Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Ring Them Bells, Ring Them Loud

Ring them bells, ring them loud.
Let them ring h
ere and now.
Just reach out

And ring the bells of freedom.

When your world's crashing down,
Like you've lost every round,
Stand your ground,
And ring the bells of freedom.

Bells of Freedom
Bon Jovi - Have A Nice Day

Today is one of the most important days in our nation's history. And, it only seems fitting that I get to vote in Philadelphia, the cradle of democracy in our country. Here's hoping we all don't have to live thru what we had to after the last election...

Anyway ... BRAVO has been having a West Wing marathon this past week. Damn, what ever happened to good television? And how many of us would have been happy to write in Jed Bartlett for President?

This morning they aired the episode with Jon Bon Jovi. I am so happy he had the opportunity to be a part - even a small one - of that show. I do believe, however, that they could have featured him a whole lot more. I know time was limited and the band was in the midst of a tour - but here is a guy who is knowledgeable about the system and an incredible proponent for volunteerism and philanthropy.

And in that case, his preferred candidate actually won ... unlike Jon's last couple of times out (though I do tend to remind people, we did actually elect Al Gore.) In any case, here's hoping his candidate wins tonight.

So ... if you haven't yet ... GET OUT AND VOTE. Yes, your voice needs to be heard (trust me, I know ... I was living in Ohio last election ... oyyyyy.)

P.S. If you haven't renewed your Soul tickets yet, now is the time!