It's Election Day in America!
Have you voted?
If you haven't,
I encourage you to get out and vote already!
We live in an amazing country
where voting is now ridiculously easy.
It wasn't always so.
I sat with my election materials,
savored a strong, hot cup of coffee,
and comfortably, thoughtfully voted.
Then I drove to my nearby polling place
and dropped off my ballot.
Voting in Juba
In some countries, citizens risk death
for the privilege of voting;
but, here we take often take our right to vote for granted.
Voting in Afghanistan, 2011
I don't care what your political persuasion is,
I think it is an important responsibility
for each and every American to vote.
And may the best person or side of an issue win.
I don't believe for a moment
that your vote and mine don't count.
Voting in Guines, 2007
But I do believe that if you don't get out and vote
you have no right to whine the morning after.
A number of important races are very, very close
here in Colorado and in other places.
It all comes down to the ground game.
Of course, I hope that my candidates
are winning the ground games.
But if who and what I voted for don't win,
the sun will still come up tomorrow.
I had my vote,
and 2016 is just around the corner.
Then I can stand up and be counted again
by voting for what I believe in.
That's the beauty of America.
Here's a little humor to lighten the day: