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RunOfTheMillDemocrat Donating Member (22 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:17 AM
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What will you be doing on election night?
I suspect a close election again. Another nail biter.

What will you be doing on election night in November?

For the sake of this message, let's assume Kerry wins!
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:18 AM
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1. drinking
either to burry my sorrow and pain or in triumphent, drunken jubilation
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RunOfTheMillDemocrat Donating Member (22 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:21 AM
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4. Think jubilation!
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 10:35 AM
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45. Plan to be
working at the county Dem. party headquarters and celebrating Kerry's win with everyone else.
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:18 AM
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2. I don't know what I'll be doing on election night but a
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 09:36 AM by ikojo
co-worker and I have agreed to both take the day after off. We figure we might need it to

1. Celebrate
2. Cry together.


I hope we get to celebrate!!! That wont happen without hard work though.
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southerngirlwriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:19 AM
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3. Listening to NPR and hitting "reload" a lot
Then I will pray without ceasing until he's actually inaugurated. I have no difficulty believing that the * misadministration might do something that makes it impossible for him to be inaugurated. What? I have no idea and don't want to say what my imagination comes up with. :scared:
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Waverley_Hills_Hiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:23 AM
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5. Probably staying right here and reading the returns....
...this is probably the best place to be on election night....both for the triumph & the sorrow...lots of popping of corks or <[[[[[[ hugs >]]]]]]], depending on how it goes.
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solinvictus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:26 AM
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6. Watching and Waiting
Additionally, making certain the house is ready for some sort of domestic unrest. With Bush in office, you never know.
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brainshrub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:28 AM
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7. I have already asked for Wednesday off from work
I will be either parting or sobbing by the end of the night.
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iamjoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:53 AM
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14. Really? I'm Going To Try to Get Tuesday Off
To volunteer to go into African American neighborhoods and drive people to the polls so Jeb (I'm in Florida) can't send the police out to stop potential voters for DWB.

Anyway, then I will try to listen to returns on Air America radio (over the Internet) while surfing DU of course!

If Bush steals it again, I will probably call in sick on Wednesday.
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brainshrub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 11:29 AM
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26. If Bush steals the election
I'm makeing a trip to DC the following weekend. (The first weekend, I'll wait as the votes get confirmed and more information gets processed.)
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liberalnurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:29 AM
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8. I will be taking folks to their voting polls all day long!.
Getting out the vote....making it an adventure of sorts..
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RunOfTheMillDemocrat Donating Member (22 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:55 AM
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15. That's probably what I'll be doing till the polls close
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Streetdoc270 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:30 AM
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9. Doing Tequila shots....
One for every state Kerry wins!!!! (got 50 shot glasses lined up!)


seriously, probably at the county courthouse or party HQ working on result postings
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RunOfTheMillDemocrat Donating Member (22 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:38 AM
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11. Ouch!
Kerry is guaranteed to win more shots than I could handle!

I don't get along well with Tequila. Barf!
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liberalnurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:35 AM
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21. Honestly, so far,,,folks are not listening
to the facts of *bush's failure....they only hear the propaganda. I expect *bush will win....I don't see Kerry making a national impact yet. I wish it were different but I don't see an upsurg yet. *bush has taken some heat but the issues are rolling off his back....That is what scares me!

I hope Kerry begins to play his cards.
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:35 AM
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10. Working at the community center...
...which is a polling place. We'll have a big screen TV set up in the lobby to watch results come in. Then I'll be partying or calling my therapist on her cell phone, depending.

Let's think party!

:party:
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RunOfTheMillDemocrat Donating Member (22 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:41 AM
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13. Remind me to have a therapist on hand, just in case.
I think I will just explode if Kerry wins this. I know he can, but I'll explode anyway!!

:party: :party: :party: :party: :party:
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eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:38 AM
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12. I'll be at my congressional district's election-night HQ,
watching returns and hopefully watching Jim Sensenbrenner sweat a bit (on TV). I'm realistic -- I don't think we'll take F. Jim out, but I think it might be a lot closer than anyone expects.

I'm taking Election Day off to do GOTV/whatever else is needed; I'm taking the next day off to recuperate (regardless of who wins).
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RunOfTheMillDemocrat Donating Member (22 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:16 AM
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17. Taking Wednesday off sounds like a good idea
regardless of how it turns out.

I wish I had done that last time. I didn't sleep all night because the election was up in the air after midnight!
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Ediacara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:14 AM
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16. In a van driving to Denver
Which will be sufficiently nerve-wracking LOL. I don't think the election will be that close, and Kerry will pull out a win pretty early in the evening.

Then I'll be drinking in a bar in celebration :-)
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Tripper11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:21 AM
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18. I have a feeling I may be working.
I just got a job at a TV station in the newsroom so I imagine I would be helping out there with results.
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:23 AM
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19. reading a book
I can't stand watching election returns. I would much rather have a leisurely dinner and read for a while before retiring, then wake up on Wednesday to a brand new day.
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Tripper11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:33 AM
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20. And a brand new President....
right? :D
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 04:48 PM
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31. oh, amen, absolutely!
:bounce:
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:36 AM
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22. Well...drinking and then hopefully shagging like crazy...
either a drunken celebratory fuck-a-thon or making terrified love like it's the end of the freakin' world.
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:55 PM
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33. I like your approach best
Though I'd like to suggest perhaps a goal of one 'special moment' for each state won by the Good Guys. If every DUer shot for that, just imagine the plethora of beneficial vibrations that might radiate outward (perhaps sufficient to realign the planets and cancel Un'Really's Fox show).

Either way, it'll be very intimate, with just the TV to keep me company. :-)
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gpandas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:38 AM
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23. dying if * wins nt
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 11:07 AM
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24. I have a friend who suggested a party
This would certainly be better than enduring the suspense alone. Remember election night 2000?! What a nightmare! Dan Rather, with his amazing metaphors, and Bob Shieffer, with his advice of bipartisanship that was never followed, and me, with my stomach all tied up in knots. Never again. :shrug:
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kwolf68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 11:09 AM
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25. Election Night

Watching, praying and drinking some Pinot Grigot
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:04 PM
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27. Since I will have been a volunteer working on getting Dems elected
at all levels (as I hope all DUers will be), I expect to be at one or another of the DFL election night gatherings, just as I was at the Portland Democratic gathering on that horrible election night of 2002.
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spt5 Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:06 PM
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28. heh
biting my nails, this is a very important one
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:08 PM
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29. Drinking booze and possibly looking for male hookers
I refuse to sit at home with trepidation.

And if Kerry loses, I'll then really need to get happy... :eyes:
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:10 PM
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30. lol you guys will know where to find me, I will be here
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 03:12 PM by JohnKleeb
I am too shy and in too much of a republican area. I will be at the inguration no matter what.
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MsSnood Donating Member (106 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:55 PM
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32. Celebrating, I hope
I know I couldn't stand another month long nail biter like in 2000.

Jeezus God. Don't put me through that again. If Kerry looses, just shoot me in the head and get it over with.

I will truly despair if that idiot gets a second term.
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:58 PM
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34. Drinking, Praying, "DUing" and watching the tube (returns of course)
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NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:59 PM
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35. After voting for Kerry, maybe working the phones, driving people to
polling places, anything I can.
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Lizz612 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:12 PM
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36. Depends on where I am
If I'm down here at college I'll be in a friends room screaming at the TV, followed by jubilation down at Church Point. If I make it up to DC, the screaming at the TV will be followed by much "nyah nyah nyah nyah nyah" ing at the White House. :party:
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Darranar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:20 PM
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37. Shaking with nervousness, hoping for democracy. n/t
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MAlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:25 PM
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38. Watching...maybe at some headquarters somewhere...
Maybe in my dorm. Dunno...gonna be a very happy or very sad night. An answer to the question "will I stay or will I fight?" will be existentially thrown on me based on the results. Exciting.
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:28 PM
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39. Not much
Sitting here or watch C-Span I suppose. Unless all of the sudden, life gets interesting again, but the chances of that are about as much as zilch.

:argh:
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MsSnood Donating Member (106 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:51 PM
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40. That might be a good time to have "the talk" with
your 12 year old.

Sorry, I couldn't resist, LOL!

You *could* be doing something else that night too. :)

I'M SORRY! LOL! YOU LEFT ME A STRAIGHT LINE! ROTFL!
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cally Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:03 PM
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41. Depends on how close it is
I'll hang at the local Dem headquarters if it's going well. If it's really close, I'll go to bed and wake up at 3 or 4 in the morning and try to figure out what happened. If Kerry wins, I'll start screaming and wake everyone up. If Kerry loses, I'll start throwing things, screaming, and wake everyone up.
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Penndems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:19 PM
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42. Watching the returns with my husband
after spending about 14 hours at my polling area as a Democratic Party Precinct Captain. :)
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Gothic Sponge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:21 PM
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43. one of two things
crying or celebrating.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 10:29 AM
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44. Let's hope it's celebrating
I just cannot imagine contemplating the alternative. I would certainly be afraid to come back to DU after this. I cannot imagine my devastation, let alone the fallout on DU. ;(
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Commendatori Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 11:10 AM
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46. The first response
took the words out of my mouth.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 11:14 AM
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47. Hope to be at County Dem HQ watching returns
with everyone else. :D

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