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Election Day

I've already voted.  At 7:20 AM, I was number 70 in my district.  I'm usually in the first 10.  This tells me that it looks like a large turnout.

I've voted in every election since 1975, when I was 18 years old.   I don't remember all of the referendums, but I do remember the Presidential Elections.

1976:        Carter vs. Ford.    I voted for Jimmy Carter.  Probably the only vote that I wish that I could take back.   Carter was not a good President.  I don't know if Ford would have been any better,  but with hindsight,  I would have voted for Ford.

1980: Carter vs. Reagan.  I voted for Carter again.  Although, as i have previously indicated,  I don't think that he was very good,  I wouldn't change this ballot.  With Reagan "greed was good."  No longer were there any "Liberal Republicans."  If there ever was a pretense of caring about the less fortunate it was now gone.

1984:   Mondale vs. Reagan:  I liked Mondale.  He spoke honestly.  I think that he would have made a fine President.

1988:  Dukakis vs.  Bush.   Speak about the weakest possible candidates.

1992: Clinton v. Bush and Perot:  Clinton could have been great.  I think that he was effective.  However, the Republicans were out to get him and he helped them.

1996: Clinton v. Dole.   A good President, who will forever have an asterisk next to his name.

2000:  Gore v. Bush: Where do I begin?  Gore won, should be our President.  we never would have been in Iraq.  We would have taken the environment more seriously and although the economy might still be bad,  because he wouldn't have spent so much on Iraq and there would be no tax cuts for the rich, it wouldn't have been as bad.  Damn you, Ralph Nader.

2004: Kerry v. Bush.   Defamation,  Slander, lies and Rove.

2008:  Obama v. McCain:  Hope

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cathy_edgett
Nov. 4th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
I voted absentee, wanted to make sure my vote was in if I didn't get back from Italy. I wasn't sure the Bushies wouldn't lock down the country. I am of little trust when it comes to these guys.

I remember my first vote for president was Shirley Chisholm.

I have always voted Democrat. Yes, it is unimaginable how different the country would be if we had Gore in 2000. Tragic. Sad! Yes, and now, HOPE!
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