I’m not watching the news and I can’t even look at the blogs I normally read because tomorrow and more importantly is the night when my heart will get broken one more time. I’ve been pulling for Barack Obama and our local congressional delegate, Eric Massa. I’m prepared however for the Republican dirty tricks department and another stolen election. Through every form of subterfuge they will attempt to steal the election. They stand to lose too much money if the people win.
As I ran this morning I thought of another man from Illionois who did win the presidency and he did it at a time when the country was equally fractured. There is irony in Lincoln and Obama. Lincoln was the first Republican president and he wanted to save the union, just like Mr. Obama. Just like Mr. Obama he faced the dividers and haters who wanted to tear our union apart.
Now, 148 years later they’re trying to tear us apart once again. This time its not over slavery. I wasn’t going to vote this year. I was going to sit this one out. Obama’s win in Iowa changed that for me. His eventual nomination sealed my duty for tomorrow. I cannot bear the heartbreak of another stolen election.