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Monday, October 20, 2008

Every Vote Counts



I live in California--which favors Obama--but if any of you dear readers live in swing state--please please get out there and talk to folks and call your friends and relatives and ask them--"do you want 4 more years of the same thing? a war that has given us the biggest national debt ever, tax breaks for the rich, the economy in a mess ?" and ask them if they plan to vote on election day.....

I'm posting these points from MOVE ON, not because I agree with them--but because I think we all need to consider them....

TOP 5 REASONS OBAMA SUPPORTERS SHOULDN'T REST EASY

1. The polls may be wrong. This is an unprecedented election. No one knows how racism may affect what voters tell pollsters—or what they do in the voting booth. And the polls are narrowing anyway. In the last few days, John McCain has gained ground in most national polls, as his campaign has gone even more negative.

2. Dirty tricks. Republicans are already illegally purging voters from the rolls in some states. They're whipping up hysteria over ACORN to justify more challenges to new voters. Misleading flyers about the voting process have started appearing in black neighborhoods. And of course, many counties still use unsecure voting machines.

3. October surprise. In politics, 15 days is a long time. The next McCain smear could dominate the news for a week. There could be a crisis with Iran, or Bin Laden could release another tape, or worse.

4. Those who forget history... In 2000, Al Gore won the popular vote after trailing by seven points in the final days of the race. In 1980, Reagan was eight points down in the polls in late October and came back to win. Races can shift—fast!

5. Landslide. Even with Barack Obama in the White House, passing universal health care and a new clean-energy policy is going to be hard. Insurance, drug and oil companies will fight us every step of the way. We need the kind of landslide that will give Barack a huge mandate.





>If you agree that we shouldn't rest easy, please sign up to volunteer at your local Obama office by clicking here:

http://www.moveon.org/r?r=31260&id=14523-3496580-54Mjj1x&t=1

"WE IN AMERICA DO NOT HAVE GOVERNMENT BY THE MAJORITY, WE HAVE GOVERMENT BY THE MAJORITY WHO PARTCIPATE." --THOMAS JEFFERSON, 1787

4 comments:

freebird said...

We've already voted by mail. Thanks for posting this though. It's important not to get complacent. I know some of the pundits think this isn't such a dirty campaign but I can only think that's because only one side is doing the smearing. Frankly, I've never seen anyone get as nasty as the McCain campaign and it's even worse since he's been supposedly someone for decency in them.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I am for Obama but live in a rabid republican neighborhood and if I mention Obama, there might be a lynching.

McCain is VERY strong here! :-(

I do bring it up, but not all the time.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

But I never voted for Bush to begin with either time.

Aurora said...

Mary--that must be very difficult--to be surrounded by rebuplicans--it is the opposite here in Berkeley ;-)