Friday, October 17, 2008

I live in a swing state for the first time!

I can't believe it. I live in a swing state for the first time in my life. I live in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. Amazingly, Virginia is actually a swing state in this election. I've lived in Massachusetts, Chicago, New York City, (all liberal), and Atlanta, Georgia (Atlanta votes Democratic, whereas Georgia as a whole is obviously extremely Republican). So my vote in presidential elections was always relatively pointless - it wasn't going to change the outcome. It feels kind of weird to have my vote actually make a difference. Perhaps that explains why my Obama yard sign was stolen the other night, at the same time that several McCain yard signs appeared on the other side of the road. Not a coincidence, I'm thinking.

McCain Forced to Fight for Virginia, Washington Post article, Oct. 17, 2008.

3 comments:

an alterer said...

Yeah! I'm still nervous, though. McCain played hard to the crazies in that last debate. I'm scared they will all come out from under their rocks and vote en masse for the guy. Keep making those phone calls to the undecideds!

crabbyanne said...

I can't help but be nervous, given the way the last two elections went. I'm cautiously hopeful. I don't want to get over confident and be disappointed.

Vero said...

I've afraid to say I was convinced Gore would win in the last elections. Didn't even occur to me that anyone could vote for W twice. So I'm not really trusting my instincts on this one but staying very cautiously optimistic.