Yes, it's super Tuesday and I'm ridiculously excited to vote! Now this has been a long time coming, let me tell you. When I turned 18, I didn't run out and register to vote. In fact, I don't remember when I finally did, but it probably wasn't until I was out of college. I think our educational system does a terrible job of imparting the importance of this action to our children.
As you can see, I'm voting for Barack Obama. That I'd vote Democrat was a given -- I'm a proud Democrat despite believing in many of the original ideals of the Republican party -- that pull yourself up by your bootstraps mentality that got lost somewhere. Now I see the Democratic party as my only hope for many things that I find important, such as peace, prosperity and a healthier environment.
Why Barack? Well, I can't say that there is all that much to differentiate him from Hillary Clinton. They agree on so many of the issues that I think either would be good at the job. However, at this point in our history, I think we need a leader -- someone to inspire us again in the greatness of our country. I believe Barack has that gift. Just the thought of him winning the presidential election brings tears to my eyes. He personifies hope to me. Hope that this country can be mended, unified and will once again stand tall as the leader of the world.
No matter what you believe, use your power. Believe me, for many it was hard won -- so don't take the opportunity lightly. Go Vote!