So in polls among the people Obama has a massive lead, but among the people who are actually going to vote it is neck and neck. This is feeling more and more like the 2004 election every day. The news made it seem like there was no possible way that George Bush could win and yet he did. Not a single person I knew even considered that he might win. Now the republicans are coming out full force to suppress the vote.
If you’re young and this is only your first or second election don’t feel comfortable that Romney is going to lose. Go register to vote and show up on election day. You’ve only got about 2 weeks left to do it my state and possibly yours. Do it now. It is very possible that Romney will still win the election. George Bush was just as big a moron (very possibly worse) too. Arguments or how you look in the news don’t matter on election day. Turnout is the only thing that matters at this point.
People who felt comfortable that everyone else would go vote in 2004 are actually the ones most responsible for the financial collapse. Don’t be responsible for putting this rich guy who doesn’t care about any of us in charge of us. It’s not an abstract idea. He’s pretty fucking close to actually getting the job.
Please. Voting is essential - Voting is really, really easy, and it’s absolutely essential for a working democracy. I’m pretty sure our’s isn’t working so well right now, but for all our sakes - even if you do vote for Romney, or an independent, or anyone - just vote. Find someone you agree with, or disagree with a little less, and vote for them.
Please, it’s downright terrifying to be able to look at all this from the outside and not be able to do a damn thing about it. Register and vote.