Well, the Big E-Day is upon us as we set out to cast our vote. They say that the outcome of your choices will change the political landscape and to expect the unexpected. The politicians have talked endlessly to try and convince you of the merits of their case but it is you the voter who has the last word. Meanwhile, I thought I would give you a variety of points to ponder garnered from my research of what various pundits had to say about societal issues and the democratic process in particular. I begin with some observations from one of my favourites-George B Shaw and then other commentators over the past few centuries: