Love him or hate him, George W. Bush has done something good for this country that no other president has done in over 40 years. He's gotten out the vote. Some will ascribe the high voter turnout this year to the inclusion of an African-American and a woman on the party tickets. That may be a factor, but I believe the high voter turnout is due to the concern people are feeling with the direction of the country. And I lay that directly at the feet of the current administration.
Generally speaking, the U.S. has a terrible voter turnout rate compared to most other democracies, but with all the actions the current administration has taken, it's caused a lot of people to wake up and realize that their vote does make a difference. A president and his staff do make policy changes that affect our lives.
I don't care if you are a Republican, Democrat, Constitutionalist, Green, Socialist, Libertarian or Independent, if you are a U.S. citizen, and 18 years or older, go out and vote today.