Monday, November 3, 2008

Election Eve

Don't forget to vote tomorrow! It will be a big day and probably a long evening.

There isn't much left to be said about the candidates and their platforms.

Instead, I will leave you will one final comedic-political sketch. This from radio pranksters from Canada who pretend to be Nickolas Sarkozy and Sarah Palin completely falls for it. Here's the audio.


Anonymous said...

Columbia University did a study and calculated the odds that your 1 vote would be the deciding vote. In NY the odds are 1 in 1.9 Billion. In DC, 1 in 490 Billion.

Jeanette said...

From to vote even if your one presidential vote won't count in your state.

"1. Big margin = big mandate. The popular vote doesn't put anyone in the White House, but it affects what presidents can do when they get there.

2. The other things on the ballot matter! For example: Congress. There are other important local races and ballot questions in some places.

3. If you don't vote, everyone can find out. Voting records are public. (Not who you voted for, just whether you voted.) Pretty soon, finding out whether you voted could be as easy as Googling you.

4. Help make history. You could cast one of the votes that elect the first African-American president. If we win, we'll tell our grandchildren about this election, and they'll tell their
grandchildren. Do you really want to have to explain to your great-great-grandchildren that you were just too busy to vote in the most important election in your lifetime?

5. People died so you'd have the right to vote. Self-government--voting to choose our own leaders--is the original American dream. We are heir to a centuries-long struggle for freedom: the American revolution, and the battles to extend the franchise to those without property, to women, to people of color, and to young people. This year, many will
still be denied their right to vote. For those of us who have that
right, it's precious. If we waste it, we dishonor those who fought for it and those who fight still.

Live your values. Love your country. Vote."