I almost forgot today was the Ohio Primary. See, I had in my mind March 8th, for who knows what reason, and today was only the 4th. But I was driving in my car and suddenly realized the 8th was not on a Tuesday, so ... I fled home and checked the date.
Unlike my "voting hell" experience in 2006, today was normal. I can't get used to this old-fangled voting procedure in my new (to me, kinda) precinct.
I was very careful, and I spent five minutes coloring in my circle to make sure there would be no question. And then, when I gave it to the machine, the lady did not comment on my choices.
Since I left, though, I'm suddenly terrified I might have filled in the wrong circle. I mean, I don't remember double-checking it. What if I just glanced at the names, and then was so focused on the circle that I didn't notice I'd filled in one circle above?
I'm pretty sure I double checked it. But what if I didn't?
And since I got home, I've been obsessively checking this page, even though I KNOW election results won't start coming in until after seven.
A whole lot of people are passionate about this race, it strikes me that they're more passionate than I've ever noticed, but it might just be that this time, the issues are more personal to me rather than ideological.
People say that the older you get, the more you realize that you're just choosing the least worst, and that life goes on and we make it through whatever, as a country.
But the older I get, the more I've worried. Today, I actually feel nervous in the pit of my stomach. Isn't that crazy?