So a friend of mine went with her husband to early vote – she posted that they had waited in line for around an hour to get to early vote!
I asked her “how things looked” – here’s our conversation and perhaps a reason for encouragement:
Me: What’s your take on the political makeup of the voters? Obviously calls for profiling, so that’s why I PM’d you. (private messaged, for the non-chat savvy. I realize that was turrbly waaacist of me, sue me.)
EFP: Was mostly elderly white people…but New Bern is 50% retired folks from up north, so hard to say what their turn-out means. The only place to vote is downtown, backing up to the ‘ghetto’, and there was only one black person there…she was beside me in line and we made fast friends…had a lot in common, including God, distrust of government, the border, even voter ID. She didn’t know a lot and commented several times that I ‘knew my politics’. She said she didn’t normally talk so much, but she felt my ‘spirit’….I told her she might be surprised to know I am a conservative…and she was. I told her that the spirit that we share seems to want a lot of the same things, and that the knowledge I have will only let me vote as a conservative, because I love America, because I love Americans, and because I love her. We hugged and she invited me to her church where her husband is a pastor. Pretty cool!
EFP: And hopefully Darrin and I just helped fire Kay Hagan!!
Me: Hot damn – I just got chills reading that!
Me: May I share your story with some friends for inspiration?
So we have to get every last one of us to the polls – while this is encouraging in that EFP may have awakened her new friend, y’all know we’ve been fighting dead folks voting…
Get thee to the polls – let’s move things in the right direction! As shown below, the honeymoon has been over…
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