The polls close in Nebraska in 12 minutes.
This is a big day.
Again, because I'm a journalist, I can't write here about my political beliefs. But I'd like to.
Instead, though, I'll just say how cool it was to see all those people voting this morning. We showed up at the small Lutheran church that is our polling place about 15 minutes after the polls opened. There was a line well out the door.
We made sure to bring Rye with us, only bringing him to daycare after he saw what this thing called democracy is all about. I wanted him to be sure to see early on in life how we really can have a say.
The poll worker who took my ballot at the end even gave Rye a sticker, which he had really wanted. So we were all glad about that.
I was heartened to learn that our daycare provider even had the preschool-aged kids vote at her house today, too. She simply printed pictures of the two presidential candidates, talked the to the kids about what was happening and asked them who they'd pick.
They voted Obama 5-0.
Our provider chalked that up to a better smile and an unusual name.
I don't know ...
Anyway, enjoy the returns tonight. And here's to a historic election, either way the final tally falls.