Voter apathy is an enormous problem in a representative democracy. Too many voters have either tuned out or turned off. They either don't like the candidates and/or don't feel part of the political process.
We must declare a national child emergency and demand that our leaders do no harm, indeed stand up and vote to invest in the basic human needs of all of our children to shelter, food, quality education, and safety.
We see candidates employing the unusual tactic of insulating themselves from the rigors of the profession, which should send a cautionary signal to the electorate that maybe they are not up to the task they seek.
The Democrats are using President Obama to rally early voters, and to recruit volunteers to help with the early-voter ground game. What remains to be seen is if the Democrats' organization can match the Republicans' enthusiasm and money.
It was with the invention of the Polaroid that we entered the world of instant gratification. And now, our Polaroid society can't understand why not everything is fixed yet. But challenges building for decades cannot be fixed in a year or two.