Tonight marks the deadline for contributing directly to the Kerry campaign. Can you believe we’re a mere 4 days from election day? There’s still time to make a difference.
So bust out your credit card and instead of buying a coffee or an extra drink at the bar tonight or seeing a movie this weekend, donate $5 or $10 or $20 to the campaign. Every little bit makes a difference.
Let’s wake up on November 3 and be proud of the man we elect to the White House.
Silly candidate names aside, Project Vote Smart is an excellent resource. Just plug in your ZIP code and learn about all the candidates on your ballot. It’s great to have a resource like this now that I live in a state that doesn’t provide an election booklet.
Yes, Californians, that great booklet we get every election outlining who’s running for what and who endorses them does not exist everywhere. I think New York and every other state that doesn’t offer something like that for its voters should take a queue from California, as with so many other things (no smoking in restaurants, Freedom of Information, etc.).
I predict a record voter turnout that will surpass the 60.8% record set in 1968. My guess: 65% voter turnout (or 142.2 million of the 218.7 eligible voters). Aggressive, yes. But I’m an optimist. This is not your average election.
It is sad, however, that 200 million people watch the Super Bowl every year, but only half that many exercise our most important right in the United States.