I just sent out my essay supporting Obama (scroll down to 10/21 post) to almost my entire email list, which felt a bit nerve-wracking. But I'm enjoying the responses, especially since no one's yelled at me yet. Mostly, it's fascinating to hear first-hand how engaged everyone feels with this election, regardless of their preferences. So many folks who say this is their first time they've been glued to political news, first time volunteering, eager vote for the first time in ages. I even got a response from a Canadian to whom the piece was forwarded, emphasized how engaged the rest of the world is, too.