Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Yes We Can

Today is Super Tuesday for many of us, here in the US. And I, for one, am extremely excited. For the first time, in 8 long years, I see a light at the end of a very black tunnel. I'm tired of my Constitutional Rights being tramped on by a select few who think they have that right. Politics is an extremely polarizing topic. And I don't plan on jumping on my soapbox. Because, if I did, this post might never end!! Let's just say, I'm VERY political in nature and I have a lot of very strong opinions.

Right now it's our chance to let our voices be heard. It's time to make a stand. This country needs change. So, please get out there and vote.

Stephen King, my very favorite author...as you ALL know.....wrote an article in EW about the presidential campaign. He is a bit concerned about how "pop" the election is becoming. Personally, I think it's a good thing. It's about time people take an interest in the way this country is being run. Today, when I went to vote, I was so proud to see that the election officials at my precinct were young. College kids. Even some high school kids were there. To me that says something. As a Generation X'er, I have lived through decades of apathy from the masses. (Man...I said I wasn't going to get on a soap box. Damn)


Finally, I want to leave you with this:



I guess this shows you where my feelings are!

16 comments:

raidergirl3 said...

wow, what a great video! I had chills. I think it's a shame that the dems have two really good, and ground breaking, candidates. Both will be great.
Although I really don't need to be sticking my nose in, being Canadian. We get all the coverage of the election, and I watch Jon Stewart, so I know a bit of what is going on. Go Stephanie, have fun in your election.

How are you liking A Fine Balance? It wasn't until I finished it, and then kept thinking about it, that it made 'one of my favorite books' status.

Stephanie said...

Raidergirl - You can stick your nose in all you want!! But you are right....the video is AWESOME!!

I don't think I've gotten far enough in to A Fine Balance to really know yet. So far, so good!

Andi said...

Yes, we can!

Stephanie said...

Andi - Sing it, Sister!

John Mutford said...

Pop election or not, I say open the voting to the phone lines. It's a little embarassing that American Idol (and Canadian Idol) gets more votes than federal elections.

Debi said...

Awesome video. Of course, I was left with tears a-streaming. Thanks for sharing it, Stephanie!

Yes we can! WE HAVE TO!

Iliana said...

Yes, we can! :)

Trish said...

Super Tuesday. We Texans have to wait until March. :( Glad you're all fired up! I agree its time to get out of this funk we are in!

Dewey said...

Here is the transcript of the speech, in case you or any of your readers are interested.

Teddy Rose said...

I have been glued to CNN during all of the primaries! As you know, I live in Canada and have duel citizenship. Whenever I tell people that I am American, I have felt shame. Not for the USA and her people, but for our politics.

Obama makes me feel proud to be American again!

Yes I will vote!

YES WE CAN! YES WE CAN!

PS; This is Teddy weeping from the video, which I am promptly going to put on my blog!

J.S. Peyton said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that video!!!! Every time that man talks he sends shivers down my spine and puts tears in my eyes. I'm in D.C. here where they are very pro-Obama. Just yesterday, there was a group of people standing at four corners of a busy intersection holding Obama signs and cheering. People were going by and cheering or honking their horns. I've never seen so many people so excited about an election, which I find very telling. It was great. I'm giving you a heads up now - I'm stealing this video. : )

Ladytink_534 said...

I'm not big on politics but oh what a great video!!! So many familiar faces with a wonderful message, no matter who you vote for.

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Chris said...

I gave you that award Bonnie gave you too.

jpderosnay said...

well, here in england the election is big news. its probably the most fuss thats ever been made of an election that isn't the general election!

we don't all understand it, but we find it very exciting!