Hello 2008, this is going to be a year of many important things. The United States will choose new political leadership, the new republic of Iraq will sink or swim as the much vaunted “surge” runs out of gas and U.S. troops start coming home in earnest. A new year always brings a good deal of hope and promise. But like all good things there are strings. We will choose who leads the world into the end of this decade and I, along with all of the Idio contributers ask one thing. Get involved, go to caucuses, volunteer or at the very least vote. We don’t stand at any unique time in history, we are not special every generation of Americans from the revolution on has faced challenges, rise to that challenge and lets see what our generation can turn out.