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Saturday, May 3, 2008

Keep Your Eye on the Prize, Hold On

We voted early and were told ballots cast at EACH polling place were running 300-400 a day. That's an astounding figure for early voting in North Carolina.

This Democratic household publicly makes an endorsement.

Our candidate.

In a country overflowing with serious problems, I am amazed at how easily voters' attention can be diverted by non-issues. Do the spin-meisters actually believe whether or not one wears an American flag pin should be at the top of the agenda? To paraphrase Dr. Martin Luther King, "I dream of a nation where one day a man will be characterized by the content of his character and the things he believes rather than his wardrobe and accessories."

2 comments:

Patty Cramer said...

This song was an original gospel tune. The Labor movement has changed the words, as has others such as Bruce Springstein.

I've walked many a picket line singing this song!!

I, too am amazed that the real issues of this election are now being oversome by associations. Heaven's knows - everyone knows someone who may or may not be a tad shady!!

Get on with the real problems - before the problems get on with us!!

Ellen Guerrant said...

Hi Patty - I was paraphrasing Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech. The title of the post is meant to emphasize the prize as the real issue here.

I don't doubt you've sung the song "Keep Your Eye on the Prize..." many times on the picket line. You go girl! E.