Thank you all!

@newtondak (3950)
United States
November 4, 2008 8:35am CST
I would like to thank everyone here for the wonderful (and sometimes spirited) discussions we have had regarding the Presidential election. Many issues have been brought to our attention here and made us think about our choices. Many posts have promoted us to research further in search of the truth about each candidate - resulting in us making a more informed and educated choice. Regardless of your preference, please go vote!
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7 responses
• United States
4 Nov 08
Thank you also for the spirited debate. It has been fun to dig deeper in the issues. It definately helps to make an educated decision. But it is not over. I am sure over the next four years we have spirited debates on all the bills that are going to be put up for a vote to congress. Which is always good. Especially when it results in people contacting their elected officials before they vote to tell them how they feel about the bill. If you have not voted please go out do it. This is your day to voice your opinion to the government. It is one things to do it here, but the ballot is what really matters.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
4 Nov 08
We wouldn't be good American citizens if we didn't question those who are in leadership roles - and we must continue to do so in order to protect our freedoms.
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@EAStanley (2689)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I agree, this has been a good debate. :) Definitely myLot has been the best place to discuss the Election! :) Everybody please vote! :) Thank you! :)
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@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
8 Nov 08
It seems that the majority of the US electorate has done its duty and went voting for a change in America. Hopefully this expected change will occur in the near future. Having heated debates is a sign of democracy. © ronaldinu 2008
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@lingli_78 (12846)
• Australia
5 Nov 08
i am not an american and i don't follow up on the news of the elections... but i know that obama had won and you have a new president now... so congratulations... take care and have a nice day...
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• United States
5 Nov 08
oh man, im convinced Mylot is good for all the news, i love it! I was so happy to been able to share my opinion and that people didnt just tell me what -I- wanted to hear but yes it did get heated but I support everyone who wants to exercise their right to vote and once again that is what makes O Beautiful great.
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@spalladino (17926)
• United States
4 Nov 08
Thank you, too, Newtondak. I believe that we have even managed to agree with each other a few times. I have always believed in the importance of researching and learning about anything that has become important in your life so this site has been, for the most part, a valuable learning tool for those who needed information. My husband and I voted earlier today. Since we live in a very small town we were the only people voting...but it took a bit of time anyway. We had to chat awhile with the ladies in charge since we know them.
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
4 Nov 08
Thank God this day has come and hopefully by tonight we will all know who will be the President for the next four years. Hopefully this election will not be a replay of the last two. I have already vote, it was simply, but I do live in a small city. The only thing was that there was a ballot issue that I did not know was on the ballot. I had read and studied the four that I thought was going to be on the ballot. I got there and their was an a fifth. I studied it quickly, formed an opinion, and voted for it.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I do hope that it will be over today - tomorrow at the latest!
@irisheyes (4373)
• United States
4 Nov 08
Interestingly, there was a ballot issue when I voted also. One that I knew nothing about. It had to do with the municipalities of Pennsylvania borrowing $400 million from the State to put in new infrastructures. Since I know that all of the infrastructure around where I live is old and there have already been a few close calls with gas main blowups, I voted "Yes". Still I wished I'd known more ahead of time.
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• United States
4 Nov 08
Let me just add to what you said, newtondak (rather than starting my own thread), thank YOU and thank all of you here for a level of civility that I haven't seen on many other sites. We've had our moments, and things have occasionally gotten heated here, but when you compare the discussions here on mylot to those I've read and in which I've participated on other sites - both left and right biased - the discourse here has been far more civil. There has been very little personal name-calling, and attacks have been mostly kept to political viewpoints and issues. In the rare cases when someone has really stepped out of line, it's been as often the members supporting the same candidate who called them out as it has those on the opposing side. It's refreshing to see.
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
4 Nov 08
Yes it is! Despite our differing opinions, we all want what is best for our country and the American people. God Bless America for allowing us the freedom to openly discuss these issues!
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