This message is just to my United States readers but is actually a note to all of my readers every where. Tomorrow, November 4th 2008, may be the single most important election in the history of The United States.
While there's always someone, somewhere saying that in every election and there have been important elections in the past - there has never been a black man running for President nor has there been a viable female VP - one that would most likely go on to run in 4 years. (Geraldine Ferraro ran as VP in 1984 but the re-election of Reagan was by a landslide, Ferraro was also not a viable Presidential candidate). Further - McCain, if elected, has hinted that he would run for one term only - leaving Palin as a viable candidate for President.
Whomever is elected - it was solely YOU who elected them. It's a hard concept to grasp. I look at it kind of like how - when I bought that first Mac in 1985 - just me - I went on to influence 1000's of Mac sales. If you vote, and you encourage others to vote - you WILL influence this election. Your vote counts.
PLEASE do NOT be discouraged by long lines or any neutrality in your own politics.
I really like Palin - but John McCain is very weak on personality and I fear he will be more of the same. I have been a Republican voter since my first year of voting in 1992. If Palin were running for President I would vote for her without reservation.
With much consternation - I will be voting for Obama. I think the President of a company (or country) is all about personality - which IS the ability the sell something. Even if a company has great advisors and a great upper management - if the President has a weak personality - the company ultimately fails. Apple / Steve Jobs - what better example [of success] could be given?
____________ /America = for me ... it's going to be Obama this go around.
In a way, I'm sad that this is the choice I have ... but I'm excited that whomever wins - the elected will be in office for the first time in American history.
Please also vote in the poll to the right ;-)