Today is the first Tuesday in November, which means it is time for the general election in the United States. Every four years, we elect a president. Below is a short video about the presidential election process.
If you are following people on Twitter or FriendFeed, for example, it is likely that you are seeing many voting-related posts. This election is a big deal...perhaps the most important election since Kennedy-Nixon in 1960 (Kennedy won). This election has captivated people and it is expected to draw many more people to the polls than normal. What is most interesting about this election is that people have become very involved in this election -- there is more talk, more analysis from ordinary people, etc. "We the people" understand that we have a role in deciding how government is run and who our leader is.
I am sure that this election will be analyzed for years to come. Seth Godin has already posted his analysis -- Marketing lessons from the US election -- which is worth reading.
I suspect that people will get some work done today in the U.S., but don't expect miracles. We're focused on the election and who our next President of the United States (POTUS) will be!