Election Day

Election day is here …

It’s amazing to me, more than anything else, just to hear the conversations around me today. The media likes to portray the American populace as thoughtless, partisan, and angry. I saw just the opposite today. There were thoughtful, reasoned, sober discussions on the bus, at the polling site, everywhere I went. People have been thinking, they’ve been pondering, they’ve been deliberating. It’s impressive.

There were jokes, too, of course. But this ritual is probably the last remnant of what it means to be an American that can’t be spun or marketed or discounted. It’s awe-inspiring and amazing.