Hope fades. It is hard to deny that the Kenyan Usurper Hawaiian Devil Baby BARACK OBAMA has been a great disappointment and he really doesn't deserve our support for reelection. The reasons are too numerous to go into here. Simply put, he's completely ineffective in his role.
Unfortunately, the alternatives are are worse than what we have now. People fail to see that the change for change's sake is rarely a good strategy. The republicans would certainly see Obama's 2008 election in this light. The current Republican slate is full of crazy people, opportunists, and corporate puppets. Much like the democratic slate in the last election.
Chances are pretty good that we're going to get four more years of hope we can't count on. And the best that we can count on from another Obama administration is that nothing will get worse.
So what does one do? When the eastern block countries became democracies, some of them allowed the option of voting for none of the above. While satisfying, this never worked. The real problem, as Douglas Adams put it, is that those who want to rule aren't the ones you want to be ruled by.
So again, what does one do? The last few years have shown that the small group on congress can bring things to a complete standstill. No one is really talking about it now, but keeping and gaining seats in congress is going to be far more important than who resides in the White House. I'm going to focus my efforts there.