If you turn away now – if you buy into the cynicism that the change we fought for isn’t possible…well, change will not happen. If you give up on the idea that your voice can make a difference, then other voices will fill the void: lobbyists and special interests; the people with the $10 million checks who are trying to buy this election and those who are making it harder for you to vote; Washington politicians who want to decide who you can marry, or control health care choices that women should make for themselves.
Barack Obama, nailing it in his DNC speech tonight
This quote isn’t merely applicable to this election—it is applicable to every election on any level. Heck, it is probably applicable for any opportunity for one to do something meaningful, even if is not particularly “cool” or “fashionable.”