Regardless, I'm not voting for anyone because I don't support the American electoral system. It's highly flawed in that we have to vote for two parties that in no way fully represent the American public. Hopefully Barack gets reelected and will stand up for what he actually believes in, rather than keeping close ties w/ Wall St. and not pushing legislation for Gay Marriage.
Boooooooo. Booooooooooooooooo. You’re not voting on principle because the system’s flawed? You acknowledge that one candidate would be better than the alternative, but refuse to cast your vote anyway because “the two party system is broken?” Do you know what that does to solve the problem? Nothing.
As flawed as the electoral college is, the system is designed so that if fewer people vote, each vote is more powerful, and if everyone who recognizes that the system is flawed just didn’t vote out of spite, we’d lose the entire left wing and most of the moderates and end up with President Santorum. That is what happens when people intentionally do not vote to prove a point. The message won’t be received and will do nothing but benefit the people you’re trying to send it to.
I’m staunchly of the opinion that people who do not vote forfeit their right to complain about politics. You shouldn’t be allowed to complain about the problem if you are actively refusing to be a part of the solution.
I reiterate: Booooooooooooooooooooo.