- Posted November 7, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Obama wins re-election: Your reaction
Giving Rides to Voters in Rural North Florida
I had some of my candidates win and some lose. But, I guess I saw a different side of this election. I spent several days transporting those who are elderly and experiencing disabilities from remote rural locations to the polls. One woman took about 10 minutes to make it in the door from the sidewalk. She had a stroke that debilitated her right side of her body. She was so overjoyed to exercise her rights that so many of her fore-bearers fought for; the women who marched for suffrage and the blacks who walked and died for voting equality in the south.
Watching black, white, old, young, rich, and poor equally cared for and honored as they cast a free and open vote without intimidation or violence was moving at a basic human level. Comparing our current world to the recent struggles in the Arab spring, just made me grateful. We really are a great nation.