Damn. It would suck to be me, wouldn’t it?
When I was in Denver I heard Rep. Jan Schakowsky speak, and she reminded the audience that but for 537 votes in Florida Al Gore would have been president. What if, she asked we’d registered that many or more? What if we’d walked another precinct, knocked on more doors?
Well, there’s no way I’ll forget to vote. For one thing, my polling place is just a couple of blocks from my house. We’ve even talked about taking Parker with one of us to the polls, so he can see the voting process. (He insisted on voting in Nickelodeon Kids Pick the President. And yes, he voted for Barack Obama.)
Plus my parents drilled into my skull the importance of voting, and the people who sacrificed so I can vote. In fact, my dad always said, “If you can’t find someone to vote for, find someone to vote against. But vote.”
So, this won’t be me. Don’t let it be you.