Yesterday I waited in line for 45 minutes to register to vote. Nobody in line complained about the wait. The reason that they didn’t complain was because they feel a need to vote in the next election.
I live in Barak Obama’s home state of Illinois. It is kind of obvious that Obama will win in this state by a landslide as he is our Senator and we are for the most part, happy with his work.
Last Ferbuary in our state primary, Obama beat Hilary by a large number (1,318,234 to 667,930) , despite the fact that Hilary was actually born and raised in the Chicago suburbs. In the same primary, John McCain scored 426,777 votes.
So, if the delegates are most likely going to go Dem. anyway, why are so many people determined to go out and vote ?
After talking to many of the people in line, it seemed kind of obvious that they want to send a message to Washington and to the Republican party in general. You got us into the economic mess and we want out of it.
Apparently, a lot of the nation agrees with the people in line with me wanting change.
CNN is reporting that Barack Obama has doubled his lead over the past month, according to national poll. The polls says that 6 of 10 questioned said they expect Obama to win.
- Financial crisis,
- President Bush (Bush is only 2 points higher than worst presidential approval rating in history)
Fifty-three percent of likely voters questioned in the poll say they are backing Obama for president, with 45 percent supporting McCain.
The most recent CNN national Poll of Polls ( incorporating the CNN survey, as well as new tracking numbers from Gallup and Hotline taken October 3-5) shows Obama leading McCain by 6 points — at 49 to 43 percent.
Tonight will be the second Presidential debate and the final debate will be on October 15th. Tonight’s presidential debate: all topics in town meeting format (two-minute answers, followed by one-minute discussion for each question), moderated by Tom Brokaw, from Belmont University, Nashville, TN.
Third presidential debate: the economy and domestic policy, moderated by Bob Schieffer. Wednesday, October 15, Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y. This debate will feature two-minute answers, followed by five-minute discussion for each question. Two-minute closing statements.
It’s not that people do not like McCain. It’s the economy.