Political candidates are followed and scrutinized 24/7 by people trying to ‘catch’ them doing something wrong. Everything they, their family and friends have ever done becomes public information because we ‘need’ to know. Most people would never subject themselves and the people they love to the criticism and abuse of a campaign. Instead of saying exactly what their political goals and objectives are, the campaigns are glossy advertisements with catch phrases and opponent bashing. To keep from being pinned down, candidates dance around questions instead of answering them. Advisors tell the candidates how to think based on current public sentiment and/or money. Political parties play our heads against our hearts. Overpaid celebrities want the unwashed masses to let Hollywood make all decisions. Disenfranchised Americans feel their vote is worthless against the media’s announcements of who is certain to win and claims of voting crimes. Americans who believe that questioning or disagreeing is unpatriotic, don’t leave their plastic bubble long enough to vote because “everything is fine the way it is’ or they vote for the status quo because ‘change is bad’. Americans don’t even consider voting important enough to close businesses so that employees can spend the day voting and helping others get to the polls. Why even bother? Be cynical, be angry, be hopeful and VOTE!