At 0745 this morning at the polling place, fifteen minutes before voting began, there was hardly a line.
Inside poll workers were preparing not only the Diebold machines, but also a large table covered with an array of donuts, and a big coffee pot.
If there were any McCain/Palin supporters in the line, they weren’t saying so. The rest were openly for Obama, and they talked about what a historic moment this was. The overall mood was one of very quiet and cautious enthusiasm. A realization that this likely is the most important election this country has ever held.
On the scene were four lawyers from New Jersey, Obama volunteers, to make sure that everything went smoothly.
As many of you probably could have guessed, I’m a yellow dog Democrat, meaning that I’ll vote for a yellow dog before I ever vote for any Republican. Straight ticket. Naturally, I had to document my vote. And there it is, as it appeared on the touch-screen Diebold machine. By God it felt GOOD.
Now I’m heading back to Obama Hq. to continue phone bank work to get out the vote. And around 8 PM tonight, well, I’m pretty sure I’ll be watching an Obama landslide.