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Tue 4 Mar 2008, 03:53 PM
My wife and I went over to the school down the street where we vote.  It was wet, it was cold, it was icy, it was slick... and a lot of people had already voted today.  There is an air of excitement.  I must admit, I love to vote, I love that we live in a country where voting is possible, and I really love that the candidates are generally decent, well meaning and intelligent.  I tend to vote as a Democrat, and will be very happy to support either of the two candidates, Obama or Clinton, in a general election.  I do prefer Obama, and voted for him, but I believe both are decent, intelligent and either would make an excellent president, although I think Obama would be a stronger choice than Clinton in many ways.  Even McCain does not seem like a "bad" choice, although I would wish that he had not had to compromise as many of his long held beliefs as he has had to to be the presumptive Republican nominee.  Still, it is a great relief that no matter what happens, the current administration will go away, and a better one will come in.

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Tue 4 Mar 2008, 10:38 AM
My son in Aachen in front of a statue.I spent the last week in Germany, speaking at the EntwicklerCamp and then touring Cologne and Aachen and other places with Jens-B. Augustiny and my son, who is a senior in high school this year.  We had a great time and saw many cool things, but I haven't gotten around to blogging.  Fortunately, I have a bunch of cool stuff I have been working on, so I hope to have some technical articles up later this week and early next week.  It has been kind of nice taking a break though.

And, of course, I am going to vote today, as I live in Ohio.  It is my son's first time to vote as well, as he will be 18 before the general election.  Very exciting, and the polling place across the street has been packed since 6:30am.  I predict a heavy turnout, even though we are having a bit of an ice storm.

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