I care more than other years about the outcome of the election. We have two different, completely opposing solutions to current economic issues which will most certainly alter our quality of life in the near future. I will never devalue an individual by saying they aren't worthy, just that ideas and solutions may mot be appropriate in these current conditions. It sure are exciting times, though. Maybe nervous times, but very exciting, nonetheless. Because of such differences in candidates believe systems and even personalities, people's reactions appear to be much stronger then at any other time. The last time I can remember anything like this, it was about John Kennedy being qualified because he was Catholic. Those days look like children's parties compared to what people say and do these days.
I am definitely more interested in this year's election that I have been in previous years. I'd say that's true of most of my friends, online and IRL. In fact, I attended my first ever political gathering two weeks ago and this Sunday I'm going to the local office for my candidate and doing some data-entry for them. At least two of my good friends are coming with me.
For many reasons, I feel there is more to lose (and gain) for me and America this year.