Well, thats over.

And before some of you get over-happy about percieved mandates, and all that nonsense - all me to remind you:

Just like Christmas - the next election is only so far away. And I'm not even talking 2012 presidential, I'm talking the 2010 Congressional.

That nice little margin the Dems enjoy in congress? Watch it vanish. 

That's just the way it works, always has.

24 months is all the Obama folks have to get done what they promised, before the balance of power shifts yet again.

We need: Better candidates on both sides.
A nationalized ballot for presidential elections.
More (yes, MORE) high tech voting - With Virginia and Maryland going back to paper ballots, it sets us back to the 19th century - and thats not going to help us one bit.
Actually, we need a whole lot of things - far too many for my little local blog to list. Far too many for me to delve into.

The Republicans would not have had a brown paper bag elected to lunch this time around, regardless of what the Democrats want to claim. But at this point, that's neither here nor there.

Start saving that money for a while folks - the recovery of the economy is going to take a bit longer than expected.


The ony thing I will say going into this

Voting is your duty. Do it, and do it wise. 

I will not tell you who you should vote for, but remember one thing.

This is the nastiest, least factual, worst choice election I have ever had the unfortunate luck to witness. 

And no matter who wins, we all lose. Congress will find a way to screw things up, as they always do. The question that you have to answer is, which candidate is better suited to keep you working and in a job?

Forget the rest, forget Iraq - Iraq does not put food on your table each night. Education is only a topic to fool you, everyone needs to rely upon themselves for proper education. The government is not your mother.

No, the only issue there really is - and it encompasses health care and all the rest - is the economy. Is it better for you to get a tax break at the expense of your boss?

Remember who pays your bills. In reality - it's not you, it's your boss. Sure, a 3k tax break would be great for me - my customers would spend a bit more. But my bosses, the owners of the company - they would be left out - and possibly hit with more taxes. That's not good for me. The offset does not quite work out. 

Vote with your brain, not your heart. But I suppose that is the overwhelming debate between Repub and Democrat.

Anyway - good luck. And may we all not suffer too much after this.