November 03, 2008
Voting, stepping up and America.
No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
--Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
For most of us, given the apparent complexity of the world, universe and whatever else is out there, there aren't many absolute principles in play these days. But here's one: All Americans who can vote should vote, even if--as I am doing tomorrow--you are holding your nose and voting for the "least objectionable alternative." The American vote is a special and very hard won thing.
Posted by JD Hull at November 3, 2008 11:59 PM
I have found the US election process fascinating - democracy personified compared to Europe - a gruelling 10 months.
Looks like Obama.... and many in Europe will be pleased with that....
Still..... as we all know it is not over until the last chad is counted.... I do hope I got the word right. "Chad".... ?
Posted by: Charon QC at November 2, 2008 05:47 PM