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Wednesday, November 05, 2008


The election is over! And I would be this happy, even if McCain had won. Because it's over. People can find something else to degrade one another with now. Good times.

I was asleep long before they even entertained the idea of calling the election. Working out twice within a 24 hr period, as well as getting up at the butt-crack of dawn to vote yesterday made me a little more than sleepy. Aaron said I didn't even stir when he came in to tell me the news.

Here's a little funny about the elections. As many of you know, Hamilton County, is a hotbed of Republicans. Typically there isn't anyone to run on the ticket for the Democrats because they know it's no use. OK, whatever. But it's most irritating when people start teaching their children about their candidates. We were at dinner the other day, and Erin said "Obama is going to give money from people who don't have it and give it to people who already have it. And that's not nice." So she was convinced to vote for McCain. Um. She's FIVE. And she didn't hear this at home. So we talked to her about this a little bit, letting her know that isn't necessarily how things work. Well, yesterday, they had mock-elections at school. They even had little photo ID cards for the kids. Was very cute. I commented on this to Griffin, who was so very happy that Obama won. Erin pipes up, "I voted for Obama." "You did?" I ask her, "I thought you were voting for McCain?" Her reply: "Yeah, I WAS going to vote for him, but I voted for Obama at the end." It was just so funny to hear her say it. Remember, she's five! And it's funny how very much children tend to go with whatever their parents do. We'll see what happens when my kids are older, and how differently they'll feel... or perhaps they'll have similar views. I think mine differ from my parents.


Blogger Judy in Indiana said...

Seth came home steaming mad yesterday that only three kids in his class, himself included vited for obama in their mock elections.

He has a shiirt with polar bears on it that he wore yesterday. He used my Xyron to make a sticker for his shirt that said "Don't vote for Sarah Palin, she'll kill us!" He did it all on his own. Totally cracked me up.

I went to bed, but turned on the Tv at 11 to hear Obama won/was projected to win. I stayed up and watched McCain's very gracious speech but could not stay awake for Obama. Am so sad to have missed it.

Here's a big difference....McCain had his party in an expensive hotel room, tickets neeeded to be purchased for the exclusive party at the Biltmore. Obama? Free to the masses in Grant Park. To me that right there defines the two parties. one is for the people, one is at the expense of the people.

Oh wait, I have my own blog for all this babble, don't I?

1:51 PM

Blogger Katie said...

Since we are using Steph's blog for this, I have to say I love Judy's comment on my blog. Totally had me laughing out loud. :)

9:23 PM

OpenID ispeakbeanish said...

I too am glad that it is over. The whole thing is too drawn out a process. There ought to be a time frame during which campaigning can start. It feels like the election has been going on for 2 years now. I'm just glad it's decided.

11:46 PM

Blogger Nancy said...

Caitlyn was all about Obama this year. Several weeks ago though, she didn't even know who the other candidate was. I thought that it was interesting that she knew one and not the other. Just demonstrates who got out there more I guess.

She also sat and watched at least a good hour of election results with me on Tuesday. It was fantastic!

9:36 AM


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