I was born in December. So in 2008 when I turned 18 I missed the presidential election by a month. I think the experience made voting very important to me. When I went to vote in this last election It felt more important than ever before. I didn't really support either candidate, but one felt so much more dangerous to me than the other. I went early before work to cast my ballot. I waited all day to see which candidate would win. I watched a map all night to see the states turn red or blue. Every time calculating how many states were left, and how many my candidate needed to win. I feel like I started holding my breath that night. I still haven't been able to exhale.
~ Nick Rouke