I cast my mostly meaningless vote for Howard Dean. I hate voting for someone I know is not going to win, but I'm also not going to cast my vote for someone I don't like if there's someone better on the ballot. I cast my vote in California for Paul Tsongas many moons ago, though he had by then already dropped out. I cast my vote for Jon McCain four years ago when it seemed Bush was starting to gain momentum. And I cast my vote for Howard Dean today. Hopefully, my vote will help him pick up a few delegates for the convention.
It never ceases to amaze me how voters in this country choose their leaders. Every general election people complain about having to choose between the lesser of two evils. Yet there is almost always some candidate in the primaries who is exactly the type of character these people are attracted to. But no one votes for these people because someone, somewhere determined they are "unelectable." It's incredible how easily the American electorate can be brainwashed.
I'm sure four years from now there will be another exciting candidate, with fresh ideas, a plan to implement his ideas, integrity, and character. And once again, we will vote for the safer, more "electable" candidate, and in November of 2008 we'll be voting for the lesser of two evils again, just like this year and every year that I have been a registered voter.