My far-flung network of correspondents will weigh in throughout the day and night in a feature I’m calling Field Notes. Here’s the first one, from my brother in suburban Minneapolis. Sue is his wife; Amber is his 19-year-old daughter.
7:15 a.m.: Sue went to vote. Couldn’t get into the parking lot and left to return later. Curious, is it ironic that we make such a big deal about separation of church and state and then we end up voting at many churches for our government officials? I will be going with Amber later this afternoon. This will be the first time she can vote! She is voting for Obama based on social issues.
10:40 a.m.: You should have everyone e-mail you what treats (if any) are available at each polling site. The Republicans should spend 150K on free coffee and donuts at polling places across the country instead of Palin’s wardrobe. That will get out the vote. Dennis Hopper admits he voted for Obama on The View.
10:42 a.m.: Just received another call reminding me to vote today. Is there really anyone who has forgotten what day it is? I’ve had more nausea from this election than my radiation treatment for cancer.
10:49 a.m.: Tonight I will be in the Situation Room with Wolf watching election returns.
2:02 p.m.: 78 degrees at 2 p.m. Weather not an issue. The neighborhood coffeehouse had its best morning ever; Obama getting the vote out is already helping the economy. We’re only a few short hours away from redistribution of wealth.