Well, I went and did my civic duty over lunch, and voted. The line wasn’t really bad — I was in and out of the precinct in about 40 minutes from the time I parked the time I drove off, giving me amble time to grab something for lunch and be back to work within my allotted lunch hour. (I came in early today to bank extra time in case I needed a longer lunch. Maybe they’ll let me go home early.)

It won’t surprise anyone who knows me that I’m voting for Obama. I encourage others to do likewise. But if you are a fan of McCain, or Bob Barr, or George Phillies, or Cynthia McKinney or Pat Paulson or Harold Stassen, go and record your preference. Because that’s what participatory democracy is all about.