This morning as I was watching the news I couldn't help but think of the election that is now two weeks away. I got a letter yesterday from my good friend Jared who is serving an LDS mission in Spain and he said that we was much more positive about the election when he was in the states, when he could hear the everyday mudslinging between the candidates. Everyday I'm less positive about the election because of that mudslinging.
After hearing some of the comments Bush and Kerry made about each other yesterday at their various campaign stops, I was frustrated, disgusted, and again, for the second time in so many weeks, I was ready to vote for Nader. (But, then of course the vote would most likely benefit Bush and why wouldn't I just cast my vote for him to begin with?)
I've come to only one conclusion...the devil we know. And I'm not intending to refer to President Bush as Satan himself, so don't anyone get all flustered over this one, I just mean with Bush we know what the next four years will be, more of the same. Good or bad. But, with Kerry we don't really have an idea what the next four years will be. Not that change isn't good--change is just unpredictable. I had a teacher once who always told us that "without change there would be no butterflies." Okay, that's an optimistic way of looking at it, but for some reason I don't see John Kerry every resembling the grace and beauty of a butterfly.
Get out and vote. I can't stress this enough. It's not only a big deal nationally, but I'm certain all of you have county and state races that are very important. Take it seriously.