I can't argue here. My biggest beef with the democrats is that while there platform seems to be more inline with the majority of the USA, they do such a poor job of showing up at the polls. If Obama doesn't win, I'll attribute the outcome directly to specifically democrat turnout to vote. If that's the case, maybe it's for the better for Obama: why should he be working so hard for the least desirable position in the world when people can't just take their ass to the polls. They wouldn't be worthy of his efforts.
However, my cynicism is tamed by how well Obama has got the message out to go and vote early coupled with a general message about civic responsibility and not being overconfident.
Today, on the ride home from work, I decided that I no matter how much I wanted to be a part of November 4th, I have a greater desire to contribute as a citizen to the country. Typically the way we contribute to the governance is by voting, but I feel that now I can contribute a little more to my fellow Virginian by going early on Monday and voting. Perhaps, I'll be able to get some friends to come along too. For my friends that don't come, I'll be able to at least let them know things about what to expect (paper or touch screen) in terms of the ballot.
My vote will have the same worth, but my actions may help others both republican and democrat. I can feel good about that.