Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Big Sign that You Should Vote Today: It's Super Tuesday!

NEW YORK, Feb. 5 — Polls are open here in New York, and will be until 9 p.m. EST, in a presidential primary being echoed across the country today, with 24 states holding either a primary or caucus for the Democrats or Republicans, or both in what the media has labeled Super Tuesday. (Ed. Note: B.S. previously called today "Tsunami Tuesday," reserving "Super Tuesday" for the more traditional, early March primary day, but in deference to common parlance and to prevent confusion, we'll use "Super Tuesday" to describe this primary day.)

I voted 40 minutes ago, and the polling place was busy, if not yet hopping, despite the before-work crowd. Campaigns are out in force to get out the vote. The Barack Obama campaign has listed 19 staging sites for GOTV in Manhattan alone.

I won't presume here to know everything about all the candidates, but I will say I voted for Barack because I think he has the right stuff to turn this country in a new direction, the best chance to win the general election, and a he gives Americans hope that they can be a part of the change.

Whatever you do today, for whomever you vote, if you're in a Super Tuesday state, do your civic duty and vote.

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