I’m nervous about today, because I’ve allowed myself to hope that this election will result in a Democratic majority in the House and maybe, just maybe, the Senate. That the voters will demonstrate to our “president” their disapproval of his war, his my-way-or-the-highway style of governing, and his disregard for the rights and general welfare of the American people. That for the first time in two years, I’ll get to feel as though I’m being represented by my elected representatives.I’ve been a poll junkie for the last week, keeping an eye on every tiny up and down in the numbers. As of this morning, RealClearPolitics, one of my favorite political sites, predicts the Democrats picking up 6 Senate seats (enough!) and lots of House seats (more than enough!). I’ll be listening to the radio all day and watching the returns on TV tonight.
We’ve done what we can. We’ve had MoveOn.org gatherings in our home and participated in countless online petitions and drives; and my husband has made phone calls, has spent the better part of two days walking door to door, and today is working as a poll watcher for 12 hours.
Here’s hoping Democrats vote in record numbers and that we make the change America needs so desperately.