My favorite Get Out The Vote message
But I am BACK now in every sense of the word. And as readers of this blog know, the election is very much at the top of my mind. Earlier this week I heard an excellent segment on All Things Considered in which Melissa Block talked to a group of manufacturing job trainees in the swing state of Missouri. The group happened to be African-American and race entered the conversation, as well as jobs, hopes for the future, and the fact that everyone has to keep working hard to support Obama if he wins.
At the end of the segment, the trainees' supervisor told about a GOTV (get out the vote) text message he had received from a friend:
Rosa sat so Martin could walk.
Martin walked so Obama could run.
Obama is running so our children can fly.
If you are in an early voting state, I urge you to get out there before Tuesday to make room for one more person at the last minute.
I moved to North Carolina in 2000 just before the awful Bush-Gore election resulted in the interminable wait to find out who would be declared the winner. After eight long years, I could not be more ready to turn to a new page.