he and Biden are smart and reasonable, learned and willing to learn. That puts them above the McCain/Palin ticket and waaay above Bush/Cheney. I still have this core of fear in the pit of my stomach that scumbags with crooked voting machines will still try to steal this election but unlike 2000 and 2004 I think the margin is so big that it can’t be done with impunity. I’m not assuming anything until I see the guy sworn in this January, but for the first election day in many years I feel good about it.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father.

3 thoughts on “I Voted”

  1. I feel good too. I feel hopeful about my government for the first time in eight years… it’s like standing in a cool wind after a long trip through a desert.

    The times are changing.

  2. Dave, I *did* vote for Fulani in 2008! Remember the anti-convention that was setup in the parking lot of the now extinct Metroplex just down the street from the Convention Center?

  3. Kelley, I’m waiting until 50 secretaries of state have signed up to feel confident, but I do feel hopeful.

    Tim! Yes sir, that’s where we heard her speak and she was pretty compelling. The crazy alternative DNC thing that put the Metroplex out of business when they sold 30 tickets a night. Paul Cornwell just organized a 688/Metroplex reunion show last month with a lot of the usual suspect bands.

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