With America’s first ever black president, there’s hope for ethnic minorities in the US to step forward. Bobby Jindal is one such man – the present governor of Louisiana is the youngest in the country and won with 88% votes. Bobby Jindal was touted to be John McCain’s running mate, before the position was taken by Sarah Palin (was it his dark skin? or did he turn down Mccain’s propsal?). Anyway, that has changed.
The republicans are now desperate to prove to the people of America that they hated Obama because of his radical ideas, not because they’re racist. What better way to do that than by nominating a successful, qualified and educated dark-skinned Indian governor for 2012?
Advantage Jindal: With all the heat around muslims and the cloud of “Who’s the real Barack Hussein Obama” all through this election campaign, Jindal, originally a Hindu who converted into Catholicism in school, will avoid that.
Who is Bobby Jindal?
You can read the entire biography at wikipedia, I’ll jump to the interesting bits.
Piyush “Bobby” Jindal (pronounced “Jend All” in Louisiana) was born in the US to Indian parents, completed schooling at 17, was accepted by Harvard Medical School, but decided to go into politics and received a master’s degree in politics as a Rhodes scholar from New College, Oxford. Worked at Mckinsey and Company, advised fortune 500 companies. Got married in 1996 to present wife Supriya Jolly and has three children – Shaan Robert, Slade Ryan and Selia Elizabeth.
Jindal or Palin, none have the charisma or the broad appeal of a Clinton, Bush or Obama. But hey, I thought the same way about Obama when he was fighting Hillary!
Will Bobby Jindal emerge with a ticket for 2012, or will he still be some governor vouching for a place in the senate?
Just hours before the country goes to vote, images of Barack Obama shedding tears while talking about his grandmother – Madelyn Dunham, who died peacefuly in her sleep, swept the Intenet.
Millions of sentimental people will vote for Barack Obama today because of that.
I felt bad for him myself. He was sad talking about his grandmother. It makes sense! She was featured and talked about on every major 2008 US election covering website. He had taken a break from his campaign and visited her earlier because she wasn’t well.
But should a future US president be seen CRYING tears on TV?
A person who cannot control his emotions, is he fit to lead the most powerful nation?
Will he think from his heart when it comes to punishing the guilty?
The next US president needs to be strong, should have the ability to leave his emotions aside when it comes to decision making and separating the wrong from the right. Most often for leaders, there is no middle path – it’s either right or wrong.
Does Barack Obama have it him to be the next president? From being a hardcore supporter of Obama, today I feel my reservations.
I bet many people like me have a hundred questions about the 2008 US presidential elections voting. Here’s help! I’ve put together answers and relevant links for most common questions. If you have any other poll related questions, a comment on this post will help me mail you the answer.
Presidential Election Day is tomorrow, 4th of November, 2008 (Tuesday) .
The voting will start in different states at different times. Find out more below:
Where to vote?
To find out where to vote, please go to: http://vote411.org/bystate.php , select your state -> enter your address and a list of closest polling booths/places/stations will pop up.
Make sure you find out your voting times as polls open in different states in different hours. Read below for voting hours:
Am I registered to vote? How can I register to vote online? or
You will need to enter your exact address. The site will search the database to find whether you’ve registered to vote or not, and if yes, what is your nearest voting poll location/booth/station.
If you have not registered to vote in the 2008 election polls or don’t remember whether you have, you can register or cross check registration at: https://electionimpact3.votenet.com/lwv/voterreg2/index.cfm . Again, this is state dependent and you’ll need to enter your address and other details to register for voting.
You can also use Google Maps’ special voting station finder to find your closest voting location by entering your home address.
What are voting times in my state or region?
To find the exact voting times in your state, please go to: http://vote411.org/bystate.php -> select your state -> on the next page you’ll find polling place hours in your region. If you have any questions or if you don’t see polling timings, then go to: https://vote411.overseasvotefoundation.org/overseas/eod.htm -> select your state and region. You will be shown the local website and telephone numbers of your local county clerk’s office. Please call them and they’ll be able to answer all your questions.
What do I require to vote? (ID requirements or documents required)
Most often your driving license or other forms of ID are valid for you to vote. However, it is best to go to: http://canivote.org/ -> click on “What kind of ID to bring” -> Select your state. You’ll be shown a document detailing which forms of identification are valid in your state and area.
Can I vote online?
No, unfortunately you cannot vote online. This is obviously to prevent rigging, fraud and any sort of errors. You will need to go to a polling station and vote. For disabled people it can be a major problem, for which your county clerk should be referred to using the steps mentioned above. Most polling stations across the country will be disabled friendly (I hope).
If you’re looking for more information on voting for the 2008 presidential elections, your best bet is to visit the following web sites. If you still can’t find answers to your questions, please post your question as a comment and I’ll try to answer as quickly as possible or will refer you to the right place.
Can I vote.org
Following are local web sites of every state where you can find up to the minute information on voting, timings, requirements, registration your local polling station.
California, San Diego County
California, San Mateo County
California, Almeda County
Connecticut, Southington County
Connecticut, Vernon County
District of Columbia
Illinois, Champaign County
Illinois, Cook County
Illinois, Lake County
Illinois, Madison County
North Carolina, Durham County
North Carolina, Gaston County
North Carolina, Johnston County
North Carolina, New Hanover County
Ohio, Franklin County
Ohio, Hamilton County
Texas, Collin County
Texas, Dallas County
Texas, Denton County
Texas, Fort Bend
Texas, Harris County
Texas, Midland County
Texas, Nueces County
Texas, Travis County
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