I have to get this off my chest, because I feel so bad and guilty.
I won't be voting today. :(
I thought I was registered, and I am, but in a different county. I thought I would be able to register today, but it's a no go. I was near tears talking to the lady at the clerk's office. It's awful hearing, "you can't vote this year."
To be honest, I didn't want to vote this year. I dislike most of John McCain's policies, but I don't believe in Barack Obama. For me, it would be the choice between a red apple and a green apple, and I don't like apples to begin with. I don't vote for third parties either (like someone said, it just siphons votes away from someone who actually has a chance), but I do have to admit that I voted for Nader in 2000. I would have, of course, voted for Obama, and I'm so sorry to the Obama supporters. The only reasons I did want to vote today was because (a)peer pressure, (b)to take part in electing the first African American US president, and (c)to cancel my dad's vote (McCain supporter). Which, none of those are good reasons to vote. I would rather vote for someone I actually believe in, whether they fit my ideals perfectly or not. I don't believe either candidate is right for America right now.
Whatever the outcome of the election is, I hope it goes smoothly.
A HUGE thank you to the people who are voting today.