Tuesday November 6, 2012 is election day in America
Election Day in the United States occurs on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
I’m not going to attempt to predict the 2012 election results. The polls seem to give President Barack Obama an advantage over Governor Mitt Romney, but it’s going to be a close race, and we may not know who our next President will be until really late Tuesday night.
According to the L.A Times, the 2012 presidential election is likely to be decided by undecided voters in a few swing states.
How can people still be undecided?
I’m not going to comment, I’ll just end up shouting.
When I’m at a loss for words I turn to poetry. The following poem is by one of my favorite poets Langston Hughes:
I, Too, Sing America
by Langston Hughes
I, too, sing America.
I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.
I’ll be at the table
When company comes.
Say to me,
“Eat in the kitchen,”
They’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed—
I, too, am America.
From The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, published by Knopf and Vintage Books.
James Langston Hughes was born February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri and
died in May 1967, in New York.
He wrote about his people’s suffering, and their love of music, laughter, and language.