bugleyman wrote:... I don't *like* that we have a two party system, but that doesn't make it any less a fact.
I'm too lazy to create a Tyler Durden Alias, but I just have to bring up the quote: "And how's that working out for you?"
Do you like your choice of candidates for president?
Do you think the US government does a good job of dealing with foreign and domestic issues?
Do you think the government is getting better or worse?
After 4 or 8 years of more-of-the-same, are your choices going to improve, or get worse? How much longer before the system fails? (If you consider the current situation success)
The usual answers point to the need for serious changes. BOTH candidates want to bring the country backward, or essentially maintain the status quo. Anyone who tells me I have to vote for one or the other, is essentially saying that maybe if we try the same thing yet again, we will get different results, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
I like one of my choices, but I've been fully expecting to vote for Hillary for President since before I was old enough to vote.
I do think the Us government does a pretty good job, there's room to improve of course, but it's not the worst.
I think the government is, slowly, getting better. We're now at least saying that people should be treated like people. As opposed to our previous, only some people count attitude.
Assuming 8 yrs of the same, my choices are likely to get better. It's literally impossible to determine how long before the system fails, nobody has anything even approaching an educated guess, wild numbers with no backing is all anybody can answer that with.