Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Where The Heart Is

We can sometimes get jaded, angry, cynical and frustrated. But deep down our hearts still beat a little faster at an inspiring speech and we get choked up at a pure gesture of kindness. A sweet report on National Public Radio today, epitomized the heart and soul of the electoral process here in the United States. Pop over to the NPR website and see the signs made by third graders in the tiny town of Antrim, New Hampshire, encouraging the grown ups to vote. You can also see the election official from the same town, who baked homemade peanut butter cookies for people to enjoy after they voted. Turnout was terrific, so she was down to the last three cookies by late morning! If you can, do listen to the full five minute report.

To all our neighbors up in New Hampshire who voted today, let me echo one of the signs painted by a third grader:

“Good Job Voting!”

- no matter whom you cast your ballot for...


dancingmorganmouse said...

The news this end of the planet tells me your Ms Clinton won - congrats.

Pink Granite said...

Hi DMM -
Your news is accurate. Senator Clinton won the Democrats' side of the New Hampshire primary, with Senator Obama and former Senator Edwards coming in at second and third, respectively.

What would really tickle me is if Edwards would now come in first in the next primary in Michigan on January 15th! That would mean each of the top three had won a state and all three would stay in the thick of it, as long as possible. That way, the voters would keep hearing all three candidates' positions on the issues.

Now as long as I'm stating wishes, if Congressman Dennis Kucinich could also win a state, that would be a dream come true! He and his very liberal viewpoint would no longer be able to be marginalized by the media or the party!

Darn you DMM! You've got me dreaming and I'm bound to get my hopes dashed one way or another!
- Lee

dancingmorganmouse said...

Dreams getting dashed, that's how you know you're still alive & hoping!