Thursday, June 7, 2012

Democracy Thrives in Wisconsin

To warm your hearts and ease your pain, I offer this Election

Day story: As we stood the legal distance from the 

McFarland Municipal Center, holding our Grassroots TV signs, 

a young, smartly dressed woman approached. She stopped in 

the grass, looked at us, and said, "My father is 62 years old. 

He fought in Viet Nam." She began to cry, struggling with 

deep emotions. "He's never voted in his life, and today he's 

voting for Tom Barrett." I could say nothing, do nothing but 

hug her. She waited in line an hour, voted, and returned 

smiling. This is what democracy looks - and feels like.

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