6:30 a.m.: Welcome to Election Day 2016. I wish I could say I was surprised. I'm not. I saw it coming. And it still was a bit chilling. I knew what the reaction to my Monday print column indicating I would be voting for Hillary Clinton was going to be. And I was still taken aback at the vitriol that rained down on me - phone calls from angry readers; emails from those who wanted to disagree, usually in fairly colorful language; comments posted on the column on our website and also on social media. A sampling: My mother would be ashamed of me. I'm a bad Catholic. Actually, I'm anti-Catholic. I have an appointment for brain surgery. Yes, that one was from an old friend in my home town on Facebook. I think he was at least partly kidding me. You were kidding, right, Jack? It's OK. It goes with the territory. That is the great thing about this country. We have something called the First Amendment. It insures that you have Freedom of Speech. It's why I am able to print my opinion in the newspaper. And it's why so many can disagree.