Derek Hunter

I will never, ever support a party that sees skin color as a determining factor in thought, political or otherwise, but stands idly by in passive support when those who defy their bigotry are attacked. I will stand forever with a party that offers a pathway to anywhere individuals wish to try to go, without regard to pigment, with the only guarantee of success being an individual’s abilities and character.

And I will oppose the media’s choice, they are not on my side. I will support the candidate who the mere thought of winning will turn the vile MSNBC’s election night coverage into a viewing of the movie “Scanners.”

With these points in mind, I will proudly walk into my polling place Tuesday and cast a vote equally against Barack Obama and for Mitt Romney for President. And I urge you to do the same.

More than that, I ask you to not do so alone. No matter where you live – a red, blue or swing state – bring at least two like-minded people with you. Even if they’re registered in a different precinct, drive them there. The stakes are too high to simply trust it will be done. We have to ensure it.

Mitt Romney has done and will continue to do all he can. But this fight is not just his; it is all of ours.

No matter what happens, the consequences will not be different for you based on how you voted. If you don’t do all you can to win, if you don’t end the day with an empty tank of personal energy and the pride that can come only from giving your all…well, you can figure that out.

Future generations will look back on this election either as the moment we stood up for individual liberty or the line at which stories of medical care slipped into tales of bureaucratic nightmares. Because if Republicans not only don’t take the White House, but the Senate too, we will cease to be who was have always been, who we are, and be “fundamentally transformed” into something from which return will be nearly impossible.

Billions of dollars spent, millions of man-hours burned, thousands of hands shaken, hundreds of speeches given…and it all comes down to you. What are you going to do?

Derek Hunter

Derek Hunter is Washington, DC based writer, radio host and political strategist. You can also stalk his thoughts 140 characters at a time on Twitter.