My friend Jane and I are heading up to New Hampshire (still a swing state) tomorrow with a packed van full of insanely enthusiastic teens, ours and their friends. We had to turn more away for lack of seats! This can only bode well for the future of our democracy, folks, and for the love of our constitution! Half of them will be voting next year, all of them by the next Presidential election, and they are so enthusiastic and excited to go knock on doors and offer rides and make mediocre campaign HQ coffee tomorrow -- it is truly inspiring. They have all done their homework for the whole week, which was a condition of taking off school tomorrow for this little road trip. We plan on all staying up late tomorrow, with the little ones in sleeping bags, and champagne and apple cider on hand (though as another friend, Barbara, quipped, scotch on hand too, just in case). I know many of us feel strongly about this election, on opposing sides of what feels like a great divide. Surely we can all rejoice in democracy, in our constitution and in the enthusiasm of this excellent up and coming generation. I have respected the outcome of the last two Presidential elections, though my candidates did not win. I hope that we will all do the same this time, whatever the result, and move forward together. The peaceful transfer of power was a goal dear in the hearts of our founding mothers and fathers. Vive la Constitution! And long live the teenagers!