Unlike some people at different places
from me on the Christian spectrum,
I don’t think the bible
says anything about voting,
but the story I remember best
as I sit in New Hampshire tonight
is the one about replacing Judas
on the board of disciples.
The choice was Joseph called Barsabbas,
who was also known as Justus,
or Matthias. Either one
would have been acceptable,
though they had different platforms.
And the lot went to Matthias
(possibly because the name was simpler).
I pray that people vote
and take their part, however confused,
for the future of the nation,
and especially protecting those
I pray that these extroverts,
every one of them with good ideas,
spend much less energy
attacking the others.
And I pray that this state
ill equipped to represent the nation —
too small, too white, too aging —
simply pick up
this responsibility —
and do its best.