Run To The Polls
Political opinion has been kept to a minimum at iJamming! the last year or so, not because I don’t have an opinion (as if!) but that it seems to be another full-time job just keeping up with the news and I don’t want to come across as a political dilettante. There are hundreds and hundreds of political blogs out there and I find their shouting quite tiresome; I no longer subscribe to the notion that every political issue is black and white and I’m sick at the lack of responsible leadership from both major political parties in the States.
Anyway, today is Election Day in the USA, and while we don’t get the chance to elect a new President, we do get the chance to further put the reins on the one we have by voting for change in the House and the Senate. There are close races across the country that may enforce that change, but where we live we’re not among them: Hillary Clinton is a certainty for re-election as Senator, and Elliot Spitzer may break the record for the biggest margin of victory as he becomes New York’s next Governor, bringing a Democrat to the post once more after 12 years of Republican George Pataki. That of itself can only be a good thing.
I hope Americans among the iJamming! readership will use their right to vote today in a responsible and reasonable manner, and I hope, as a result of that voting, the last two years of Bush’s Presidency will prove more responsible and reasonable than the preceding six. Can’t we just vote him out already?