I voted on Saturday. I waited 3 long hours from about 9:30 to 12:30. My back was tired, my legs exhausted, and near fainting from the hunger. Whatever. It had to be done. The back pain, knee pain, and hamstring pain that I am still feeling is a small price to pay to make history.
Regardless of who wins on Tuesday, history will be made. We will either have our first African American President, or our first female Vice President. As much as I hate the Republican nominees, either win will be HUGE for 2 marginalized groups of people. Females and African Americans.
As I walk my dog through the neighborhood, I run into my neighbors. There is a buzz in the air. An excitement brewing. Everyone is asking if you voted. Asking if you need a ride, where you need to go etc. Something big is about to happen.
So, now you have a choice. Either we keep things status quo, or we decide that things haven’t been going so great and decide to make a change. A change for the better. A chance to see what others have to offer. To hear a few voices that haven’t always been heard in Washington. A voice that I feel, for the first time, that I actually might have something in common with. Not because he’s a black man, but because he is a Democrat. A Liberal. Or as I prefer to call myself, a Progressive. He worked hard to get where he is in life, didn’t have everything handed to him, and actually cares about the little people. Guess what? We’re all the little people.
If you think things are fine the way they are, and don’t mind having an out of touch old man, and a woman that would love to see your reproductive rights taken away and for some bizarre reason thinks that people criticizing her violates her first amendment rights, then continue to vote Republican.
However, I learned many, many years ago that only a fool keeps doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different outcome. Tuesday night, we’ll get to see if Americans really are the fools that the rest of the world thinks that we are.
* Consider this the official GeekGirl endorsement. I know the world was waiting to see who I endorse. (Like there was ever a question.)