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74 days, 19 hours, 10 mins

(REUTERS/Jim Young)

Seventy-four days until a new President, our first non-white President, is sworn in. A President for whom I voted*, for whom I am proud I voted. I am under no delusions that as soon as he repeats the words “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” that the sky will open up and the angels will sing on high. There is still a long road ahead, we’re still tangled up in two wars, still in what could end up being an economic catastrophe , etc etc.

But I have hope.

*Which will be a first. Not the voting part, but the winning part.

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Yes we did!

The Husband and I just got back from voting! Fortunately, we had no problems, no lines, no nothing. Unfortunately, that means no good blogging fodder.

Well one small thing, apparently I am registered to vote under my married name and my picture id is under my maiden name. I have no idea why I am registered under my married name, I guess that’s what I filled out when we last moved and they didn’t check it against my id? It didn’t prevent me from casting my ballot but they did suggest that for clarity’s sake, I probably should have it changed one way or the other match.

The ironic part is that when I called after we got married to have it changed on my Social Security card, I was told that I would need it to be on my ID/Driver’s license and then the next time I went to get a new ID I was going to change it, but was told it would have to be on my Social Security first. So I just never got around to investigating it further. I just wish that I had gotten the names of both of the people that I spoke to, because obviously one of them is an idiot who is giving out false information to the public.

I can’t wait to start seeing the numbers start coming in this evening!

Blue + Red = Purple

The Husband just sent me this link.

NEW ORLEANS – An exclusive new WWL-TV statewide poll shows the contest for president may be closer than many had predicted among Louisiana voters.

In the telephone survey of 500 registered voters, conducted by pollster Ed Renwick, Republican Senator John McCain earns 43 percent of the vote, while Democrat Senator Barack Obama receives 40 percent. Renwick said that amounts to a statistical tie, since the poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 points.

Seriously, if Louisiana ends up going to Obama, I am going to literally R-O-F-L and I might have to put a sign in the yard that says “Yeah…it did….that just happened”.

I’m not going to get my hopes up though, all the other polls have McCain in a comfortable lead. However, the fact that anyone is even saying it’s a remote possibility is pretty shocking.