So….I went to vote today. Early voting in Tennessee is going on throughout January, and voting moms/dads that stay-at-home-with-the-kids, this is your BFF for the primaries. I was in and out of our county building in no time.
Anyway, my dork nature is coming out because ya’ll, I love to vote. Love love love it. I’m really actually quite cynical about politics – as a general rule I don’t trust politicians, and know that they’ll be bought by whatever interest writes the check, and will say whatever they need to (Mitt…Hillary…) to get elected.
But the actual process of voting – not to mention the fact that women have only been allowed to vote for 88 years – really gets me. Pushing those buttons and making the choices that will affect our country (or state or city) – for good or bad – is inspiring. I’ve voted in city elections that were decided by just 100 votes, edging in a new mayor over the 20+year incumbent. I always vote, particularly in national elections but often in statewide and citywide too. I guess I have always felt that it’s my duty – as an American and as a woman – to do so.
Today my oldest pushed the big red CAST VOTE button – and I’ll admit I felt a little twitter of pride for the man’s “first vote”.
Who did I vote for? I’m not pushing an agenda on anyone, but if anyone (like the 2-3 people that read this blog) wants to guess in the comments feel free!