On a serious note, since the issue of politics came up, please consider the following:
It doesn't matter whether a Democrat or Republican gets elected (to Congress or the presidency), things get worse. We lose more of our rights in the gradual and continual move towards socialism, the budget deficit grows (despite games over figures), and the bureacracy grows bigger, more impersonal, and less responsive.
For almost 30 years, there have been better choices. The Libertarian Party has had representatives elected to Congress and to various state and local offices throughout the country. Presently, there are over 300 Libertarians in office.
Even so, the LP is largely ignored by the media, with CSPAN being a notable exception.
The LP believes in Jeffersonian government, i.e. respecting the rights of the people to choose for themselves, a minimalist government, and the principle that a government governs best when it governs least.
Think the Democrats were the first to have a woman as a vice presidential condidate? They surely think so, and will tell you so. However, the Libertarian Party beat them to it by a good many years with Theodora (Tonie) Nathan, in 1972 on the LP's first presidential ballot. In 1992, it was Nancy Lord as VP candidate, and Jo Jorgensen in 1996.
You can vote your conscience or continue to vote against the candidate you despise least. Personally, I feel voting is to express my beliefs as represented by the candidate I vote for, not to pick who I think will win.
If you vote for the lesser of two evils, you still end up with an evil.
Think differently. Think Libertarian.
The Libertarian Party, the Party of Principle, http://lp.org
[Edited by Duster on 10-12-2000 at 10:36 PM]