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Dear America:

Well, it’s been a helluva ride, this Presidential campaign. Despite the rousing speeches, negativity, back-stabbing, surprises, lies, debates, and enough political junk mail to pollute the landscape for another 200 years, we can’t say it hasn’t been exciting.

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I support OBAMA for president, and I’d personally encourage anyone who’s still undecided to do the same.

But that’s not what this post is about.

Please…if you haven’t already, I beg you to take the time to exercise your right as a citizen, the right that countless Americans have fought for. Died for.
You have a voice. Use it for something other than complaining about the way things are.
If you’re elderly, mail it in.
If you don’t have a way to get to the polls, ask a neighbor for a ride. Tell them it’s important, your country needs you.
If this is the first year you’re eligible, yank that bluetooth/ipod out of your ear and get to an election site.

And if that’s not enough incentive for ya—walk into any Starbucks on Tuesday, November 4th, tell them you’ve voted, and receive a free, steaming cup of brewed coffee.
Walk into any participating Krispy Kreme shop on election day, tell them you’ve voted, and receive a free star-shaped doughnut.

Democracy has its rewards. ;)


Category: Regards, Raine — Raine @ 9:47 pm ·   Comments (4)

4 Responses to “DEAR AMERICA…

  1. Suzanne Perazzini says:

    I wish they had those rewards over here. Our elections are this Saturday, but no free cookies or coffee.
    If America is to have any hope, may your wishes come true this election.

  2. Raine says:

    Suzanne, I think they make up the cost with the publicity they receive and the chance that someone will buy something to go with the freebie.
    And everyone’s expecting a record turnout, so this campaign has been phenomenal.

    The feedback from other countries has also been VERY interesting…

  3. Raine says:

    I think we deserve the goodies after this campaign, Bernard, lol. ;)