I have been voting by mail for many years. It is so easy! No lines and no inconvenience. Why doesn't everyone vote like that?
It creeps me out that the Republicans think that the fewer people who vote the better for their party. I guess it is the people who are at street level who are Democrats. I think it is the same thinking that takes away a felon's vote. After prison there aren't many who stay Republicans.
My deceased boyfriend was a lifelong Republican who saw unions break his dad's job and who liked no regulations in his own business. After he was in prison six years he came out a Democrat and he had figured out a way to vote for Obama this time. Too bad he died.. One less vote for Obama.
My friend in Switzerland says she is always getting little notices in the mail that her vote is required on a certain issue. I think that would be so much easier than scrolling through a whole list of propositions that don't make any sense. It would certainly be better than listening to all the ads.
Actually I turn the ads off. I have a mute button and besides I am not watching that much tv lately. Is anyone? Why all the money on tv ads? Don't they realize people love their remote controls and know how to use them?
I don't trust this system. I hate that our Bush years were the result of very close calls that were decided by means other than popular votes. I shudder at what will go on in the dark areas of the country where people are trying to vote by standing in long lines.
It could get nasty this week. I hope it doesn't. I hope Obama wins.