- Ted & Debbie (Photographers)
Either way history was going to be made yesterday. The first African American President, the first female vice- president, the oldest Maverick President. We are all extremely optimistic about the outcome. Since Sam is taking U.S. History in school I thought it would be a good opportunity to take him away from his homework to watch Barack Obama’s acceptance speech. Afterall, he will be voting for the next president of the United States.
It’s finally here. Time to cast our vote. I must confess that I’ve been listening to conservative AM radio when I’m alone in the car. I feel it is important to get the right wing nut job stance on the important issues. I pretend I’m a Democratic operative when listening to Sean Hannity and the like. Sometimes I turn these angry men on in the house but Debbie quickly restores order with public radio.
We walked to our polling place, The Red Cross on 11th St. and voted in shifts, tag team style. I waited about 45 minutes and Debbie zoomed right in and out. Seeing my neighbors come out of with” I Voted” stickers on their chests reminds me of smudge marks being worn on foreheads on Ash Wednesdays of my youth.
Debbie was the mastermindÂ behind our latest promo piece. The “Ted and Debbie Vote” stickers were designed by our web designer Sara Cumings . Debbie sent out 1,000 of these (maybe you got one) and backed it up with 10,000 email versions. I am still a little miffed about not having my favorite slogan of “Me Tarzan, You Vote” not making the final cut.
Did I mention my Manchurian Candidate take on this election? It’s still a little foggy but it goes something like this…American POW (John McCain) brainwashed by Viet Cong. Planting spooky seeds in their puppets belfry which will be unleashed after he hears a code word and then whamo! Or maybe the VC were really working with the Democrats and that code word has already been uttered ( perhaps Maverick) forcing McCain and the Republicans to embark on the worst run campaign in history centering on negativity, fear and a bizarre strange vice-president choice.