One of the things we've heard way too much of this election season is that there erally isn't a pro-Kerry vote, there's just an anti-Bush vote. My response to that is "So what?" One of the other things we've heard way too much of this election is that it's a referendum on the incumbent. Well, if that's the case, then it's perfectly honorable to cast one's vote for not-George Bush. As it happens, of all the possible not-George Bushes who could have run this year, we're lucky enough to have just about the best not-George Bush we could have had. Embrace that, if that's what is propelling you to the voting booth tomorrow.
I'm happy to have cast my vote for John Kerry, and I have faith that my vote will in the end have been for our next President. I just hope we'll know that for sure by approximately this time tomorrow night.
I do hope that those of you who didn't partake in early voting have spent a little time looking at all of the non-Presidential races that will be on your ballot. Those of you in Texas can see a short list of races to know about here, but there's much more than that. Local candidates, judicial candidates, your state rep and various other state officials will all have a big and direct impact on your day to day life, but most people can't tell you who represents them in those offices. Please pay attention to those downballot races and make good choices. There's no electoral votes at stake, and tiny margins of victory are quite common. You want to make a difference, there's a place to start.
Happy Election Day. Let's make it a good one. And if you want some fine endorsements for Houston-area races, start here and work your way down.Posted by Charles Kuffner on November 01, 2004 to Election 2004 | TrackBack