I don’t believe in voting, because I don’t believe in participating in a system that is broken, besides living overseas it is a pain in the ass to get absentee ballots in time to vote. I am not organized enough to ever get it done. If there is a candidate that I felt strongly about, I may start the process earlier next time, but if I am only offered a choice between two corporate candidates then, I choose to abstain.
But if, I were to vote this year, I would vote for Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente. Why would I waste my vote? Because they speak to the things that matter to me. Period. If you are voting for any other reason you are delaying the inevitable. I want my candidates to say things like this:
We are in this to build a movement. We are willing to struggle for as long as it takes to have our values prevail in public policy.
I don't care if they are unelectable. That says more about the system than my candidate of choice.
Answer the questions and see who you get. If you get Obama then vote for him by all means, if however you don't then ask yourself why you are voting for someone who doesn't stand for your interests.