But before that...
I don't believe in political parties. I tend to vote to one side of the center line most of the time, but I don't agree with this particular party on every issue. I wish Americans had more than two competitive party choices, because on most days I - and many people I know - can't support either one.
I also don't believe in how politics in our country are structured. Thousands of hours and millions of dollars are spent trying to convince Americans that one way is better than another way and that one candidate is better than another candidate. Regardless of whether or not one way is better than another way and whether or not one candidate is better than another candidate, these hours and dollars should be spent on actually solving our country's biggest problems - poverty, homelessness, hunger, job loss, health care, inequality - rather than on talking about them.
I do, however, believe in voting. Seven years ago, a candidate for the 11th District of the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners caught me sitting on my front porch and started talking to me about his platform. I liked what he stood for, and I voted for him on election day. He won...by ONE vote.
My vote counts. Your vote counts. Whatever happens tomorrow, make sure that when the polls close, your voice was heard.
And to get you through the rest of today and tomorrow, here are a few election funnies. I think we could all use a good laugh.
A bad lip reading of the first presidential debate.
The first presidential debate by SNL.
The second presidential debate by SNL.
The third presidential debate by SNL.
And last but not least, six incredibly bizarre but very real
political ads. There are swords, light sabers, aliens, and more!