Tuesday, February 05, 2008

A Super Tuesday

I’m in one of the Super Tuesday states. As I write this, it’s 6:18 a.m. Usually I’ve been working on my current manuscript for around twenty minutes by now. But I’m finding myself distracted. I’m finding myself unable to focus the scene I’ve been working on.

I’m a bit of a political junkie, I’ll admit to that. It’s not a 100% thing, but it is something that has been part of my make up since I was a child. I remember elections from when I was a child, being fascinated by the electoral vote, watching the news as each states choice was made.

My fascination with politics hasn’t been limited to just elections either. I remember also as a child, being glued to the television one summer watching the Watergate hearing, and seeing John Dean testify against Richard Nixon and his people. I should have been out playing. I think my mother even encouraged me at times to stop watching the TV, but I couldn’t. I was riveted.

I don’t have a perfect voting record. But I have missed very few since I was old enough to cast my ballot. And I’m not going to miss today. The polls open here in California in thirty-five minutes (it’s now 6:27 a.m.), and I plan on being one of the first people through the door.

See, I have this anxiousness, this excitement building inside me today. I can’t wait to see how the day turns out. I’ve already got the TV turned on to one of those 24 hour news stations. And I’ll keep it on all day.

I have a definite candidate I’m voting for. One I’m excited about. But that’s not why I’m writing about the election today. Those of you in the US in states voting today won’t be influenced by who I choose, you’ll have your own idea of who excites you, who will bring the vision that you want this country to go in.

My only request is that if you do have an election in your state today, vote.



pattinase (abbott) said...

I only wish I could have cast a meaningful vote in the state I live in. (Michigan)

Anonymous said...

I hope that you inspired/reminded/guilted those that for whatever lame reason do not vote! We live in the greatest country in the world, act like it people!! Climbing down off of my flag covered soapbox now...

angie said...

I'm in a (sorta) similar situation as Patti. I'm a registered Independent and can't vote in the primaries. I seriously considered registering under a party, but...in AZ, you can't really vote for whoever the hell the best person is, regardless of party, unless you're an Indie. So, fingers crossed, I'm waiting for the results to start rolling in.

Anonymous said...

Brett, good for you.