Considering that it is my job to set a good example, Lorelai came with me to vote today – our town seems to have its act together – I think we waited 5 minutes tops. We completed our scantron (yes, scantron – fill in the oval completely, so low-tech, yet reliable) and went on our way.
I live in a house divided – my husband is an adamant supporter of the other guy. I can see his point and even agree with a few issues there, but on the whole, I like my guy better. I get a good vibe.
We don’t have a crystal ball we can use to say Yes, Mr. X is the better guy for the job and was able to fix the economy, the war, the environment, the schools…. No matter who wins, the other team will be making noise that had their guy won we wouldn’t be in this mess. Everything won’t be fixed when the new guy is sworn in. I think both candidates have a hard job to do and most of what they promised isn’t worth squat. It’s all spun in so many ways the messages are all tangled. And I would bet that much of what they promise to try and accomplish can’t be done in 4 (or 8) years anyway.
I voted for Lorelai. You vote for a better tomorrow. You vote for the future, not the present. Years from now, she’ll be dealing with the mess that was created now – will she cared who I voted for? Do I care if my folks voted for Carter or Clinton? Not really.
And while I still have my suspicions about the evil empire that is Starbucks (and I support my local economy by getting coffee there once a week – it’s good! and easy to get the stroller into.) I do like their campaign today.