Originally Posted by Chief Bones
I don't care if there is nobody you can support for Pres or Vice Pres, you can always vote for a "Write-in" candidate ... ie: Mickey Mouse for President and Minney Mouse for Vice President. This is another way to register your displeasure over the selection of candidates.
The problem with NOT voting under these circumstances, is the fact that you also won't be casting a vote for Congressmen, Senators or State and local representives.
When they say that ALL politics is local, it is just another way of saying your representatives start at the local level and it goes on from there.
AS I SAID, IF YOU DON'T VOTE ... DON'T COMPLAIN.
You know while I don't entirely disagree with you I just cant help but think that lining up to vote for Mickey and Minnie Mouse because you think the real candidates are party clones that aren't worth voting for is how a thriving democracy is meant to work.
I am however still convinced that one of the freedoms granted to us via the actions of successive generations is the right to say that you do not support the current political environment by staying at home on election day.
As I said earlier if there is someone you believe should do the job then by all means get off your butt and vote and if you are too lazy to vote don't bitch about the result but if you genuinely do not support any of the candidates then don't vote as electing the lesser of two evils is just perpetuating a bad system.