As someone who was on the Obama train even before that cold day in Springfield when he announced his candidacy twenty months ago, it's hard to believe there are only fourteen days left in this election. Fourteen days to do everything we can to persuade folks to vote for Barack Obama and Joe Biden, and to make sure that they vote and that their votes are counted.
Now is not the time to be complacent, to be comforted by the encouraging graphs at FiveThirtyEight.com. Now is the time to leave nothing on the table, nothing to chance, and this goes for the presidential level as well as all the worthy races you have going on locally.
And start thinking about Election Day. If at all possible, take the day off work or skip school. We need you out there at the polling places and making sure people get there. Contact your local field office and make a commitment to what you'll be doing on Tuesday, November 4.
If you're a lawyer or law student, I urge you to join me on the Obama Voter Protection team. Even if you've never billed 0.1 hours of election law in your life, you have talents that we need out there to ensure that every voter who is legally able to do so can vote in an intimidation-free environment and have his or her vote counted.
Just make sure you're doing something, and posting comments here isn't enough. Tell us what your plan is for the next fourteen days.
edited: Scatterbrain that I am, I neglected to mention what I'll be doing on Election Day. I'll be the Obama Voter Protection ward captain for the ward in Northeast Philadelphia where I grew up, which includes parts of the 8th and 13th congressional districts, and with regards to which I am quite familiar with previous attempts at all sorts of electoral shenanigans. We are ready.