Most college students don’t even know what 9 a.m. looks like, let alone are awake and thinking about politics. Nicole Kelly, however, was already up and running by this time. She had made it to the polls and voted before many other students had heard their alarm clocks.
“I love it, I absolutely love it,” said Kelly. “I’m one of those political nerds who went out and registered as soon as I turned eighteen, even though there was no election [at that time].”
This election year marks an important time for Americans. The outcome of this election, no matter who wins, will be a turning point in our history. If the Republicans have their way, the United States will have its very first female vice president, Sarah Palin. If the Democrats win America over, the first African American president, Barack Obama, will take a seat in the White House.
Kelly is, in her words, “as far left as you can get.” She is a strong Obama supporter, and can only hope that her vote will make a difference in his favor. “I have every reason why I voted for him. I don’t believe in anything McCain is doing; I believe Obama will, or at least attempt, to make huge changes in our country.”
To Kelly’s great delight, Obama has been ahead in most of the polls since the election has begun, but she still knows the importance of every vote.
“I strongly believe that everyone’s vote counts. If everyone who thought their votes didn’t count actually went out and voted it would make a huge impact.”
In the end, only the final tally will tell who will come out on top, but if Kelly has her way, Obama will be the next
President of the United States.