I just vote for who is better fit to lead, who's ideas make more sense and would actually help given the state of the country, and most of all especially after really doing research on whoever is running.
Yea the two party system sucks, and reading what Washington warned of both, you can definitely see everything he's described in both. However the people, when they become lazy (not caring), or only care about their party their "side" instead of the country.. We start to run into some problems, that can turn into bigger problems.
There isn't much difference between the parties really. There is corruption in both, political machination which ruin the stability of the country, though done in different ways. There are racist in both, again presented differently. They fight amongst themselves constantly over power, and image and care only for that.
You've got your good guys and gals in both, who do care about the people and the country, just different opinions on the advancement of it.. We mostly unfortunately hear the clowns, and the good guys are often silenced, or so greatly smeared the lazy and misinformed buy into the lies of the bad ones.
Lets see.. I was too young to vote when Bush was going against Gore. I didn't care much for either of them, though Bush was definitely a better choice. Gore is arrogant, and seems to care only about his image, and ideology, and has shown that more so... So I wasn't rooting for sex poodle lol.
I was old enough to vote when Bush was going against Kerry. Again I had to be on Bush's side because Kerry turned me off, and then unfortunately he proved me right. He and Dean both *does the crazy scream* lol
McCain and Obama.. I definitely knew McCain was more of a leader than Obama. Though I couldn't vote for him because he's pretty much the same only a lighter version (and I don't mean skin color/race). I couldn't give my vote to Obama, because I not only knew he was no leader, but I strongly disagreed with his policies and philosophies and was not comfortable with his past at all.. Which is why I'm not surprised about a lot of the people he's put around him, or in positions of power... So pretty much I didn't vote that year.
I wasn't surprised Obama won, it was pretty inevitable especially since McCain also ran a shitty campaign, which made me also question how disorganized he'd probably run other things by putting the wrong people around him, as he did in his campaign. I do however think its a good thing Obama won, because it did 2 things.
1. It was a slap in the face to those who constantly thought this country would never elect someone who looks like him.. Unfortunately though the race hustlers still continue to rape the race card.Which I believe has caused racial tensions to come up again, and that's sad.
2. This country has been on the wrong path for a long long time. I think the embarrassing mistakes, and the outing of a lot of the people he's put around him, along with his overly liberal policies, and not listening to the people, have made many really wake up. I don't think anyone really would have under McCain. I think McCain would have done a lot of the same, just much much slower, so we would have probably gotten someone else who'd capitalize on the crap McCain did, and be worse than both him or Obama... Rep or Dem.
We'll see who the kids are in the next game, hopefully I can be excited to vote for someone lol.