Picked up a patriot friend who votes at the same precinct in East Boca Raton around 9 a.m. this morning. Very pleased to report a strong presence of Romney-Ryan supporters (along with other GOP candidates on the ticket) in a line that moved fairly quickly. Yes, I did notice a few Obama voters (as evidenced by their facial expressions and/or Obama swag) but by and large, the energy was definitely on the RR side. On a positive note, no one had an issue with producing valid photo ID and the election workers were courteous and organized.
After we voted, Carole and I hung out for a while on the corner, waving our Romney-Ryan signs at passing cars — most of which honked their approval, along with the occasional finger from the hopelessly devoted to Barack crowd.
Also heard from three family members in suburban Philadelphia who all reported long lines and lots of enthusiasm for our side. To use my mother’s term, the atmosphere in West Chester, PA was “electric” for Romney, with 25 people phone banking to remind people to get out the vote. She noted that in 2008, there were only four people doing that on behalf of John McCain. In Radnor Township, my brother Mark was patiently waiting in a long line, where he happily remarked that in a dramatic turn of events from just four years ago, most voters were there to support Romney. And in Springfield, my sister Carolyn reported that the extremely long lines were setting a record for turnout, according to a good friend of hers who is a committeeman with the local GOP. She also sadly expressed her disappointment that members of her law firm, which exists to defend doctors against malpractice suits, were mostly voting for Obama.
“Don’t they understand that if we don’t repeal Obamacare, most doctors are going to retire and we’re going to be out of work?” she asked rhetorically. It’s a sad state of affairs when ostensibly smart, accomplished people can be so woefully uninformed when it comes to making a decision as important as choosing the next President of the United States. I am just praying that all of these anecdotes amount to a huge victory for freedom not only in Pennsylvania but in enough states to elect Mitt Romney in a landslide.
Let’s take the first step to restoring our Republic, patriots — vote Romney/Ryan 2012!