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Michelle Obama on the Importance of Voting


I particularly like this bit because Mrs. Obama calls on people to stay engaged after the election. I was already planning to be engaged and skepical when necessary, but I’m happy to see the Obama campaign promoting the idea that we can’t just expect him to take care of us while we “go back to our lives.”

President Bush, as you’ll remember, thought that the 2000 and 2004 elections were his sole “accountability moments.” By implication, that meant that we were to simply be quiet and follow after Election Day. To see Obama’s campaign reject this model is one more reason I want to see him President.

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