It’s Election Day here in the United States, at long last. Former Vice President Joe Biden is seeking to make Donald Trump a one-term President. It’s already clear where we at Awards Radar stand (our endorsement of Biden is here), but I wanted to once again urge you all to vote. Moreover, to vote for change. Vote Trump out of office and return our country to some degree of sanity. A clear-cut victory for Biden and the Democratic Party, across the nation, will show that Americans don’t take kindly to authoritarianism and dictatorial rule. It goes without saying, but if you have not already voted, get out there and make your voice heard. Lives literally hang in the balance, folks.
Vote him out, ladies and gentlemen. Make Trump a one-term mistake. More than that, vote them out. The Republicans who enabled him. The congressmen and senators who failed to keep him in check. From allowing a Supreme Court appointment in the days before this election, to a determination to remove health care from millions, to the scores dead from COVID-19. Vote him out, my friends. Do it for yourself, but do it for the 231,000+ who are no longer here to do it themselves…
This is a piece of a poem by Elayne Griffin Baker that Bruce Springsteen read on his show on E Street Radio last week:
There is no art in this White House. No literature. No poetry. No music. There are no pets in this White House. No loyal man’s best friend. No Socks the family cat. No kids science fairs. No times when the president takes off his blue suit-red tie uniform and becomes human, except when he puts on his white shirt- khaki pants uniform and hides from the American people to play golf. There are no images of the first family enjoying themselves together in a moment of relaxation. No Obamas on the beach in Hawaii moments, or Bushes fishing in Kennebunkport. No Reagans on horseback. No Kennedys playing touch football on the Cape. Where did that country go? Where did all the fun and joy and expressions of love and happiness go? We used to be a country that did the ice bucket challenge and raised millions for charity. We used to have a president that calmed and soothed the nation instead of dividing it. And a First Lady that planted a garden instead of ripping one out. We are rudderless and joyless. We have lost the cultural aspects of society that makes America great. We have lost our mojo. Our fun, our happiness. Our cheering on of others. The shared experiences of humanity that make it all worth it. The challenges and the triumphs that we shared and celebrated. The unique can-do spirit Americans have always been known for. We are lost. We have lost so much in so short a time. On November 3rd, vote them out.