Yep, I'm a 20 something who voted. Coffee's on Starbucks for me today.
This is the most exciting, and disappointing, election cycle I've ever followed (granted, I'm young).
I love John McCain the man. If I had a top ten list of people to met he'd be on it. I don't care if you don't want him to be president, you have to respect the guy. If not, get Faith of My Fathers on Netflix. Though it may not turn out to be...at the time, I thought Sarah Palin was a brilliant pick, and I loved the risk factor.
The John McCain campaign, however, has been making me quite angry.
Meanwhile, Barack Obama, the man, is amazingly engaging and inspirational. He's exciting, personable, and has speech traits that I've found myself emulating when I give presentations. His running mate, Joe Biden, I find quite funny (in a good way) and was my favorite of the democratic candidates early in the cycle.
The Obama campaign, however, has been making me quite angry.
But, such is politics. Now, I don't understand why you wouldn't vote, and I think it's at the core of what we are as Americans.
However, if you don't want to vote....don't. If you don't care, don't vote. If you have something better to do, don't vote. It's a free country, and you have every right to vote, to not vote, to get your nails done, or to watch football instead. If you don't care enough to vote, me trying to force you is not going to spark something inside of you. I don't know how you can not care enough to not vote....but if you don't care, fine, don't vote.
You have every right to do whatever you want with your time. Vote, don't vote, write in Mickey Mouse (who apparently gets thousands of votes every year). I chose to vote. Make up your own decision. Me yelling at you to vote probably won't make you wait in line. Me yelling at you for not getting an absentee ballot 2 months ago (it's so easy), doesn't matter right now.
Just stop complaining. If you don't vote, you forfeit the right to complain.