An election day poem




Jean Carnahan was an early supporter of Barack Obama. She’s been stumping around the country for the Democratic ticket. This morning, she sent me a poem she wrote for Election Day, which she posted at Fired Up Missouri:

Will You Come and Stand With Me

An Election Day shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered–
We voters, we happy voters, we band of brothers;
For he today that stands with me
Shall be my brother . . .
And those who remain this day a-bed
Shall think themselves the worst they were not here,
And hold their freedoms cheap who did not rise
And stand with me in St. Louis on Election Day.

(Apologies to Will Shakespeare and Henry V.)

Jean Carnahan

I’d stand with Jean Carnahan anywhere.

Missouri is a pure toss-up. I’m told the Obama ground game is unlike anything the state has ever seen.

Jean’s daughter, Robin, is the Secretary of State who will make sure the process runs smoothly. It’s really good to have Democrats serving as Secretaries of State.


On October 27, 2010, Joe was one of five bloggers who interviewed President Obama. Joe is a DC-based political consultant with over twenty-five years of experience at both the state and federal level. Joe has managed political operations and legislative efforts for both candidates and issues-based organizations. For seven years, he was the Director of State Legislation at Handgun Control, Inc. He served as that organization's first Political Director during the 2000 cycle. Joe is a graduate of the University of Maine School of Law. In addition, he has a Masters in Public Administration from Lehigh University and received his B.A. from the University of New Hampshire. Joe also has a fun dog, Petey, a worthy successor to Boomer, who got Joe through eight years of Bush and Cheney. Joe likes to think he is a world class athlete having finished the 2005 Chicago Marathon in the time of 4:10. He has completed six other marathons as well -- and is still determined to break the four hour mark.

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