Just got back from voting, and I voted for ... someone who's name I will not reveal! It's my right! But I'm happy to vote. Looks to me like as election day has neared the polls have tightened up. My guess is that it will be a closer election than Obama would want but not quite as close as McCain would want. I'll go ahead and predict wins in the electoral vote 302-236 and that the Democrats gain 8 seats in the Senate. I'll be up watching tonight just for the political intrigue.
Whoever wins, beginning on November 5th it's our job as Americans to be supportive of the President-elect and our job as Christian to pray for the person who will be in office to make decisions that will benefit our country and our world. The worst of us comes out in election season when people insult the opposing candidates, even threatening lives in some cases. There have already been reports of voter intimidation. This shouldn't happen in the U.S. When you look around the world, it is amazing how peaceful our transitions in government are. Riots are common in many countries after elections. Civil war breaks out. Leaders are deposed or killed. But not here. We elect a new leader, sometimes take a new direction as a country, and stick with each other for better or worse. For better or worse, I hope that you will stick in there with our country, encourage others to do the same, and discourage those who would insult, belittle, and begrudge the results, whatever they may be. No election stealing talk if McCain wins, no socialist/communist talk if Obama wins. Just be grateful that win or lose you had the opportunity that so many don't have to cast a vote for the person who will lead the nation.