If you caught our news last night, you might have seen that Brian Williams, NBC Nightly News Anchor, was interviewed by our sister station in Louisville WAVE-TV about his coverage of the upcoming Vice Presidential Debate this week in Danville, Kentucky.
Mr. Williams made a very good point about how important it is to watch the Presidential and Vice Presidential debates. He was extremely adamant about Americans exercising their right to vote.
In 2008, approximately 60% of eligible voters cast their ballots for President. Mr. Williams went on to say that a 40% non-voting percentage is an insult to those who fought and died for our right to vote.
I agree with him.
I keep thinking about the first elections we witnessed in Iraq after the demise of Sadam Hussein. I remember the purple inked fingers Iraqis held up in pride declaring they had voted. Many with tears in their eyes, and all of them literally risked their lives going to poles, due to Al Qaeda snipers.
As Americans, we experience none of that danger, yet 40 percent won't cast their ballot on November 6th.
You have heard it a million times, but I'm going to say it again. Get out and vote. There is no excuse not to.
Early voting has already started to make it easy. Information on times and places to cast your ballot is available here.