American elections are like choosing which paddle out of an assortment will be used on you. It's gonna hurt, so pick the one that hurts you the least. The American left has now become the American right of the pre-Reagen era. They have been out of power so long, it looks like they are saviors, when in reality the two parties are parodies of one another. Both want power for the sake of power and are willing to do anything to get it, including promise things that can't be funded if they found out the white house was made of solid gold and every time the toilet flushes money came out. \n\nIf a democrat wins the next election, I don't envy their position. The democratic party is split between those that just want to punish the current administration for the wrongs they have done and those who want to change things and let the past go. These actions are mutually exclusive. If you want change, forget the past. If you want to punish those from the past, all time will be taken up doing so, and no work will get done. \n\nOf course, if a republican is elected, nothing changes. \n\nWe need leaders who understand the basis that formed this country. It wasn't liberty for all, freedom, religion, or any of the platitudes spouted. This country was formed on the basis that I could do anything as long as it did not infringe on the rights or property of another. That individual voters would select candidates based on their own best interest. People should be free to succeed, but without the freedom to fail, there is no freedom to succeed. \n\nOur economic system is so full of bloat caused by subsidies, pork, &etc that nobody can quote me the actual cost of a gallon of milk. We are on the precipice of our economy failing, but not for any of the reasons the news is telling us. We are failing because the government guarantees so much to so many that soon they will begin to default on those promises. The people were not allowed to fail, so the government will. Not anarchy, but inflation, recession, stagnation. The only think keeping us afloat right now is the fact that China is holding billions of US treasury bonds and can't unload them because it would ruin both countries.\n\nWho would I vote for? Ron Paul. Not because anything would change, but because it would not get worse under him. It took years to get us to this point, and it will take years to get us back, but we have to start somewhere. He is the only person talking reality, and he is portrayed as a lunatic because he is saying unpopular things. Our petty scientific differences and needs are meaningless unless our economic system is brought back under control.