Nov. 6, 2012 — Ah, yes, today is Election Day, and we’re all going to cast our vote for president. Good enough. While the history of the people electing their leaders may extend all the way back to the ancient Greeks, our presidential elections have a distinctly American flavor that raises at least a few curious ponderings.
OK. Let’s get started. According to the Library of Congress, the Founding Fathers probably did not envision the development of political parties, apparently believing instead that the “obvious and unanimous” candidate for the office would rise from the people — just the way our first president George Washington had.
Nov. 6, 2012 — Today is Election Day — the moment of decision for the people of our city, our county, our state and our great land finally has arrived, the day when the people’s voice is heard and heeded, and we decide who will serve as our elected officials, and we set the course of our public policy.
Today is the day the people express their will.
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney face each other in the presidential race, each offering quite different perspectives and views on the proper course to be steered by the ship of state. Despite the seemingly ever-widening gap between the two candidates and the direction in which they believe we should travel, one of them will be elected president of these United States today, based upon our votes.