Not cynicism. Reality that tastes bad. You can't change the system by waiting to see what its product is going to be. If you want the parties to produce better candidates, you have to be involved in the party itself, not just wait to see what they hand you.
But if they *do* hand you crap, there's absolutely nothing wrong with voting for the person who best represents your views and has at least an ice-cube's chance in hell of winning.
The reason is 9/11, Iraq, and Bush's economic policy -- people will recognize there's too much on the line to throw a protest vote out to nader.I hope it's Edwards that get the ticket, but I'll swallow and vote for Kerry if it comes to that.
So, are you happy with 'attention on the issues', but Bush in the White House after 2000 elections?
Well, it's pretty damned hard to get someone elected too, but you're taking part in that. To make changes in a party, all you have to do is SHOW UP and VOTE. Bring your friends. In a district with 8,000 voters, twice that many residents, I took over a district because me and my girlfriend showed up. That was a majority, I took chairman, and after placement on a spending committee, had threats and ass-kissings coming from candidates all over the state.
Might as well say, "Math's tough. Let's go shopping." Or "My one vote doesn't count."
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