Get Out and Vote

We've never discussed it, but I have the feeling that my brother-in-law^2* and I might be at rather different points on the political spectrum. But I agree wholeheartedly with his wise words about the upcoming election:

Next Tuesday, please go out and vote. But, before you do, make sure that you educate yourself about the candidates and their stances on the issues that are important to you. Visit the candidates' websites, read recaps of their debates, etc. Don't vote for someone based on public opinion or because they have a cool name. Vote for someone because you feel that they are the best candidate to make positive decisions that will affect your life, and the lives of those close to you.

*My wife's brother's wife's brother.