I live in Vermont. It’s a beautiful state, but it’s not exactly known for making the news, causing a buzz, or being a center for excitement. And well, for the most part, I think we Vermonters like our way of life.
But today was different. For today, Bernie Sanders held his official kickoff for his presidential campaign in Burlington, Vermont, of all places! Why Burlington? Because Bernie Sanders used to be the mayor of Burlington. And well, Bernie Sanders represents Vermont in Washington D.C. So, for a change, Vermont was inundated with media, making the news, creating a buzz, and well, exciting!
I would have liked to have gone to what feels like history in the making (as win or lose, running for president is a pretty big deal), but I had to work my second job of the day. Now, I’m not complaining about working – I’m blessed to have a job, and doubly blessed to have two jobs – but I do find it darkly amusing that a middle-aged woman, with a college degree, couldn’t go to the national news event that was right here in my state because I have to live paycheck to paycheck and work two jobs… to afford life.
So, when a candidate seems to speak to me and the causes that are important to me, I listen. And I’m not one to tell anyone who to vote for, but I do hope that everyone will look into all the candidates and vote for the person who they feel will best represent them as the president of our country. It doesn’t matter if that person is the frontrunner or the underdog… if enough voices sound, any candidate can rise into the presidency.
Sound your voice. Vote. (Okay, political rant over)