If you are a reader of CMC Digest and wonder why I have given so much space recently to the 2016 presidential election, the answer is simple. This election, among the many I have witnessed over the years, is too important to ignore.
As I've said in the past, regardless of the party you belong to, it is critically important that you make your voice heard and that you vote in this election. Some in government have already "voted" with their feet by walking away from Donald J. Trump as their candidate because they feel he does not represent them or their party based on his positions and/or his character.
Unlike many other countries where most of the citizens vote in their elections (and, if I'm not mistaken, in some countries you must pay a fine if you don't vote), our elections are distinguished by the comparatively low voter turnout.
So keep this in mind on November 8, 2016. We will all have to live with the decisions of the electorate for the next four years when it comes to the selection of a president and for varying terms for those elected to the Congress. That is a very long time to sit and regret your decision — especially if you decided to "sit this one out."
Beau Weisman, Editor