November 3, 2008

Be sure to vote on Tuesday

The Karl Rove & Co. final poll for presidential race is here.
It shows a 338-200 electoral college win for Obama, with seven states going for McCain by less than 4 percent. Only one of Obama's states is that close in the Rove ranking - Florida, which wouldn't make a difference in the outcome.
Here's the daily tracking poll from pollster.com, which aggregates all the polls:

It doesn't look good for John McCain or the Republicans who may have to weather a Democratic tsunami on Tuesday.
On the other hand, strange things happen in politics, so pollsters and pundits could be proven wrong by the time all the votes are counted.
And even if Obama's margin proves as wide as the polls show, there are lots of other important races on the ballot around the country and right here in Bristol.
I hope voters will take the time to consider the merits of all the candidates and not just blindly vote for one party or the other. There are good, solid people who may deserve a vote from the party you don't normally support.
So, please, go vote on Tuesday, but vote with your brain engaged.
A lot of people over many generations have fought -- in war, on the streets, and in the halls of power -- to ensure that all of us have the opportunity to pick our leaders in this great democracy.
That young man from Bristol that I wrote about last week, Corporal Matt Lavoie, who is trying to regain the use of his right hand after a bombing in Iraq that nearly killed him, put his life on the line for this country and everything it stands, or, in short, for us. The least we can do to honor his sacrifice, and those of so many others, is to do our duty and go to the polls to exercise our right to vote with all the wisdom we can muster.
We'll never be happy with everyone who wins, of course, but we can all take pride in our ability to choose the direction our country will take. And we can all try, at the end of the day, to give the winners a chance, to see if they can make good on their promises.
If they can't, there's always next time.
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Contact Steve Collins at scollins@bristolpress.com

12 comments:

glad I'm not wasting my time said...

I drove by Dem HQ and there were 20or so volunteers getting ready for tomorrow. I drove by GOP HQ and it was empty. Hey GOP "leaders", you're doing a great job "building" the party. I'm glad you're not building my house, my business or my stock portfolio! The Bristol GOP has perfected the art of losing.

Steve's THE MAN! said...

I'm voting for Barack Obama and Joe Biden!

CHANGE WE NEED, NOW!

Vote OBAMA/BIDEN tomorrow!

Thanks for the inspiring words, Mr. Collins!

Anonymous said...

But wait, they got Ken Johnson waiting in the wings.

Anonymous said...

This COO debacle is driving the GOP ticket into the mud (albeit it wasn't too far off the ground in the first place).

The COO was a combination of a lack of motivation and ideology of some and ego-centrism of others. It's a total joke.

Anonymous said...

November 3, 2008 8:36 PM:

You couldn't have proven the following point much better. Collins is a liberal, an Obama supporter, a Bush hater and an anti-Republican hack.

Steve Collins said...

Hey 8:58 - You should register! I'd hate to lose your, um, insight after December 1.

Tim Gamache said...

I repeat,forget the damn polls and make sure you get out and VOTE!

Spare us all said...

Don't wait, Steve!

Drop 8:58 PM now, and spare us all.

Anonymous said...

I'm voting for John McCain and Sarah Palin - Real Americans!

Say no to socialism!
Say no to infanticide!
Say no to voter fraud!
Say no to racism!
Say no to terrorists!

Say yes to a bright future!
Vote for McCain/Palin tomorrow!

Yes we can said...

Say YES to a fair tax code!
Say YES to freedom of choice!
Say YES to verifiable elections!
Say YES to tolerance!
Say YES to diplomacy!

The only choice is OBAMA/BIDEN!
YES WE CAN and YES WE WILL!
GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Say YES to a fair tax code!
Say YES to life!
Say YES to verifiable elections!
Say YES to tolerance!
Say YES to diplomacy!

Say no to socialism!
Say no to infanticide!
Say no to voter fraud!
Say no to racism!
Say no to terrorists!

Say yes to a bright future!
Vote for McCain/Palin today!

Anonymous said...

There's always next time? If Obama wins there may never be a next time. The Messiah will be King.