In a few hours, the first polls will open. Millions of people, going about their regular daily lives, will take a few minutes out of their day to record a mark in favor of a set of candidates. Those marks will be tallied, the score will be announced, and a leader will be chosen for the next four years. Someone who, for all intents and purposes, will serve as leader of the free world. And this will take place, with relatively little corruption, with relatively little violence. What in the end is decided will stand.
Despite who wins, the very process astounds me.