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.