Is anyone really undecided?

Yes.  Some people are actually still undecided.  Now now now I know that your first reaction is to draw back in horror.  How can someone still be undecided between two so different candidates?  And yet some people are truly undecided.

This weekend Captain O’Biden and I made one last get-out-the-vote effort in Virginia in hopes of making a small contribution to Obama winning Virginia.  We were pleasantly surprised by all the people who had already voted.  One man who had already sent in his ballot shook our hands and thanked us for our hard work.  A woman told us she had already voted but that she and her husband don’t reveal who they voted for; then as we walked away from her house she opened her door and whispered that they voted for Obama.

Then we ran into our only undecided voter of the day.  A busy woman with several kids competing for her attention.  She stepped outside and told us that she just doesn’t like either candidate and because of that she can’t decide.  I was so stunned that I couldn’t speak.  Was she saying that she doesn’t like them personally or their policies?  She didn’t elaborate and so in the vastness of her distaste for either candidate I froze with fear that I would do more harm than good by opening my mouth.  Captain O’Biden pulled it together and simply reminded her that McCain would be 4 more years of the same.  With that we let her get back to her family and encouraged her to vote.

I do hope she votes and I hope she votes for Obama.  I will never know whether she voted but when they call Virginia for Obama I think I’ll let myself believe that she voted for him.



November 3, 2008. Election 2008.

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