His depictions do a good job capturing the self-satisfied aloofness of Obama, and the insincere smile of the spray-tanned Romney. His school is our polling site, and he got to vote yesterday. His teacher asked the kids to keep their vote private, but he did share with me when he got home, and he’s excited to see if his guy wins.
There is no doubt that most of the humorous material about the candidates is created by individuals with liberal leanings. A quick internet search will show that Romney jokes outnumber Obama jokes by a staggering amount. I have opinions about policy and have picked a candidate whose platform best reflects those opinions, but I also love having smart, witty people point out absurdities in an easy to digest platform. I feel comfortable laughing at the leader of our country. I regularly laugh at the most important things in my life: my family, my friends, my country, my religion, and myself.
Today is an important day. Election day makes me proud, grateful, humble, and free. Proud to be part of a democratic society. Grateful for the women before me who fought for my right to vote. Humbled by the collective process that helps me feel the weight of my vote. Free to make fun of the process.