Nov. 5th: KSLA News 12 Time to Vote Editorial - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Nov. 5th: KSLA News 12 Time to Vote Editorial

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I never thought we would be able to top the interest there was four years ago in the race for president of the United States. But I think we have.

For months now, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have dominated the headlines. National polls show one ahead of the other and then the momentum shifts and the other is in the lead. One thing is for sure…we'll know who truly is ahead on Tuesday.

I'm somewhat concerned that both candidates seem to have forgotten about us here in Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas. All of their attention has been on some key states elsewhere in the country. We matter too, but the candidates feel they know how our states will vote so they concentrate their time on the so called swing states.

Never the less, all of us need to fulfill our role in this election and vote on Tuesday. It really is a right and a privilege and something we should never take for granted.

One final note, whoever wins I sincerely hope he receives the support and encouragement needed to get us through these difficult times.

I'm James Smith.

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