The next 24 hours are going to be crazy. Six months of fierce politicking and advertising all comes down to this one day – election day. With the election wrapping up and a new president stepping in, hopefully we’ll see some market-plaguing uncertainty disappear. We can only hope that a clear winner is announced and the election is put to rest.
On the bright side, it should all be over in 24 hours. It will be nice to close the book on another heated, controversial and exciting election season (and give my commercial-skipping DVR a much deserved rest). So while the next 24 hours may seem crazy, in the morning things should return to business as normal. That’s the important perspective.
As the saying goes, the sun will come up tomorrow. Regardless of who is elected as president of the United States, life goes on. Wednesday morning people will go to work, shops will open for business, the markets will keep doing their thing, and for those in Denver the mountains will still be to the west.
That’s the inherent beauty of our country’s political process. Sure, it can get noisy, nasty and negative at times, but a change in leadership does not change the foundations of our lives. There will still be checks and balances between the three branches of our government. Take comfort knowing our established government and elected officials will continue to support the foundations this country was built on, regardless of their political party.
The Opportunity to Choose
It’s amazing how quickly and easily our country changes leadership. Every four years we have the opportunity to choose the leader to guide and govern America for the next four years.
There are over 320 million people in America yet we all come together through an efficient, effective process to elect the leaders of our country. We live in a world where former dictators like Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak and Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi can seize and hostilely maintain their power without the approval of the very people they lead.
We are so fortunate to have a voice in electing our country’s leaders, and to keep them accountable for upholding the best interests of our country and its people.
The Day After Tomorrow
On Wednesday morning grab your cup of coffee, walk out to your lawn, throw away your political yard signs and take the bumper sticker off your car. Next time you see the neighbor who voted for “the other guy,” shake their hand, ask how their family is, and forget any political judgment against them.
For the last six months, we adopted a political polarity, picking sides and arguing for what we perceive as the “right” ideals. But when you wake up on November 7th remember we are all on the same side. So pick a candidate, place your vote, and be thankful we live in a country where your opinion counts. That’s the only perspective that really matters.
John started his investment career in 2012 after graduating from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in Financial Planning. His desire is to provide care and guidance for individuals and families through all aspects of their financial life. Learn more about John here.
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