Wind and Rain can’t stop change

Posted: November 4, 2008 by danjohns in dedication, election 2008, hip hop, long voting lines, mccain, obama, polls, voting

Standing in the rain, with Biggie’s “ready to die” blaring from the same BlackBerry that I’m typing this blog with, it isn’t hard to come to the conclusion that we’ve come a long way as a society. (thankfully I’ve come a long way in this line since I arrived at 6:30am)

Seriously though, there are people voting this year that were alive when women couldn’t vote, and black people couldn’t drink from the same fountains as white people. This election features a black man as the candidate favored to win, and a woman as the vice presidential running mate of his opponent. The turn out at polls nationwide will undoubtedly lead to some sort of online process in the future, but today it symbolizes how important this election is to the people of this country.

As I survey the crowd, I can only ask these questions:

How bad does it suck to be standing in this long ass line with your toddler, knowing he or she isn’t going to understand why its necessary?

What part of the game is it when a man is standing in line on crutches, while somewhere else in the city there is someone that didn’t register?

Is my BlackBerry designed to take this amount of drizzle?

Why didn’t I leave 10 minutes earlier?

Will my coworkers have coffee ready when I get to work?

Speaking of work, do they really expect us to get anything done today?

Will I make it to work on time?

How really cares?

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