It's probably the biggest event since nine-eleven in that the majority of people on the planet are paying attention to this US election. As for me, I'm so sick and tired of the two years of campaigning that I look forward to the relative calm of the next two years (before the campaigning for 2012 starts). Yesterday I saw a guy proudly state that he was a "yellow dog Republican". That meant that he would vote for a yellow dog before he would vote Democrat. Why don't you just brand the word "stupid" on your forehead and get it over with? Not stupid because you're Republican, but stupid because you admit that you've stopped using any of your mental faculties.
I was a Republican for many years but the party changed. Parties change people! The Republican party used to be far more libertarian. That was why I liked them - less government and more freedom was their platform. Now we see that they increase government and take away freedoms (in the name of protecting us from the terrorists.) People also change, and so it's important to analyze issues and candidates and not slap some stupid label on yourself so you can stop using your brain. I can't be Republican now because part of the platform is to keep people like myself as second class citizens. Reminder: Serge and I cannot live together in the US. Not legally anyway. I would have to vote in my best interest, which is what most people should be doing.
Personally, and I hope I don't get yelled at, I'll be okay if either candidate wins. Sure I prefer Obama, but McCain seems nice enough and has lots of experience and probably has another four years in him. The "country first" slogan kind of pisses me off because it suggests that if you vote the other side, you're not patriotic. In general we Democrats are a more forgiving and forgetting lot. I suppose that's a weakness, but so be it. What worries me is that if Obama wins, we're going to have a bunch of shows on TV whose sole purpose is to denigrate him.
And anyway, these are politicians. I'll say it again. The art of politics is to get money from the rich and votes from the poor on the premise of protecting one from the other. In other words, they must lie to get elected. All of them.
Nobody cares (nor should they) what I think, but these are just my thoughts on this election day. Now go vote!