Get Out The Vote, If You’re Not Busy
One of the most important institutions in this country is the right to vote. It’s the way for ordinary citizens to have a great impact on the course of the most powerful nation on this planet. There is nothing more important to the survival of the Republic than people making their voices heard…ordinarily anyway.
This time around, we’re at the turning point. Today Gallup released a poll that showed on the generic ballot, Republicans were ahead of the Democrats by 15 percentage points. Now, the good news is that a point in the Gallup poll is equal to a 10 seat pickup in the House of Representatives. This means that after tomorrow we will go from 255-178 Democrats to 328-105 Republicans. This means that we will have a big enough gap to overturn vetoes and even more importantly I will have 150 vacated offices to potentially choose from.
So please get out the vote if you can. When I realized the huge margin of victory we were heading for, I was kind of hoping to sleep in late, but as a politician running for a seat, the press wants to film me voting. Do your best to get out to the polls and vote tomorrow, but even if you can’t be sure to tune in and watch the victory. If low voter turnout knocks us down to 145 or even 140 seats picked up, it’ll still be amazing. [From Kimble's Corner 11/01/10]
Wow, 150 seats!! Being part of such a record breaking campaign has been truly rewarding to me. Knowing that Illinois is well in hand, I was able to fly out to California for Congressman Kimble’s victory celebration without having to worry about the hassle of early voting. This is big news and I’m not expecting to have another grabber like I did on election night in 2009. I hope to be back to posting more after the election.