While anyone reading my Twitter or FaceBook posts will know exactly how I feel about the current Presidential candidates, I made a conscious decision to try to keep my writing here to be as much of a partisan politics free zone as I could. I’ll let others judge how well I did or whether or not it was a good call.
That having been said, what is without a doubt one of the most significant and notable elections in world history is upon us. By this time tomorrow night, we will (I hope) have either elected the first woman President or the first President with zero prior political experience.
I’m sure I’ll have more to say about the outcome as the aftermath unfolds. For the moment, I just want to urge anyone in the US who is registered to vote and who hasn’t voted absentee or in early voting to get to your ass to the polls tomorrow. I won’t pretend that I don’t care who you vote for, but no matter what I’ll cling to my belief that it matters beyond everything that everyone participate and vote.
I would hope that we would vote as educated, intelligent citizens. I would hope that we would vote with our heads and not other parts of our anatomies. I would hope we would all search out the facts instead of simply believing every single thing our preferred media outlet spouts, no matter how ridiculous.
Somewhere in the last few days I referred to myself as a “card-carrying pragmatist,” so I know that those things are going to be rare.
But I still hope.
Vote. It really does matter.