Elections are to be taken very seriously
November 5, 2008
I am sure you will all think a little less of me after reading this post. But, here are five thoughts about my election day experience.
1) When I finally got to my election site after work yesterday there was no line. I know this makes me sound like a total looser, but with all the turn out hype I was kind of looking forward to waiting in line. I even brought a book. Nope, I walked right in and had to set me book on the floor while I filled out my ballot.
2) I might have voted for someone because a really nice person outside the polling place asked me to. He said good evening and asked me to consider his candidate and when I got in the little booth I did consider his candidate and I voted for him. I was going to tell him on my way out but I thought we might both get arrested or at least yelled at.
3) I had NO idea what 90% of the local ballot questions were all about. I tried to wade through the legalese as swiftly as possible but since I had my book on the floor and no one would explain them to me I pretty much winged it.
4) I really wanted to tell off Chuck Todd. I know that he is really smart and well informed and if he was voting in my district he would have known EXACTLY what all three pages of ballot initiatives were about but that does not make him any less annoying. If he compared the map to 2004 and 2000 one more time I may have screamed, or at the very least turned off msnbc.
5) I was moderately obsessed with the electoral college ice map. I am always amazed with the art work they are able to do on fields and ball parks and this was no exception. Again, I would have loved to have been in on the meeting where someone proposed the electoral ice map. “Can’t we just put it up on a screen?” “Well, we could…but everyone is going to have a screen. Wouldn’t it be so much cooler if our map was in ice“.
How was your voting experience?