my mom is voting for Kerry!
wow, just got the most amazing call. continuing the goal to sway swing-stater’s… this weekend we braved the “who are you voting for” conversation with Mom. she’s a registered Republican, but it’s the devout Catholic angle that’s made it very difficult to approach the subject with her. she usually tenses up, tells us she has to go by her beliefs and leaves the room quickly. this weekend we sat her down, and gently and deeply explained the disastrous state of our country – from the war, to economics, to healthcare. and also talked in depth about how Bush has so greatly increased the passionate loathing of the US by terrorists, and that our country has never been more hated and targeted than it is today (and the daily fear we live in working in Times Square)
5 minutes ago our Mom (who’s an incredibly sweet and sincere person) called and said she has being thinking about what we said and she wants us to know she is going to vote for Kerry!
it was such an incredibly encouraging moment. providing information and having conversations with even the most “stuck-in-their-ways” people can make a difference. gotta admit, we’ve been going for the easier sells. but my mom’s call today has convinced us that ANYONE can be brought to see the destruction Bush is inflicting on our nation!