"There are particular moments in public affairs, when the people stimulated by some irregular passion, or some illicit advantage, or misled by the artful misrepresentations of interested men, may call for measures which they themselves will afterwards be the most ready to lament and condemn."
Let's pick that statement apart and discover what it means in todays terms. There are particular moments in public affairs(Presidential election of 2008),when the people stimulated by some irregular passion (a burning desire for positive change), or some illicit advantage(lop-sided media coverage), or misled by the artful misrepresentations of interested men (lied to by NObama and his campaign staff), may call for measures (voting for NObama)which they themselves will afterwards be the most ready to lament and condemn(buyers remorse).
I never realized that President Madison was a fortune teller. He sure did predict the scenario we are currently living under. If you buy something and then later realize that you screwed up, you can always sell it and chalk up the loss as an expensive experience. A minor setback, usually with only temporary consequences. Electing the wrong person for President, especially this year, would have drastic and long term consequences for every single American and the world. There is no room for buyers remorse in this decision. Do not buy the sales pitch just because it was so eloquently delivered. Let your friends know how important this one is. You all have an abundance of information to share---share it! I plan to fight to the LAST moment. I will be spending Tuesday out in front of my ward's polling station doing the best I can to get a few more votes.