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November 2, 2004

Election Day

I'm as distracted as anyone else by the looming decision. We waited more than an hour to vote and met some of the local candidates while we ate school bake-sale muffins. It's inspiring to be part of that long virtual line of citizens that's snaking across America. My five-year-old thinks that it's time for John Kerry to have a turn at being president, if he wants to do it. I'll bet hers is the consensus view in the 3-8 age cohort (an overlooked demographic). They don't believe in giving anyone two turns in a row if someone else wants to "go."

Meanwhile, CIRCLE will calculate the youth turnout rate as soon as possible--probably very late tonight. Check in with us if you're dying to know whether the 18-29s participate.

November 2, 2004 1:31 PM | category: none


Your five-year-old sounds very insightful. Unfortunately I fear the Bush Administration will show the world even more clearly, in their second term, that they don't play well with others.

November 3, 2004 2:20 PM | Comments (1) | posted by Frederick Emrich

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