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November 02, 2004

annika's Election Day Message To West Coast Republicans

Especially to Californians.

The polls are still open. Don't believe what you read in Drudge, it has been debunked already. Stick with HughHewitt.com for your news. He's based on the West Coast, and his site is still working.

Go out and vote. The fact that our state will end up being blue is no excuse for not doing everything we can to increase the popular vote, and thereby increase Bush's mandate.

Remember, today is more than just a Presidential election. It's a referendum between toughness and weakness. Toughness must win. And tough people don't mind standing in long lines to do what is right.

A virtual blogosphere smooch goes out to all who've already voted Bush today! (Even the girls, except it's on the cheek.)

It's not Poetry Wednesday, but here's an Election Day Special for y'all. It's by John Greenleaf Whittier, the 19th Century American poet, abolitionist and friend to William Lloyd Garrison.

The Poor Voter on Election Day

To-day, of all the weary year,
A king of men am I.
To-day, alike are great and small,
The nameless and the known;
My palace is the people's hall,
The ballot-box my throne!
The rich is level with the poor,
The weak is strong to-day;
And sleekest broadcloth counts no more
Than homespun frock of gray.
To-day let pomp and vain pretence
My stubborn right abide;
I set a plain man's common sense
Against the pedant's pride.
The wide world has not wealth to buy
The power in my right hand!

Stirring. In all of democracy, there's no act more exhilarating than casting your vote. Believe it!

Posted by annika, Nov. 2, 2004 |
Rubric: Poetry & annikapunditry



I do believe we have pulled it out. I hesitate to be dramatic, but from my limited point of view, this has been the election of my lifetime.

I was still in law school when John Kennedy was elected President, and although a Republican, I was moved to go work for RFK in the AG's office in D.C.

I've seen a lot of others, but 9/11 changed the world, and THIS PRESIDENT (to echo failed candidate Kerry) has the vision to win the war on terrorism that will define our lives for the next two decades.

God has certainly blessed America.

Posted by: shelly on Nov. 2, 2004


Vitter is our new Republican Senator!!!

Life is good.....at the moment

Don't disappoint me Ohio........

Posted by: reagan80 on Nov. 2, 2004

By the way, loved the poem; it is, in a word, elegant.

Posted by: shelly on Nov. 2, 2004

Thank God Annika's prediction is probably about to come true.

I don't think I have to worry anymore about some douche from the Democratic Underground taking her up on the bet and collecting.

The blog is saved......long live annika's journal!

Posted by: reagan80 on Nov. 2, 2004

Long live the blog!

Posted by: d-rod on Nov. 2, 2004