NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Well, some of you may be pleased to know that I did vote today, and thus not only did I supposedly contribute to our country's democratic process, but I avoided possible feelings of guilt for not doing so.
Does this make me a better American citizen? Eh, probably not. I barely knew much about either N.J. senatorial candidate going in, so my choice---Menendez---wasn't exactly the most informed. And I basically voted all Democrat. Hey, one thing I believe for sure: we need a change in Congress. If the Democrats do take over Congress, it'll be very interesting to see how our good ol' Republican president George W. Bush will adapt to this, and how Congress will respond to him. Hopefully they'll actually learn to work beneficially with each other...? One can only hope.
I guess I really shouldn't have felt too guilty about not voting; I mean, I'm hardly the only one who won't be voting today, and I like to think I would have had a better reason for not doing so than sheer apathy. Still, I figure, might as well contribute to the small pool of young voters, since apparently so few of us vote anyway. Maybe, in some way, I can contribute to finally getting politicians to take issues regarding us college students and recent college grads seriously or something.
See, I guess there is still a bit of the old naive idealist in me after all.
Oh, and, last time I checked, CNN had already gone ahead and declared Menendez the winner anyway. Go team.