Friday, October 31, 2008

A Hopeful Observation While Waiting in Line

B and I voted today. We stood in line for over 4 hours for a 2 minute voting experience. Even Disney gives you THREE minutes!

In case there is any suspense, I voted Palin/McCain. It doesn't show that order on the ballot, but that's what I voted in my heart. B voted the same way. We genuinely believe that team is the best choice for America's future.

The thing that stood out to me was the camaraderie among everyone standing in line. There were plenty of people there who were Obama people and plenty more McCain voters. There were probably 4 people voting for Bob Barr as well. But the noticeable thing was how well everyone was getting along. Even in long lines on a frosty morning, nerves were not frayed, tempers did not flare. We laughed, chatted and endured together. That's just the way this country is. Regardless of what happens next week, most of us will keep working and walking side by side to support our families and our country. Political seasons don't always bring out the best in us, but that might be more of a media creation. There are some nut case out there, no doubt. But the overwhelming majority will take the result in stride and move on. This really is a great country.

Please remember to turn your clocks back tomorrow night. And please remember to vote on Tuesday if you haven't already. I hope you vote for McCain. But even if you vote for the other guy, please vote. Be a part of the process. Have a great weekend.