I'm not ashamed to admit I hate politics. That being the case, I am so ready for this presidential election to be over. On the flip side, I strongly believe in exercising our right (and responsibility) to vote. I think it's a shame that so many people don't vote; many people don't think their vote will make a difference. I understand that sentiment, but I do not agree.
I think regardless of how we vote, we are still saying something. And perhaps I'm too naive, but I can't help but think we can still get the attention of the candidates. What if every person who was legally allowed to vote did, but none of them voted for the candidates presented to us? Would the candidates care? Would the two main parties care?
Of course, I can't expect people to agree with me. There are plenty of people who without a doubt want Obama; there are people who without a doubt want Romney. And there are still people cheering for the underdogs. All that is fine. Everyone has a right to choose a candidate, and the simple fact is not every candidate can be elected.
But personally I am tired of feeling like I have to vote for the candidate that isn't as bad as the other guy. You know what that says to the candidates? They don't have to be good or preferred; they just have to win. I think that's a shame.
I should probably point out I don't have a lot of voting experience. This will only be my fourth presidential election. However, I would like to point out something else: not once have I been in favor of either of the candidates presented to me. The guy I root for never makes it far past the primaries. Oh well. Truthfully, that probably just means I'm in the minority.
Regardless, I will be voting tomorrow because I still have to believe that "we the people" have some control. Hopefully, we can agree on that much.