On The Road To 2008 - Commentary on issues as we countdown to the next opportunity to change the direction of America

Monday, November 03, 2008

The Time Has Finally Come: VOTE!

After waiting 1459 days since the last presidential election, election day 2008 is finally here.

That 126 million second countdown to finally changing the direction of American is finally over.

It has been a long haul, covering over 1200 blog entries and countless hours of research and writing, but the point of this journey, as the name of this blog suggests, was that following the disappointment of Bush's 2004 re-election I wanted to dedicate myself to doing my small part in covering the political issues facing us up through this election. Many felt the 2004 loss would lead to a collective funk and depression on the left, but what happened instead was the emergence of a true grassroots uprising of a politically activist citizenry in the form of what is now commonly referred to as the blogosphere and netroots.

My personal sights were set on 2008, and now election day is here, and it will certainly be an historic one as Barack Obama is almost surely going to win it if the indications of a massive Democratic turnout, and the polling numbers pan out. I have thought for quite some time that Obama would be the best candidate to help heal this nation and turn things around. Unfortunately for us all, the damage of the Bush years just continues to get worse, so Obama will have a huge job ahead of him. Will he be able to solve all our problems? Of course not. But I think he will have the wisdom to make a great many of the right decisions needed to set us on the right path, and hopefully his term will be extended another four years come 2012. I truly think he has the ability to be one of this nation's greatest leaders.

Other races closer to home will be tighter. I do not expect we'll know the winner of either the Washington gubernatorial or 8th CD races until after several days of vote counting given how close these races are projected to be.

On the initiative front, indications are that Eyman's I-985 will go down in flames with, believe it or not, Eastern Washington leading the charge. I-1000, the Death with Dignity measure looks like it will pass. Hopefully voters will finally vote for a real transit package in Proposition 1 and pull this region into the 21st Century.

But we're not there quite yet. None of the ballots have been counted. Hundreds of thousands have yet to vote. But this is it, this is what we've been waiting for. The time to vote is finally here, so do us all a favor, act on your civic right and duty and


2 Comment(s):

Comment by: Anonymous Carolyn, London

The next president has an enormous task ahead of him, much the same way London's current mayor, Boris Johnson, had so much mess to clear up after the suffering years London endured under Ken "Red Ken" Livingston. Boris has gone from glory to glory in his actions, he has listened to what Londoners wanted and as a result, the general consensus is that we're all quite happy with him (well, most of us.)

Clearly, an entire nation is a by far bigger task than just a city, but here's hoping that the positive, sensible actions of the next President come fast and strong in the aftermath of Bush's last term.

America desperately needs someone to trust as their leader and here's hoping Obama can deliver.

11/04/2008 3:24 AM PT  
Comment by: Blogger Legacies For You

You've got to be kidding!!!!!!!!

11/04/2008 6:53 AM PT  

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