At 11:00 this morning, I set out to walk to my polling place to vote in this election. Problem is, the polling place was 4 miles away. Yet I really, really wanted to go vote in this election and I didn't want to get caught in the afternoon/evening rush to the polls. So I walked. My feet hurt and my hips are sore, but it was worth it.
But before the Q/A starts, let me pre-empt a few of your questions.
"Why'd you do it? Obama's gonna win Maryland no matter what."
1: Civic Duty
2: Obama needs every vote he can get
3: I've never been happier to vote AGAINST someone as Mitt Romney.
4: There are some important questions on our state ballot, such as marriage equality.
"Why didn't you take a taxi or get a ride?"
"But Obama isn't progressive enough on x issue!"
Yeah, it sucks that he hasn't implemented Medicare for All or thrown all the bankers in jail. It also sucks that I'm not a millionaire.
"But you're not a swing state? You could always vote in Jill Stein!"
I'm not voting Green until they realize that running for President every year without building an actual party infrastructure isn't going to work. I want my candidates to represent my interests, but I want them to actually know how to be politicians. Otherwise I'd write in some hippies at my local college or something.
Now, ask away!
(also vote Obama no matter how blue your state is!)