I voted today.
For the first time since I turned 18, I cast my vote for a candidate that I feel strongly about...that I didn't feel like I had to settle for.
If you read this blog at all, it shouldn't be much of a surprise who I voted for. But I believe that no matter who you support, it's everyones responsibility to vote...to participate in the process.
I may vehemently dislike the policies of your candidate but I honor & respect anyone who chooses to back up his or her choice with their vote.
I know people who refuse to vote...who are so cynical about politics that they simply don't bother. I feel sorry for them.
But today I felt proud to stand up and cast my vote. I was also proud of all the folks who came out in the rain to declare their choice.
What was more amazing...the early voting sight opened at 9am & when I submitted my ballot at 10:45, I was vote number 10,013. Ten thousand people cared enough to get out & vote early. Democrat or Republican, that's pretty awesome.
God Bless America!