Tuesday, October 26, 2004

The upcoming election has put me in a state of mental distress, even agony, that makes it hard to concentrate on other things. I'm compulsively checking polls and electoral vote counters and reading pundits and e-mails from Bush Must Go and MoveOn and the Democrats. The state of democracy in this country is very poor right now. Republican activists scaring voters away from the polls; arbitrary decisions are made by partisan and unelected polling officials; no one lifts a finger against gerrymandering of Congressional districts that completely wipes out the very notion of the House as the political body most responsive to the demands of the people. Even Kerry's victory will not be enough to undo the damage of the last four years to our political system. I hope we can all stay energized past November 2 to bring about real change.

Someone told Emily how we mustn't concentrate on Bush; instead we should take a few minutes every day to visualize a Kerry victory. See him celebrating next Tuesday night. See him getting sworn in in January. See him addressing the nation from the Oval Office. See it. Believe it. Make it happen.

1 comment:

Laura Carter said...

I'm right there with you, Josh.

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