Nothing is more important today than going to your polling place and casting your vote. This is the essence of a democratic republic. Choose wisely when you push the big red button at the lower left of the machine. Vote with your brain and not your emotions. These are not friends you are electing but a representative of how you want government run. You need not like the person if they have agreed with you about the practicalities of where our republic needs to go. This isn’t the senior prom and we’re not electing the most popular girl and boy as our Queen and King.