I love election day!! My family and friends all know that presidential elections are like a drug to me. They know not to call me unless it is about the election and that I will be up all night if need be watching the returns.
It all started in college. I became a political science major and it has been in my blood ever since. If I had not had the privilege of being a wife and mother, I would have loved to live and die for a campaign and work tirelessly on one every four years. When I went to work for the Federal Government, the Hatch Act prohibited us from doing much of anything bipartisan, so I have been happily an observer.
It is discussion at the table every night of the year. My kids know all the issues and politicians from a very early age.
Would you have guessed this about me? It is true and I love this country and for the few short hours before returns come in, we all have the excitement of Christmas as we wait hoping our candidate wins. I have been known to even dress in black the day after when the outcome is not what I had hoped.
So celebrate with me, as an American, on this most wonderful of days in the United States. God Bless America!!