.
November 3rd, 2008
06:30 PM ET

How long are you willing to wait to vote?

 Click the play button to see what Jack and our viewers had to say.

Click the play button to see what Jack and our viewers had to say.

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

The prescription for tomorrow is comfortable shoes and patience. It's going to be awesome.

Never in recent memory has there been so much interest in a presidential election. More than one-third of Americans are expected to have already voted by the time the polls open tomorrow, a 50 percent increase from 2004. But that doesn't mean there won't be a lot of people in front of you in front of you in line when you get to the polls.

Young people have signed up in unprecedented numbers. New voter registrations have broken records in almost every state. Turnout in many of the primaries was staggering. So be prepared.

Watch: Cafferty: Wait on voting line?

Be aware also that tomorrow is a chance for all of us to strike a blow for democracy, and God knows she could use a shot in the arm. We're at our best as a nation when we're all involved. But that involvement tomorrow will come with a price. You're probably going to have to wait. Maybe for a long time.

While you're standing there grumbling that the line isn't moving, or the machine is broken, remember what it was that got you into that line in the first place. This may well be the most important election we've ever had.

Here’s my question to you: How long are you willing to wait in line to vote?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

FULL POST


Filed under: 2008 Election
November 3rd, 2008
06:05 PM ET

Clinton v. Palin 2012: Who would win?

Clinton v. Palin 2012?

Clinton v. Palin 2012?

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

Whoever wins tomorrow is going to be a very busy fellow. The size of the problems awaiting the victor is daunting and will take every ounce of energy and concentration he can muster. And it still might not be enough.

You can bet Americans will have high expectations of our next president. Of course after the last eight years, the bar isn't set very high.

Nevertheless, it's possible the tasks at hand could simply prove to be too much, which means in four years voters could be looking to make another change.

Ponder this: What if 2012 rolls around and McCain considers resigning after one term? Or Obama makes some huge mistake that makes a second term a long shot for him?

This campaign has been fun to watch, but the thing I have in mind would be off the charts. What if the next election saw Sarah Palin running against Hillary Clinton for president?

Palin said the other day, "I'm not doin' this for naught." And she's made it perfectly clear, especially to McCain's campaign, that she has other interests besides being vice president. Clinton almost didn't survive losing the nomination, and you can bet she would seize on getting another shot. It would be simply breathtaking!

Here’s my question to you: Who would win a fight between Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin in 2012?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

FULL POST

November 3rd, 2008
01:28 PM ET

How will you handle election-withdrawal?

ALT TEXT

With only one more day until the election, how will you handle election-withdrawal Wednesday? (PHOTO CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES)

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

So what are your plans for Wednesday? A twelve-step program? Maybe a little one-on-one counseling? You know you're probably going to need some help. We all will. There won't be anymore election to fixate on.

What a ride it's been– Historic and interesting. Historic because of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and just when it started to get a little boring, Sarah Palin rode out of Alaska and energized the whole thing all over again. Interesting because we have ourselves quite a mess here: The economy, wars, etc. You know it all by now. Those problems awakened the American electorate like never before.

But Wednesday, the party's over. Except it's really not. For whoever leads us, it's just beginning, and my guess is we will all be called upon at some point to be part of the solution.

But what are we going to do in the meantime? I know for a fact Wolf is going to need help with this.

Here’s my question to you: How are you going to deal with election-withdrawal?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

FULL POST


Filed under: 2008 Election