Vote, Baby, Vote!

自从2004年春天搬回旧金山,今年第一次有了可以真人参与的选举站。原来的公寓所在地注册选举的人数不够多,所以没有自己的选举站,只能邮寄选票,或者去市政府参选。这次我们这个小住宅区有自己一个小小的选举站。是一家人家的车库。离我们家大约四个短短街区的路。

选举站七点开门,我们七点半起来喝了咖啡吃了早饭,八点不到,金晃晃的阳光里,行人道上满是湿漉漉的落叶,一路走过去。很安静。走了一半看到一个学生样的女孩子迎面走来,手里拿着选票的票根,ZM问她,人多么?她说不多,很快。阳光里,面对我们这两个陌生人,她笑厣如花。




开香槟!维吉尼亚,四十四年没有选过民主党的一个南方州,成了决定性的州。297票。
民主万岁!:)

Vote, Baby, Vote!》上有4条评论

  1. Maugre Obama is the wiser choice, I’d say this is merely the start of another democratic hypocrisy.

    Jean的回复:
    “It’s the answer that led those who have been told for so long by so many to be cynical, and fearful, and doubtful of what we can achieve to put their hands on the arc of history and bend it once more toward the hope of a better day.”
    Why is it that Chinese (on the web) seem to be the most cynical bunch i’ve encountered so far?

  2. 恭喜恭喜! :-D
    投票是在人家家車庫啊,好酷喔,我們通常是在學校或社區活動中心裡。

    Jean的回复:
    是啊是啊.原来住郊区都是教堂或者学校.搬到城里来才见世面了. :)

  3. hehe, i guess it is because chinese have been the most politically suppressed bunch in terms of voicing out their opinions and deep down our cultural psychology we feel the desire to use brutal irony with non-conventional extremes to establish our coolness.

    Back to the point, apologies if my comment earlier seemed hypocritical itself. I adore obama, yet this task lies ahead is simply too enormous for any man to handle: “challenges that tomorrow will bring are the greatest of our lifetime”. The overwhelming globalization puts a evolvingly complex layer to the context of the global economy that we’ve never seen this bad since 1929. In this game where no country is safe, the world expects a new strong US leader as much as common Americans do. I’m glad that the voice of America has spoken, and it has bestowed upon the right candidate. Hopefully it will remain undisappointed in four years from now.

    Jean的回复:
    乱世才需要英雄嘛.
    Difficult time demands great leaders. It is interesting time that one could do interesting things. I’d much rather put a country in peril in hands of real leader like Obama. He won’t be perfect, but i could trust him to make intelligent decisions, to identify capable people, to listen, and to do the best he could. That’s far more than i could say of what we had in the past 8 years.

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