I rarely, if ever, get political on this blog, even though politics is something that I'm very passionate about.
Today is election day. A non-Presidential election day. So why should you vote?
Becuase this election will shape the course of politics for the next two years. Who we elect today will tell the powers that be what course we want the country to take. True, we're not electing a president today, but the results of this election will help decide who even runs for president in 2008.
I've written a lot more and erased it, because I don't want my initial message to be clouded. Even if you don't vote in every race, or on every issue, go to the polls today and vote for the people and issues that you care about. Even if you haven't thought about voting since 2004, you're still registered, you can still go to the polls. Google your city's Board of Elections, and find your polling place. And go there, and vote. (Hell, it's an off cycle election, there shouldn't even be a line. It couldn't be easier.)
(AND. Keep your fingers crossed that my dad gets re-elected! And. If you're in my home town? Do more than cross your fingers. Go vote for him!)