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Should I Stay or Should I Go: The Election Night Party

November 4—four days into NaBloPoMo—and I have writer’s block already. Well, not true writer’s block. I could write pages about the election, about why you should vote, about why people need to be more objective when choosing a candidate, but as a friend of mine said in a Facebook note today

my views about politics are quickly nearing my views on religion and spirituality; they are deeply personal, deserve the utmost contemplation, and should require self-analysis in the process.

In other words, I’m not posting on the election, other than to say Vote! And be informed when you do so!

5 Reasons to Attend an Election Night Party

(A few of these are localized, so sorry if they don’t all apply to you.)

  1. You can hear what Germans are saying about the American election process. “Bitte tell me, Electoral college, say what?! (Good thing I read up on it last night!)
  2. Drinking delicious German beer while waiting to find out who will be the next American president? A great intercultural experience, don’t you think?
  3. If your candidate wins–or loses, for that matter–you can celebrate (or weep) with your friends. Unless, of course, your friends voted for the other candidate.
  4. Staying up late to watch election results gives you a great excuse to sleep in on the next possible day (for me, Thursday).
  5. It’s a great excuse to wear an Uncle Sam hat or American flag toga. (Thanks, Charity!)

(But do you really need 5 reasons to hang out with your friends?)

EDIT: Here’s a bonus reason for you, a reason not to go to election night party: You might run to the store at the last minute to get treats and forget your wallet at the cash register. Thank goodness the cashier had it and not some scumbag!

Question of the Day

In the comments, make your prediction: Who do you think will win? (Not “who are you voting for”!)

6 thoughts on “Should I Stay or Should I Go: The Election Night Party

  1. Daniel Hargett

    07 Nov on 2008 at 20:23

    I thought mccain would win, but I hadn’t looked at the polls either. I was starting to get scared when I went to work that night. “What if he does win!?!?!”

    • xgravity23

      09 Nov on 2008 at 14:42

      @Daniel Hargett
      I was afraid that it would be really close and would draaaag on and on, just like in 2000 or 2004. Thank goodness it didn’t.

  2. Beth

    05 Nov on 2008 at 21:48

    I liked #2 the best. We DID go to an Election Watch Party, and James brought it Hb Liter mug to festively drink out of the whole time, too!!! Gee, do we think he stayed sober?? ;)

    • xgravity23

      09 Nov on 2008 at 15:50

      @Beth – Glad to hear you celebrated German style!! :D

  3. ww

    04 Nov on 2008 at 20:37

    Polls seem to show that Obama will win… but who knows what will happen with the weather and the long voting lines this year…

    • xgravity23

      09 Nov on 2008 at 15:52

      @ww – I was totally out of the loop–some things I read said McCain was ahead by a few points, others pointed at an Obama victory. I guess we know now!