Thursday, October 19, 2006

Yes, they really sound discouraged

The MSM has been pushing the story that the Republicans are discouraged and plan to stay away from the polls on election day. I guess no one told these Republicans:

Eleven excited voters lined up as early as 4:30 a.m. in downtown Charleston just to be the first to cast their general election ballot during the first day of statewide early voting at the Kanawha County Voter's Registration office at the corner of Quarrier and Court streets.

Early voting began at 8 a.m. and will run through 5 p.m. weekdays through Nov. 3 at the voter's registration office. The hours extend to 7 p.m. on Thursdays.

People also may vote from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on two Saturdays, Oct. 28 and Nov. 4.

Today's eager voters were hard-line Republicans and Democrats, although the latter were outnumbered and out of uniform.


"I feel that voting is a privilege," she said. "It's my way to make a statement that West Virginia needs a change. Kanawha County needs a change."


Standing at the corner separate from the others were two lonely-looking Democrats. Bob Redman, 39, of Charleston, and Ramona Spainhour, 43, of Kanawha City, said they just wanted to represent the left. Both will be working polls in South Charleston and Dunbar.