By twhalliii | THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall November 3, 2008 at 5:45AM
As a citizen of the United States of America, I am very much looking forward to casting my vote in this Tuesday's Election. I will be voting for Barack Obama.
This post is for my mom, who has been supporting Barack Obama for President since 2004 (hey... that was one hell of a convention speech). She is a retired public school teacher (working multiple jobs these past few years to supplement her retirement income) living in my home state of Michigan and she will be voting on Tuesday as well. I am so proud of her activism and passion for seeing our nation become a better place, not only for herself, but for our family, her friends and neighbors. And to think, she at one time thought I should attend a military academy (it's true) and was sad when Gerald Ford lost to Jimmy Carter (also true). She's come a LONG way and has been a huge inspiration these long eight years. I really hope she wins this one. Hang in there, mom! We only have one more day to go and then... who knows? I owe you some money, perhaps?
And now, with apologies to Victor Hugo, Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil and musical theater lovers everywhere....
(of course, in Les Misérables the revolutionaries fail, *cough*, but y'know... it's the sentiment...*ahem*)