Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Midday Report From the Voting Booth

I just returned from visiting my wife at the local voting center for our district. Six hours after opening the doors, she says she has not been able to even eat her breakfast. The lines are out the door.

I am taxing my memory, but I have not seen so much fervor over an election since 1960. I was seven, but I recall a heated battle, down to the wire, between Kennedy and Nixon. I also recall a huge turnout. The Democratic candidate won in 1960 and he was from Massachusetts. Let’s hope lightning strikes twice.