It is important that you vote.
Every vote matters. No one cancels anyone else out.
People have fought and died, and in many countries continue to do so, for the privilege and the responsibility to complete this one simple act.
If you don't vote, you don't get to complain about what happens.
I voted the very first day (nearly the first hour) early voting opened in Tennessee 2 weeks ago. I promptly washed my hands of the whole mess.
It was over for me. I'd done my duty. It felt exhilarating to push that big green VOTE button. It felt even better to stop watching the media coverage of the whole mess.
Thomas Jefferson's experience of the presidency was so utterly miserable, he left it off of his tombstone. He listed other accomplishments; author of the Declaration of American Independence, author of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, Father of the University of Virginia. He did not list President of the United States.
It's a hard job and most of us wonder why anyone would want it.
No matter what happens tomorrow in this historic election, we need to pray for the next president.
The next president will inherit a black hole that has opened up in the universe - the economy. And barring some incredible incident falling out of the sky to reverse our fortunes, things are going to get bleak, at least for a while.
So please vote. You have a right and a responsibility to do so.
And then go pray that this time next year you have a job.
(Me? Oh I'm just full of all kinds of hope.)