Today is officially the day before the day that could change this country. Tomorrow is Election Day and so much is at stake this time around. Most of you know my politics so I’m not going to make this a political rant. You and I both agree that we’ve heard enough ranting and raving over the past few months to last a lifetime; most of which really doesn’t matter and probably isn’t true. As history has proven time and time again, it’s not over til it’s over and every vote could count!
This has got to be the most tumultuous, and by-far the most expensive, presidential election ever. It pits two vastly different men with vastly different beliefs and vastly different plans for our great nation. What happens tomorrow could, at the risk of sounding redundant, vastly change the direction of the country and the futures of our children and their children. It literally scares me.
Many of you may still be in that enigmatic “undecided” group. How you can be is beyond me but amazingly you just might hold the election results in your indecisive little hands. It’s frightening on many people take voting for American Idol more seriously than voting in a presidential election.
Whether you love or hate either or both President Obama or Mitt Romney, please vote if you haven’t already. There are many other candidates and offices on the ballot and many of us are also voting on propositions, bonds, and other important items. My friend Leslie told me just this morning that she heard in a news report that regardless of who wins the presidential election, many of us will probably not see a big change in our lives. This is not always the case with local elections however. They are most likely the ones that will affect you and your pocketbooks. Don’t overlook or underestimate them.
I hate to admit it, but I still haven’t voted. I will most definitely be in line tomorrow but it is not how I planned things. I tried several times to early vote. Come to find out that Travis County, the county I reside in, was kind enough to provide one permanent early voting location for an entire swath of populous land in northwest Austin. If you ask me, perhaps the long-time liberal officials tried their hardest to make it difficult for voters in the more conservation northwest ‘burbs to vote. Not so fast my friends. We will vote!
I don’t need to remind you that voting is a right and privilege; rights denied to many. Think of the millions in countries around the world who would appreciate and covet the simple yet powerful right that many of Americans voluntarily deny themselves. FDR once said, “Noboyd will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote exept the American people themselves, and the only way they could do so is by not voting.”
Get out there and vote America. Our future depends on it.