|Damon Higgins/The Palm Beach Post|
Even before the polls opened at 7 a.m. today, hundreds of people stood shivering in lines waiting to be among the first to cast ballots in what has become a dead-heat between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney.Over the past few weeks, I've listened to some people complain about how both candidates are the same and it's just the same old, tired political BS being replayed in a different year.
Tara Ford, of Jupiter, claimed her spot as first in line when she arrived at the Supervisor of Elections Office in West Palm Beach at 5:20 a.m. Ford wore a red Mitt Romney shirt and waited in line among throngs of Obama supporters, most African Americans, who attended the blessing of the polls at 6 a.m.
“I believe this is the most important election of my lifetime,” said Ford, who could have voted at a polling site closer to her home but instead traveled to the county’s election’s headquarters to be with eager voters. “I’m just happy to be here.”
Nothing could be further from the truth. The people telling you otherwise are either full-time cynics or people who spend as little time following politics as they can. After all, there are tweets to tweet and football games to watch and, hey, what the hell is for dinner tonight?
Get serious. Get informed. And vote, people.
And then tweet about it later!