My Vote in 2022 is the Most Important of My Life

I’ll be seventy years old in May. The first time I voted was in 1972; my ballot was enthusiastically cast for George McGovern as an act of opposition to Richard Nixon and the Vietnam War. I since have considered only a few elections to be really important. One was in 1982 to prevent Ronald Reagan from controlling Congress. Another was in 1996, more to stop Newt Gingrich than reelect Bill Clinton. I also put 2008 in this category, not just because it was important to end the legacy of Bush and Cheney, but also because my vote for Obama was an act of hope for a long-awaited…