I voted today.

That’s all. I voted today.

For the first time ever.

And he didn’t win.


8 thoughts on “I voted today.

  1. Well, at least you finally got to vote. Were you excited? Confused? Did you have the electonic voting booths? Was is chaotic where you voted? Did you have to stand in line for long? I’m so glad that you finally, finally got to vote!!!!! Yeah!!!! Sorry that your candidated didn’t win (neither did mine) but at least you have the right to bitch about things because you VOTED!!!! Unlike half of the registered voters who were too lazy to vote. You’ve always had good reasons as to why you couldn’t vote. But I’m very, very proud of you. YOU VOTED!!!! YEAH!!!!!

  2. I’m afraid that a lot of people voted because of the race factor. When I early voted on Sat., there was a new voter girl that asked her dad, “Dad, how do I vote?” He said, “Vote for the black man”. I wondered if this was the only reason for their votes? My candidate didn’t win either, but I will support the office of The President of the United States, and Thank God that we have the ability to vote for the leader of this great country.

  3. Congratulations on casting your first vote!

    Thank you for participating in the democratic process. I’m sorry your candidate didn’t win; mine didn’t either. A lot of mine didn’t. But, I did try to make a difference. Each vote does.

    Kathy, I think you’re right. I think that a lot of people did that, which is sad because there is so much more to it than that.

    I’ve had heated discussions with several, either in email or on MySpace. I can’t believe people put priorities on some things and completely ignored others.

  4. I do not see how they can claim that he is the first black man to become president. He is just as much white as what he is black. His mother is white and his father is black. I will not ever refer to him as “the first black president” but I will concede that he is the first “MIXED RACE PRESIDENT” To me the rest of it is just playing a race card which is wrong. People are celebrating because they got a half black president. Well, they also got a half white president. Maybe this is what this country needed, some colorblindness. But please, don’t expect me to refer to him as the “first black president”. My glass is half empty on that one.

  5. saying the majority voted for obama because he’s black is like saying the majority voted for mccain because he’s not black. many of us obama supporters did do the research and made an informed choice to vote for him. i think that many of us are tired of hearing that we are mindless idiots who only voted for this reason or that. i happened to like mccain, but just liked obama better. because race can’t be defined other than the social definition we ourselves have created, we have labelled him black just like we do many other multi-racial individuals. race has a lot to do with how people perceive the way you look. and people perceive obama as black. and there’s nothing wrong with that. black, biracial, asian, hispanic, he’s a minority, period. and that means a lot to a lot of people. it may not matter to you what you refer to him as, but it’s important to my son and millions of other multi-racial families what WE refer to him as. because my child sees that our country’s leader looks like he does. it sounds like you are defending the white race by saying he is as much white as he is black. does it matter how much black he is? what matters is that he looks like many people in this country who have been mistreated the past 200 years and this is a big step toward true equality.

  6. I don’t think that ALL the people who voted for Obama are “mindless idiots who only voted for this reason or that.” And I don’t think that is what Mo was trying to say, either.

    I think what she is trying to say is, it seems that the media, and maybe even Obama himself at times, deny or don’t acknowledge BOTH sides of his family tree.

    You are right in that this country has come a long way in race relations. I don’t want to deny the historical context of the election (even if it sounds like I am, I’m not). In my initial comment, I said that there was so much more to it than that [race], meaning the issues.

    I don’t agree with where Obama stands on the isses and that is why I didn’t vote for him; yet, so many people in America would call me a racist for not voting for him. WTH is that all about? I think voting for a person solely based on the color of their skin, be it white or black, is wrong… but if a person voted for him because they agree with his stance on the issues, that’s their choice.

    FWIW, I’ve read on other blogs about race and perception… for example, MetroDad, once talked about being called Chinese or a derrogatory name for Chinese people and he is Korean. I don’t know that defining people only in ways we perceive (ie, Asian looking, so he must be Chinese) is quite right. We have a long way to go, but I, too, have wonder why he doesn’t consider himself “bi-racial” instead of entirely black. Just a curiosity, really.

  7. well, i understand where you are coming from with people assuming things about the vote you chose. people assume that because i voted (and always voted) democrat, i am not a bible believing christian. and they assume that because i voted for obama it must only be because he is black. and they assume that just because i voted for him i believe in communism. so i think we are coming from the same place here.

    we all had our own reasons for choosing which candidate to vote for and i think we should just stick to that instead of assuming things about another person’s choice. know what i’m saying? it’s definitely getting on my nerves as i’m sure it is yours! and he does consider himself bi-racial, but whether biracial or black, it is still monumental.

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