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Tomorrow I will cast my vote but, it is fun to dream!

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      It is Friday, October 24th.  There  are eleven days until the election. Tomorrow I plan to cast my very important early vote.  Casting a vote has never really mattered this much to me before.  It seems like forever since I started supporting Senator Obama.  I carefully placed the Obama sign in my yard before the Primary.  I can remember shaking my head “no” to the Hillary supporters who wanted me to honk my horn as I passed them standing along the streets in our town.  I’m a West Virginia lady.  I was born and raised in this state.  I’ve never been political in my life.  I grew up during the Kennedy years.  I watched America put the first man on the moon when I was in the fifth grade.  This presidential campaign reminds me of those years.  It has that type of excitement that has been lacking since those years.  Today I taught school all day and did some tutoring after school.  I’m really tired but, I jumped on the internet when I got home to catch up on campaign news.  Friends for Obama in West Virginia keep me updated.  I turned on CNN to listen, also.  Biden was in West Virginia today.  I am hoping that he influenced some folks to vote Obama today.  Things are looking positive in the poles.  But, I’m not cocky I don’t doubt for one minute that things could go in the opposite direction.  This has been a battle all the way.  Yet, it is amazing in these difficult economic times that simple small town folks like me can take solace in the hope the Obama campaign brings.     Now, enter this dream I’m allowing myself to have.  It is the day after the election and things are wonderful.  Barack Obama has captured the Presidency of The United States.  I’m so happy that I did my little bit to make this a reality.  I have downloaded my Obama songs and am listening to them while watching the celebrating on T.V.  My young sixteen year old daughter is with me.  It is this very private world I live in and yet, my life has been touched.  Through the internet the Obama campaign has entered my life everyday.  I have blogged till I’m blue in the face.  I have three Obama shirts, two hats, and two Obama buttons.  I have worn them to school often.  Now, I will watch his acceptance speech.  It will be a great speech.  He makes many great speeches.  I could listen to him over and over.  I can’t wait to see Michelle and those beautiful children.  There are tears in my eyes.  Finally, the day has come.  What a great day in history this is!  I can’t rest I’m so excited.  I think of the millions of people on the internet that feel the same as I.  Obamanites they have called us all.  I will forever be an Obamanite.  Whoops, wake up!     There are eleven days left and it is comforting to dream.  I dream about dancing at the Ignaural Ball or actually, being at the Ignauration.   What a fantasy!   I live in West Virgina.  It is a world away from all of this.  But, I will read about it in a magazine or find an article on the internet.  The campaign has entered my life and my mind.  Just as I teach about Martin Luther King and John Kennedy I can teach about Barack Obama.  I still wonder if West Virginia will be blue on Election Day?  Tomorrow I will cast my vote with “hope” that Barack Obama will become President Barack Obama on November 4th. 2008. 


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