Don’t forget that in many places you’re not just voting for the President – you’re also probably voting for one or more senators or representatives. And those votes are just as important – if not more so, actually.
Let’s not forget that the ultimate legislative power of this government lies with Congress – not the President.
Concerned about the war? Although the President is technically the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, it was Congress that approved the President’s plans and gave him the funding. (And it always is – only Congress can actually “declare” war.)
Concerned about the economy? Although the President gets to appoint and nominate a lot of people to positions such as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, his nominations must be approved by the Senate.
Concerned about education? Although the President can suggest solutions and try to “push” his suggestions, the ultimate decision is made and voted upon by Congress.
Concerned about health care? Whatever you think should be done about the health care system in this country, it’s Congress that will do it.
So get out there and vote. And if you really want to see some “change,” might I suggest a vote for the Libertarian candidate Bob Barr instead? I’m sure there are Libertarian candidates running in your area for the Senate or House of Representatives as well – give them your vote if you really want to see change. But, whomever you decide to vote for… just please, please do vote.