Tuesday, November 4, 2008

It's Time!

Today is the day to put democracy in action. It doesn't matter who you are voting for, just that you're making your voice heard. Think one vote doesn't make a difference? Think again. So what's so great about 2008?

  • This is the first time in history that the two main opponents in the general election are both sitting Senators. The last time a Senator was elected President was John F. Kennedy in 1960.

  • Our next president will become the first to be born outside the Continental United States! Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and John McCain was born at Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone, a U.S. naval base.

  • This is the first election in which the Vice President is not a candidate for either the presidency or the vice presidency since Nelson Rockefeller in 1976.

  • Barack Obama and John McCain are 24 years and 340 days apart in age. This is the biggest age difference between the two major party presidential candidates in U.S. history!

  • McCain would be the first president from Arizona, while Obama would be the third president elected from Illinois…the first two being Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant.

Who doesn't want a chance to be a part of history? If you're still one of those undecided voters (you procrastinator, you) Check these links for some questions to help you make your choice.

Candidate Match II

Vote Match

No matter the outcome for today's election, it will have an impact on you. Why not do something about it? V-O-T-E!

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