The First Day
Today, October 20th is the first day of early voting in Nevada. My wife and I arrived at one of the early polling locations about eleven. I expected a little bit of a line, but to my surprise it was very long. I talked to one of the volunteers and he said it had been that way since 9 o’clock when they opened.
I did a little research and found out the same thing is happening in other swing states that have early voting.
I don’t know if it means anything for either side, but this is definitely an important election. In the beginning of the candidate’s campaigns I saw little difference between Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney. In the months that have followed, the difference is as wide as the Pacific Ocean.
Yesterday, when the Salt Lake Tribune endorsed Mr. Obama over Romney, it should have been a wake-up call for everyone. The article stated that the paper believed he had strayed to the extreme side of the right wing. That’s exactly what I have seen.
We working class Americans have an opportunity to vote for two distinct men. One wants us to return to the policies of George Bush, and even farther, and one wants to continue on the path to recovery. It won’t happen overnight, but it is happening. The statistics prove it.
I hope everyone votes, and votes early if it is possible. We’ve lost a few of our civil rights in the last 10 years thanks to the “Patriot Act”. The right to vote is one you still have. Use it well.