Did you get out there and vote today, America? Because you really should. I did this morning, and it felt good. Now, aside from two weeks, maybe a month of post-election/campaign commentary, I think we're in the clear. "Talk of the Nation" and "All Things Considered" (two of my favorite NPR shows) will start discussing other things, and life will go back to normal.
I voted for Obama/Biden. Critical thought and rationality allowed me to do this. I'm not sure what percentage of the American people will follow my lead, however, as we tend to be skiddish, easily frightened, and deathly afraid of change. A lot of McCain's zinger labels stuck to Obama. I'm sure that right now, people are voting for McCain because they think Obama is a terrorist (thanks, Palin) or a socialist (do you know what Socialism IS?). Also, there's the whole McCain/Palin "anti-science" thing. That rubbed me the wrong way since Day 1. Palin doesn't understand why scientists do genetic research on flies (would she prefer we do our genetic research on people?), and McCain's science opinions fall in line with our current president's (makes...me...angry).
But no matter who you're voting for, I'm not going to lose sleep over it. My enthusiasm for Obama is matched only by my cynicism regarding American's inability to vote for somebody other than the old white man. I won't be surprised either way tomorrow morning. But I'm just glad it's over...pretty much over.