Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day

My son was born in late October and the first Tuesday in November seemed a good time for his first outing - a stroller ride to my polling place at a nearby school. Two years later his sister was born, also in October, so she too was introduced to the outside world through a voting booth.

21 years later, their polling place has been converted to a mail-in precinct but both have voted for our next President.

For all the reasons I am proud of tonight's turnout, I'm especially impressed with the young people in our country. They registered, they campaigned and they kept the faith. Most importantly, on this day, having discovered their empowerment to shape the future, they got themselves to the polls.

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