- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I am quite sure that the vast majority of citizens have decided by now how they will vote Nov. 4.

With all the give and take, about the only fact that everyone agrees on is that this will be one of the closest elections in history.

With all the predictions, forecasts and analysis by the so-called experts, I have not heard a single one comment on the fact that the weather on Election Day could very well determine the winner. History reveals that older Americans will not fight the elements to vote in poor weather. Additionally, millions of working people who wait to vote until after work tend not to be willing to fight the traffic and the elements.

Who does this benefit? Just using common sense, it would seem to favor Sen. Barack Obama. Why? Mr. Obama’s base is more motivated and, without a doubt, the Democrats have outworked their opponents this campaign with organization. This has been obvious for months with their phenomenal fundraising success using the Internet.

At the risk of sounding archaic, please keep in mind how critically important it is to vote. The age-old proverb, “Bad leaders are elected by good people who don’t vote,” is timeless and is especially true in 2008.


Talladega, Ala.

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