Tomorrow's The Day

Last modified on November 3rd, 2008

It’s finally here. After over a full year of campaigning, tomorrow the United States will be voting on who will be the next president of the United States. As I’ve blogged about many times before, I’m hoping Barack Obama wins. Compared to most politicians in this day and age, he seems upfront, humble, intelligent, and with an honest desire to improve the state of America.

I’m probably going to hole myself up tomorrow near a TV and watch the coverage as it happens. Without a doubt, this is bound to be the most important political event that I’ve witnessed in my lifetime. Whoever wins tomorrow will have eight years of damage to work on repairing, eight years of failed foreign policy to contend with, and an economic crisis (that many believe may ultimately be comparable to some aspects of the Great Depression) that threatens jobs and consumer confidence on a global scale.

If you have any thoughts about the election, feel free to drop a comment. I predict a record turn-out of voters tomorrow, with Obama ultimately winning.

12 responses to “Tomorrow's The Day”

  1. Eva says:

    I heard on the radio at some point last week that there have already been about 12.5 million votes cast (combination of early voting and mail-in votes, I think). I think they said that more than half those ballots were voting Democratic.

    I, for one, decided I best exercise my right to vote and requested an absentee ballot, which I duly filled and sent last week.

    *fingers crossed*

  2. I’m going to be at the Canucks game, so I expect you to keep my updated.

  3. I’m with you. I hope Obama wins and that this Bradley Effect nonsense doesn’t play out. I don’t think it will however stranger things have happened.

    I’ll be firmly glued to my television watching CNN. Its funny that even though I’m not an American I feel like we all have something at stake tomorrow. Agree?

  4. Lisa says:

    I have to say I am sitting on the fence still trying to decide who to vote for. It may come down to when I walk into the voting booth. I am one of those undecided voters. But I too will be watch all day as to what happens. Alot at stake for my fellow Americans.

  5. Duane Storey says:

    I’d actually be interested to know why you’d vote for one candidate and not the other at this point. What is it about McCain’s plans that appeals to you, and same for Obama?

  6. Lisa says:

    With McCain I am not so sure that health wise he will make it the full term. He has had alot of health issues in the past. But he does have the experience with military and he does have experience in dealing with foreign policy.

    With Obama I don’t know if he has enough experience with the military issues to get our troups out of there without some sort of retaliation on the US. I am not sure that with the economy package that he has that he is going to be able to keep companies from moving out of the US for lower work force cost instead trying to keep the jobs in the US.

    Trying to find a job here, is as bad as I have ever seen it. Even for holiday help it’s tough to find.

    So when I go to the polls, I will be thinking about how much this country will change or stay the same or worse in the next four years. It is very important to me because I like many others was a casualty to the economy lay offs. It is a tough spot to be in.

  7. Eva says:

    I think that Obama has about as much experience with military issues as George W did when he was first elected as President. Keep in mind that George W was a state Governor and did not have any experience on the federal level.

    I voted Democrat mainly because I grew up in the primarily Democratic state of Massachusetts (Mitt Romney was a fluke). Seeing how things have gone since I left the US, I think I’ve had enough of having the Republicans in charge.

    I still don’t understand how GWB got in for a 2nd term…

  8. Sarah-Renee says:

    I know one of the big issues for me was taxes. Who is going to increase our taxes more and who will use those taxes the most effectively. That affects me personally now that I am in a higher tax bracket and it affects my business and therefore my employees as well.
    I’m also looking forward to watching the elections. I’m staying the night with a good friend so we can watch the action, we’ve got popcorn and we plan on staying up late to see the results!

  9. Andy says: is now saying Obama has a 98.3% chance of victory. Lets hope they are right.

  10. Hesty says:

    I don’t see why people are so excited about Obama. I personally don’t think he can “Change” much. The economy is going to the toilet and there is nothing either candidate can do about it.

    For people clamouring for change, why don’t they vote someone really different such as Ron Paul or Bob Barr?

  11. Duane Storey says:

    Well, there are more things wrong with the world and the United States that just the economy. Some things, like the strategy and exit timeline in Iraq, are definitely within the president’s ability to change.

  12. Lisa says:

    Well I went and voted and now I will just sit back and watch everything unfold. No matter who is elected, it is going to be a very hard up hill climb with alot of problems to be resolved.

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