I don't think I've ever recommended an Our Voice column from the News-Leader before, here are some excerpts:
"Today, the polls mean nothing....
Today is Super Tuesday. Missouri is among 22 states choosing nominees for president in Democratic and Republican primaries. If we believe the most recent pollsters, this is a state in which the Democrats are leaning to Obama and the Republicans are leaning toward John McCain over other GOP candidates Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul.
But today, those polls mean nothing....
Today's is an important primary. It's a primary in which each party is redefining itself, state by state, vote by vote.
It's a primary in which voters, just by turning out, can send a message to politicians that we're paying attention and they better address the issues that matter to us.
It's a primary in which every vote counts.
So, ignore the polls, we say. Maybe they're right. Maybe they're not. Only you, the voter, can decide that.
Go to your polling place and make a difference today."