Election day is upon us, and history will be made again. The direction of this country will be in the hands of the populace, or actually the electoral college, but still we shall choose our leaders as best as the system allots. It's an exciting time for me, to foreshadow how our nation will look in four to six years, and wonder what opportunities and strife may befall us. I may be up late, given that the Presidential election may be a close affair, and it may not even be decided tonight and we'll see a repeat of the 2000 debacle. Nerves are rattled for many who are completely in the camp of their chose party, but I'm more optimistic. Our country has seen worse times. No matter who gets elected, we'll be fine. We've been through a civil war, a few wars fought within our borders, and economic hardships that make our current one look like child's play.
Yet as I look back on this election cycle a lot has surprised me. I was taken aback by all the stupid rape comments Republicans kept making. The process for nominating the Republican candidate took far longer than it should, and was really uninteresting. Romney, a guy who's really unlikeable, had small victories that actually made this race a tight one. I underestimated how weak the President really is, and how widely unpopular he is.
But yet, through all the drama, and all the highly uninformed nonsense on Facebook and the like, the moment when there are victories celebrated, and concessions will be made, this great country moves on by the will of its people...well hopefully.
"A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user." - Theodore Roosevelt