This morning, on my commute to work, I saw a lady, dressed in a bright yellow tshirt and white sweat pants and a colorful rainbow scarf, standing right by the freeway onramp. “Why,” I thought, “is she standing on the onramp!” But then a split second later, I saw the sign she was waving in her arms: Vote for Barack Obama.
Hrm. Look at the passion he incites in people, I observed, and gunned my car right up the onramp. It was cold outside, and she was braving it out there, holding that sign with an amazing spirit.
On my way home from work, I saw two extremely excited women on a freeway overpass. Huh. I couldn’t figure out WHY they were SO excited. Maybe they were jumping up and down trying to keep warm.
As I drove under the overpass, I glimpsed the signs they held: Vote for Barack Obama.
For the first time in this entire election, I thought, “Maybe this guy is worth a closer look. He sure gets people super excited.” I haven’t seen a single sign carrier for Hillary Clinton.
I’m pretty apathetic as far as politics goes–for a variety of reasons. But I was a little touched by the zealots today.