Normally, I shy away from politics.
Normally, I hold my thoughts because I don't want to get into a debate.
But this campaign season has not been normal; it's been uglier than others I recall.
Name calling has run rampant.
People of different views have been unkind.
I am voting for Barack Obama.
This op/ed piece details why with much more eloquence than I could express.
I understand you may disagree with me.
I understand I am voting the opposite of many in my family.
I ask that you understand I am informed and firm in my stance.
It is essential that we respect, honor, and value the right to hold and vote our different opinions.
It is what makes this nation great, it isn't something that should divide us when we must remain knit together as one.