November 2, 2004
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If You Voted, Holla Back
Aww. Soon our “Election 2004” category tag will be obsolete. (Well… I better not say that yet. But seriously, I think it will be.)
NPR this morning was doing a cool thing where they’d just play the raw, unfiltered voices of voters and poll workers — it sounded almost as if these people had called and left messages on some big NPR answering machine, e.g. “Hi, my name is Chet, and I’m workin’ the polls here in Shreveport this morning… it’s a cold day… but let me tell you, the line is out the door!”
Anyway, it was really cool: Everyone sounded excited and, well, surprised by the long lines of voters.
I still think E-Day ought to be a holiday — in fact, it ought to be the holiday, a national celebration of democracy replete with parades and BBQ chicken.
But barring that, it’s nice to feel a sense of enthusiasm and engagement.
Can’t wait to tune in tonight. Kerry by 2.