> > Election Day is upon us!
> >
> > If you don't mind I would like to get a feel for the number of U.S. Bush vs.
> > Kerry supporters in the Ruby community. I'm doing this in part as a way to
> > weight the national election day results against the people I interact with
> > everyday.
> >
> > If you're not a citizen of U.S. I wouldn't mind hearing your opinions too,
> > just please state you're not a citizen.
> >
> > Get out the Vote!
> >
> > Thanks,
> > T.
> >
> > P.S. I'll put my hat in the ring too after this thread gets started some.
> 
> i still haven't decided if i can bring myself to vote.  i will state an
> opinion that i think is relevant for kerry supporters though:  if you drive to
> the polls to vote for kerry on tuesday you are casting two votes - one for
> kerry and one for bush.  if you wake up on wednesday and drive to work again
> you will cast another vote for bush.  of this much i am certain.  whether or
> not i cast a paper ballot for kerry tomorrow i will continue to vote 'against'
> bush (and all the other oil men waiting in the wings) by riding my bicycle to
> work every day.  in this capitalist society we have many opportunities to vote
> - please use them.
> 
> i sincerely hope that this election will not be divisive for the country or
> the world - and that includes this group.
> 
> -a
> --

I entirely subscribe to this opinion,  no matter where you are in this
world, you're affected by the events that are taking place in this
election day.

Some Mr Trotski once said:
"maybe you're not interested about war, but war is interested about you"

(extrapolate to elections day where appropriate)