Election Day 2012 is here much to my
relief delight. As a citizen of one of this year’s swing states, it didn’t take too much thinking to come up with a list of the top ten positives associated with the long-awaited end to election season.
10. No more robo-calls for Hiram and me from candidates, their spouses, immediate family, extended family, political cohorts, good friends, acquaintances, and pets.
9. No more surveys for Hiram and me of the automated or real-person-on-the-other-end-of-the-line variety.
8. No more robo-calls or surveys for our son who hasn’t lived in this state since 2001.
7. No more robo-calls or surveys for our daughter who hasn’t lived at our house since 2010.
6. No more robo-calls for Jayme, whoever she is, who never lived at our house though the Democratic Party is sure she did.
5. We can watch television again without hearing the same political ads over and over again.
4. No more watching television and feeling like a teacher trying to break up fights between two popular kids who keep calling each other names.
3. In a few more days, news reporters will talk about something other than the election or Frankenstorms powerful enough to push the candidates off the front page for a few days.
2. The sense of equality that comes from standing in the voting line with fellow citizens in our voting precinct. One person, one vote, regardless of gender, color, creed, class, or earning power.
1. When we vote, whoever wins, we’ve participated in the making of history.
What positives get you excited this election day? Leave a comment.