(Unless, of course, you have already voted. Or aren't eligible to vote in the US. In which case, please disregard this directive.)
As a side note, while I would really like to say "And make sure you vote for Obama" (because -- see previous entry -- I really think he's our last, best hope at the moment to turn things around, and I will be devastated if he doesn't win), I feel very strongly that ALL Americans should exercise their right to vote whether they agree with me or not, and whether they're voting for my preferred candidate or not. I know that some of my friends disagree with me, and that's fine. But I feel that this is a fundamental part of our society. It is not just a right, but a duty.
WE determine which direction this country will go through our votes.
Or our LACK of votes.
Think your vote doesn't count? What if there were a million people who thought the same way and they ALL VOTED? Well, guess what? There ARE over a million people who think their vote won't count. If you all voted, what a difference that would make!
But it starts with you.
And your vote.
Please vote today. Vote your conscience. Have a say, even if a small one, in the direction this country will take.