B&B's Washington D.C. Correspondent Moo filed this report today.
Today was a beautiful fall day, 60 degrees, sunny and the trees turning orange. I went to vote in the DC municipal building downtown. The line went out to the street, but it was very well organized and there was such excitement it was almost palpable. There were lots of young people, a rainbow of colors, ethnicities, people with their children (se acuerdan de cuando votaban con Papi?). Everyone was so pleased and everything ran so very smoothly.
I asked for a paper ballot, taking no chances there, and checked and double-checked that my first arrow was connected, “For President and Vice-President Barack Obama and Joe Biden”.
My heart was racing and my hand was shaking as I handed it to the clerk.
I cannot remember any time in my 20 years or so of voting in the US were I have been so excited and proud.
Everyone here at B&B is looking forward to Tuesday and its attendant celebrations.
p.s. It has been confirmed that Wilco could play at the inauguration of President Obama. He introduced them at Farm Aid in 2005!