I was so happy to vote with the tall boy today. Check out that sticker, people. The tall boy is very proud -- it's his first one!
Here in Virginia, we had huge turnout everywhere. On the radio and on Facebook, everyone was talking about how crowded the polling places have been and how long they waited. My boy and I stood in a long, snaky line for over an hour. And you know what? That was fine with me. It was a privilege to wait with my friends and neighbors (I said "hi!" to my Contractor's husband, the deacon's wife, our County Supervisor -- standing in line with his son, just like I was -- and the realtor who sold us our house).
I was honored to be voting with everyone else in the nation -- including the citizens of Staten Island, who mean it, y'all.
And I will never take the privilege for granted. We are so lucky to live in this time and this place -- where we call the campaign a battleground, but no one will vote with a gun to his or her head.
Today is a great day to choose a President!
"Staten Island Voters" -- Seth Wenig/AP (2012)