I know, I know... I don't post in weeks and then you get this? My apologies friends!
Since I've been standing in the early voting line for an hour and have about as long to go still, I figured I would try to entertain myself while I was standing here.
Here's what I've learned so far:
Having only one early voting location for an entire large county is a bad idea.
Thinking I could get in and get out on my lunch hour was also a bad idea. Doesn't anybody work on Fridays?
People are voting. Lots of people. Old people, young people, white people, black people, white collar and blue...they are all voting. Here. Today.
In making small talk, most people seem to be voting early because they just want to be done with the whole political circus. We all agree there should be an opt out for all political commercials as a reward for voting early. Somebody work on that!
I should have eaten before I came to vote. If I pass out and get carried out on a stretcher before I get to cast my ballot, I'm going to be pissed!
Voting is important. Even if you're not being fought over in a swing state.
So as I turn another corner in this seemingly endless winding line to voting machines, I hope I've done enough homework, weighed my options careful, and make the best decision possible given the options.