Whilst we endure the last week of being inundated with last minute campaign ads as we near the presidential election this year, I had a few thoughts:

We have a large amount of voter apathy in this country. For weeks we’ve heard who will win each of the items we’re supposed to vote for on November 2nd. Polls that are cited in the media give us the impression that, despite what they tell you, your vote doesn’t count. Secondly, the electoral college can decide a president without agreeing with the popular vote. Even the citizens of Afghanistan and Iraq have and will have the right to vote directly for their leader.

On the other hand, I recall our governor election here in Minnesota in 1998 when Jesse Ventura won the election, something no one expected.