This is a blog I posted on my Myspace/Facebook/Livejournal on election day. It's not meant to be up to date exactly.
Today was my first real experience in our "democracy." I don't know how to veiw my actions or the circumstances surrounding them. There was no marching band playing as I colored in those circles, there were no fireworks as I slipped that paper into the box. Nothing. I would love to pretend that my first experience was this magical, almost beautiful phemomena. Yet far from it, it was the emptiness that follows a deep feeling that your candidate has no chance, and furthermore you don't believe in that person.
I always envisioned my first vote to be for a cause I was emphatic about, someone I deeply believed in and thought was the right direction for my country. The bitter reality is, the grand majority of the time this is how it is, the lesser evil. The man you believe will do the littlest harm, not the greatest good. Ironically, my first voting was marked by rain and long lines, something I envision being a frequent occurence with the election of a socialist. For some reason that is the picture I have of a socialist/communist country, rain and long lines. Frowning faces, grim eyes, almost a settled complacency that this is how it will always be. Yet I have so much hope, I have so much faith that this will merely be the storm before we open our eyes. Our suffering will be shortlived, for after the Carter of this generation, we will have a Reagan rise up. This is something I pray for, I firmly hope and believe.
Where will our Reagan come from? Who will he be? I see noone embracing the Reagan economics, no current Senator, Congressman, or Governor who will rally the base, sweep through us like a tornado. Where is our political messiah? The liberals have their saviour, they have their majority in Congress, now can we have a fire come? Or will we resign to the idea that this is how it always will be. We will always have to fire ourselves up against a person rather than for a cause. Will we always have to settle for the lesser evil? I pray to God not. I suppose I'm just an optimist, but I believe better times are coming. Yes we will suffer for now, however our day is coming, capitalism will survive and will grow. The economic policies of President-elect Obama will drive our economy further towards socialism, our new leader will drive our rights and freedoms closer and closer to those enjoyed in North Korea and China. It's still raining outside, the clouds are darkening. On the ground lays a McCain sign, towering over it is Obama/ Biden 08. God save us.