Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Word of the Day: Turnout

1:45 pm EST:

Word from Phoblog friends across the U.S. is the same: reports of record turnout (which you can see in the MSM as well). It's raining in OR (what's new), OH (okay, can't be raining in the WHOLE state, can it?), but it's gorgeous here in the City of Brotherly Love. Last weeks rain forecast went out the window - sunny day, mild temperatures, smiling faces.

High turnout is historically good for Democrats. We'll see.

The general mood here is good. Energy is high - storefront is running like a well-oiled machine. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it (and been running part of it) myself. All credit to BF and MF for coming up with a workable plan. And of course, fellow honorary Mountaineer, Sam, the kid from Cornell, without whom, this flow of volunteers probably wouldn't have been possible.

I can't help but think - regardless of the numbers for this election - that even though young voter turnout is usually lower than desired - young voters still make the difference. Campaigns - like Congress - are run by 20 to 30 somethings with the energy to save the world.

I'm working off about 3 hours of sleep but I'm feeling surprisingly good. My body is cranky, but my heart is light. Can't ask for much more than that.

Anyone in other states who has anecdotes on the day so far, please comment below . . . .

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