So last week I received my absentee ballot from the good folks in Seminole county, Florida, where I am registered to vote. Seminole county is one of the most republican counties in Florida, and being a registered democrat living in Amsterdam, I was surprised to receive my ballot so quickly. I was expecting to receive it right around the time of November 5th.
So there were three choices this election, Barack “Hopey” Obama, John “MAVERICK!” McCain and Ralph “I Ruin Elections” Nader. There were actually far more choices for president on the Florida ballot, but Nader is the only one worth mentioning since the war in Iraq and the subsequent death of millions is all his fault. Well, his and the handful of Floridians who voted for him in 2000- like myself.
So while voting for Nader again was awfully tempting, because I mean come on, how close will Florida really be? I decided to go with the black hoops star from Chicago (and no I didn’t write in Michael Jordan). Here in Amsterdam, like pretty much everyplace on this planet, everyone is IN THE TANK for Obama and wishes they had a real vote in this. Fortunately I do so you’re welcome Amsterdam hethons. You’re lucky I wasn’t hanging out in say this place when I voted, who knows what would have happened!
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