Today’s blog is more of a PSA, mainly because it’s Election Day here in Florida and in a couple of other states (plus the must-win territory of the Northern Mariana Islands.) What a long, strange trip it’s been so far, and with Florida and Ohio casting winner-take-all ballots today, it promises to just get weirder.
Ah, politics. This election cycle has cemented the assertion that sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction.
The important part of that truth is that you have a voice in it. Here in Florida, we’re acutely aware of the critical role we play in the political process (hanging chads, anyone?). One vote may not seem like much, but it’s so important to get out there and cast it. Not only are you exercising your civic duty in our democracy, but you’re participating in a process that is but a pipe-dream to individuals in many other countries.
Don’t squander your opportunity to make an impact. Whether you’re voting today, or if your primary or caucus is further down the calendar, make it a priority to cast a ballot.