The Rachel Maddow Show | November 05, 2012
>>> i brought extra clothes to work with me today. see? if it becomes clear tomorrow that we have to be heading out to colorado or ohio or florida for that matter, because it turns out that's where this thing is going to be decided over a period of days and weeks and months instead of it just being called tomorrow night, i'm ready to go. you never know and clean socks are a courtesy to everyone. that is how i'm getting ready for tomorrow. i'm reading everything in sight. also laundry. how are you preparing for tomorrow? a third of the country has already early voted. if you already have, i'm guessing your plans tomorrow are to bring people to the polls, right? or maybe you have not early voted and tomorrow is the day you are going to vote. either way , you should be prepared for something that may very well take a long, long time. in this election, in the places that are most important for you to vote, those places are turning out to also be the places where it is sometimes the most difficult to vote. so whether you are bringing people to the polling place tomorrow, standing with them in line or whether you yourself have to go out and vote tomorrow, or whether you are maybe baby sitting for someone so they can go out and vote or maybe you are covering a shift for someone you know so they can go out and vote tomorrow is going to be a big endurance day. and if your responsibilities at the polls and for those people that you are helping to get to the polls tomorrow, if you end up having an easy time voting tomorrow, that's a windfall. don't plan on that. plan on a long day and be pleasantly surprised that you don't need it. plan ahead. really. if you normally head out for the day with a pocketbook, you need to head out tomorrow with a backpack. and in your backpack maybe you'll want some fruit roll-ups. maybe water, certainly, some jerky, do you eat beef jerky ? there's this goo stuff that i'm told that runners eat which scar scares me a little bit. if you are an older person or a person with mobility issues or if you are bringing people to the polls who are older or have mobility issues, have you planned to bring one of these? this is a chair. are you planning on bringing a chair with you when you go to the polling place in the event that you have to be in a very long line or you need to offer somebody a chair who is in a long line? you should bring a chair in case you need it or you need to give it to somebody else to endure a very long line. that is the kind of way to think about and prepare for tomorrow. and even once all your response tiblts for tomorrow are over, whether or not you are ples than the a will surprised to find there weren't that much of a hassle at all or whether it did take you all day and you were glad you had your beef jerky and fruit roll-ups, even when it's over, no matter how well it goes or how long it takes, you have to come home and watch tv until very, very late at night . and so, carbs. you need to give yourself the energy to stay up tomorrow into the wee hours . so one of these probably wouldn't be that bad an idea, either. except you do not want to fill it with beer. put some water, maybe some red bull whatever you need to stay up with us to watch it all happen tomorrow. tomorrow is a big day . your country needs you. plan ahead. plan tonight. it's going to take a long time. we will be back at 6:00 eastern tomorrow night for election night coverage. now it's time "the last word" with lawrence o'donnell. have a really, really, really good night. pass tad, people. pasta.