When I finally got back home & read my local newspaper online (The Orlando Sentinel), I got some potentially good news (although, here in Florida, it's not wise to count your electoral chickens before they're hatched), but the hateful Amendment 2 seems to be stuck just a tad below 60% in approval (since 2006, in Florida, to add an amendment to the state constitution, you have to get 60% of the vote + 1, instead of the traditional 50% + 1). Of course, there's always the margin of error involved in polls, and the one involved in today's Orlando Sentinel article is plus or minus 4%, but still if it's at 55% support, if you took the pessimistic view (at least pessimistic for me), support would be at as much as 59%...which is less than what is needed for passage, but which is also too close for comfort for me! Of course, I'm hoping it's closer to the 51% mark (55% - 4%).
Anyway, voting for me for 2008 is done. If it's this bad on the Friday before the actual national election, I don't even want to think about what the line will look like come the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November! I am glad that part--for me--is over! Now all I have to do is keep nagging my friends & relatives to vote Obama: YES & Amendment 2: NO!
Is it too much to ask for 2 out of 2?? I don't think so.
Though I am as far from a Bible-thumper as one could possibly be (ya know, being the abomination to the Lord that some say I am), I am reminded of the verse from James 4:2, to wit, "...ye have not, because ye ask not."
Well, universe, I'm asking...