I didn’t realize there was early voting in my community until I drove past the library today and saw all the campaign signs and a big sign that said EARLY VOTING.
I had a few minutes to kill, so I figured why not? Next Saturday early voting ends and there may be long lines, so why not do it now and avoid the lines and crush of people later on? I didn’t have to wait at all.
I’ve had my sights set on Elizabeth Warren for a while now, so that’s who I voted for. If Bernie wins the nomination though (which it appears he might), I certainly will vote for him. I’m not crazy about Bernie and think he’s too old, but I like many of his ideas and he’s definitely better than Trump.
No matter who gets the nomination, I will vote for them in the general election. Biden, Bloomberg, Bernie, Mayor Pete, ANYONE. I’d vote for a cat flea over Trump.
But for now, in the primaries, my choice is Warren. I’d love to have a woman president and she conveys a level of empathy for everyday working people that I find appealing and refreshing in a political climate that has become cruel, selfish, and heartless. I think Warren has a much warmer, more folksy manner about her than Hillary Clinton did. she’s relatable.
Sadly, I don’t think this country is ready for a woman president yet. Maybe it’s ready for a Democratic socialist like Bernie Sanders who will give us things other advanced democracies have like universal healthcare and free college. His agenda sure beats a fascist dictatorship, which the Trump regime is quickly turning us into. It’s scary and it’s stressing me out something awful. It probably won’t matter much for me, as I probably don’t have that many years left anyway. But I worry about future generations. There’s no future in this country for our youth should we fall further into fascism. There’s no future for anyone if we don’t put a stop to Trump’s destructive deregulation that is threatening our access to clean air, water, food, and quality of life. I hope it’s not too late to turn things around. This coming election may be our only chance.
In the general election, make sure you Vote Blue No Matter Who, if you want the lawless criminal Trump out. I have never wanted anything more in my life.
We can’t forget about the Senate and House either. We MUST flip the Senate, and keep the House, or democracy is doomed. Even if Trump should win, we’d still be able to impeach and remove if we have both the House and Senate. Anything less than that will not work.
After voting today, I proudly affixed my “I Voted Early” sticker to my rearview mirror, as you can see above.