This is NOT A Political statement
Let’s get that out of the way. I’m not telling you how to vote, that’s you job. I am however telling you to VOTE! If you think your vote doesn’t count, just remember the election of 2000. If you think your vote doesn’t count in the presidential race, well there may be some accuracy there. But here in OUR Washington we’ve got some really big decisions to make and big positions to fill. Who wins and who loses? That IS up to you, not somebody in Ohio or Florida, or some hanging chad. So do your civic duty, mark that ballot, and vote. At least then, you can complain with righteous indignation if your candidate or issue doesn’t fare well. Then, tomorrow, as Bette Davis once said, “fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy night.”
We may not have the outcome of the presidential race immediately as we’ve grown accustomed to having. All our instant-gratification digitally-compiled, poll-driven guesses may take a back seat to Mother Nature. Voting results may be delayed in places hard-hit by the recent super storm. Now don’t be scared but we may actually go to bed not knowing who our next president will be, like in the old-school days. We survived then, we’ll survive now.
Stressful, uncertain times like these call for the calming perspective provided by one of our great pontificators. Lincoln? Roosevelt? Kennedy? Actually I was thinking more along the lines of Yogi Berra. Come on, we’ve endured the so-called "silly season" of mud-slinging ads and shadowy half-truths; we should bring it to a climax with an appropriately daffy observation. As Yogi said:
“it ain’t over till it’s over.” And it ain’t over… yet.