Wednesday, November 02, 2005

To commemorate the day...

Last year, for the election, I had taken Friday, Sat, Sun, Mon, and Tuesday off for GOTV.

On November 1st, I froze my ass off at a rally so that I could finally see Kerry for the first time. Two and a half hours later I couldn't feel my feet, but I got to see him and sorta shake his hand.

He looked like this:

On Nov. 2 I headed for one headquarters, and then was sent to another headquarters to phonebank. The Rapid Response team then had several of us go to union headquarters and get organized to go out and "hold the lines" with candy and goodies. We figured that if we could bribe the folks with snacks, they wouldn't leave the line even if it was long.

I then went to the celebration downtown and had my heart cut out.

This is me, getting my heart cut out:

Now if you will excuse me, I need to go cry. Again.


Blogger Jai said...

Oh, Little Clarkie. You look so sad in that photo, it's breaking my heart.

I know how you feel. I live in KS, the reddest of red states, and Wes Clark asked those of us who could to come to Little Rock and help out. So I voted early, packed up the car, and spent Nov 1st and 2nd in Arkansas. Phone banked the first day, drove folks to the polls on the second. I was dead tired, having drove all night to get there, so I left the party that evening early but while we all thought we had the thing won.

Then I woke up in my hotel room at about 1am to learn otherwise. I was crushed, in shock, horrified... so many emotions... I don't guess I cried, but I grieved deeply for my country and still do.

Seeing your picture here, after getting to know you so well at DU... well, it brings all the emotions of that devestating night back.

Hang in there. We shall overcome. It just won't be as soon as we would all hope.

8:11 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

Thanks for your kind words. It gets me once in a while. But it does appear that we are seeing a light at the end of the tunnel somewhat eh?

I hope so.

You hang in there too.

9:10 PM  

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