Election day, 2008.
Historic! Ground breaking! Change!
You know what? All of that may be true. Years from now you may be asked "Where were YOU...?" But what it all boils down to is this: you have one vote. You get to exercise it every two years. In presidential elections, only every 4 years.
It does matter. It always has. It always will.
You have more power than you think. All of those local ballot issues make a difference in your personal life: you should pay attention to those, too. They may not get all of the big press that the Big Dogs get, but they are important.
So even if you think I'm only one vote. and that you can't possibly change your red/blue state, keep in mind that local issues sometimes pass or fail by a few dozen votes.
Make yours one of those votes.
What are you waiting for? Get out there and vote!
If your state has early voting and you already have voted? Good on you! Now go poke your friends and family and make sure they've voted! [Whip crack!]
Previous election year rants.