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Remember to Vote

Today is Election Day in the United States.

Vote early—vote often!

Seriously, be sure to vote today. If you don’t vote, you’ll have no right to complain!

Despite my griping about not liking the choices, I did in fact cast my vote this morning. Remember that some people in some countries don’t have the right to vote or are afraid for their safety if they do.

My bride and I aimed to hit a mid-morning lull at the polling place. Even so, there were lines and we waited about 15 minutes. One of the clerks said that was the slowest it had been all morning.

Tonight, I will sit and watch the returns come in. And then tomorrow we can (hopefully) return to business as usual. I’ve had enough of politics to last me for a long, long time.

Peter Lyle DeHaan, PhD, is an author, blogger, and publisher with over 30 years of writing and publishing experience. Check out his book The Successful Author for insider tips and insights.

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The Most Important Election Ever

In the United States, this is the most important election ever.

Really.

At least that’s what everyone keeps on saying.  Of course, that’s what they said four years ago, too.  As well as four years before that, and…

In fact, I can’t think of a time when a U.S. Presidential election was not billed “As the most important election ever.”

That means one of three things:

a) Each election is more important than every election that preceded it.

b) It’s all hype and hyperbole.

c) Those who make such claims are delusional.

Frankly, I’m leaning towards C.

Although it is true that the outcome will be historic (either the first African-American US president or the first female US vice-president), it is not the most important election ever.

It’s just another election, no more or less important than those that preceded it.

I will, however, be more happy than ever before when it’s over!

Peter Lyle DeHaan, PhD, is an author, blogger, and publisher with over 30 years of writing and publishing experience. Check out his book The Successful Author for insider tips and insights.