Tuesday, February 5

Did You Vote Today?

Say it loud. Say it proud.

If you live in one of the 24 states that are holding primaries today, and you voted, leave a comment and let us know three things:

1. What state are you from?

2. Did you take your kids with you to vote?

3. Who did you vote for? And, if you want, why did you vote for them. Who knows, you may be able to sway all of us indecisives!

Let the ones of us who live in non-voting states today live vicariously through you!


Linda Kerr said...

I am not in one of the lucky states today, but the good news is that I'm finally ALMOST decided on who I will vote for. Yes, I will most definitely take my kids.

Ainsley said...

Didn't get to vote today, but I can't wait until I can! Kids, yes. =)

~Ainsley, VA

Anonymous said...

I live in California. My husband and I just registered to be permanent absentee voters. We decided that was a great way to make sure I voted, since I have a permanent appendage all the time (our daughter). I didn't want to get stuck at ten minutes to 8 on voting day and have to rush to the polling place. It really took the stress out of voting and made it enjoyable for a change. I voted for Mitt Romney. He definitely matched me best when it came to issues and values.

Anonymous said...

I'm having a hard time understanding the Huckabee appeal (and even the Romny appeal, to a lesser extent). Actually, I understand the appeal (he's a good candidate), but what makes people think he has any chance to win a general election? Outside of his Evangelical Christian base, I see absolutely no broader appeal. I can't think of any general election strategy that has him beating any Democratic challenger. This is the problem with conservative base. If they insist on voting purely on ideological or religious affiliation grounds, they end a minority group with limited political influence. The key is to choose candidates that can but together coalitions. Insisting on ideological purity wins nothing. I don't think Huckabee's supporters realize just how little he appeals to voters outside the traditional conservative Evagelical circles. He may be a good guy and a skilled politician, but he has nearly zero chance of winning the purple states and absolutely zero chance of winning any blue state.

Ann Kroeker said...

I had to live vicariously, but I enjoyed hearing from a friend of mine in Arizona who was interviewed by a New York Times reporter. Her husband's and her interviews were included in an interactive online feature yesterday at the NYTimes. I wrote about it in my post today, and also linked to you. I hope you don't mind, but I included what you sent me via e-mail introducing your site.

Good work and many thanks from a mom who doesn't have time to sift through everything, yet wants to vote with discernment and confidence.

Shelley said...

I'm in Arizona, and I voted. I took my 5 year-old with me, the other two are in school. They even gave her an "I Voted Today" sticker.

I voted for Obama, but since I'm in a winner-take-all state, it didn't do any good. I thought it was interesting that you said that 70% of Democrats would be happy with either candidate...I feel that way also. I don't think they're that far apart, policy-wise, and I like both.

Hands-Free Heart said...

to Shelley: Are you sure? I really thought that the "winner takes all" only applied to Republicans? Democrats usually split the delegates according to percentage of votes, which would make your vote count.


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