It's an important fact you should know about voting. Are you sick of trying to choose the "lesser of two evils?" Write in a candidate of your choice. You could try Ron Paul or Libertarian Gary Johnson. Maybe you like the Green, Constitutional, or Socialist parties. Don't vote Democrat or Republican this year. Break the cycle.
This is important. Our votes are like silent protests and we need to stop believing that we are a country of two party ideals. We're not. We all have differences, and that should reflect in our voting decisions. Even if someone we know is running, like Ron Paul, and we like that candidate, then vote for them; it is your vote.
Don't think that your vote will be wasted either. Remember: Our votes are like silent protests that can reflect greatly on the polls, no matter if our candidate wins. It is important to keep our individuality and vote for things we need, instead of selling ourselves out and voting for a candidate that we may not fully endorse. Ultimately, that divides and hurts our country even more.
Our votes do count, at least for the most part. Stop choosing between two outcomes that are simply two sides of the same coin. Neither Romney nor Obama cut it. They have more similarities than you might realize! Think what you may, but it is your vote, not theirs. A fact to remember: if enough people vote the same way, we may have a different president or even a stalemate! So, write in another candidate this year. Put a cog in the machine and watch it slow down and die. In four years, you will be proud of yourself for not voting Romney or Obama, and maybe during the next election, we will see a fair presidential debate platform that will make way for others who may otherwise not have a chance at winning in this political climate.
Your vote is not wasted if you can sleep at night knowing that you made the right choice in your voting, no matter the outcome. You are an individual. Not a collective. We are not left or right. Write in your candidate this year!