An election isn't about finding the perfect winter coat. It's not about getting what you want for your birthday. It's not about feeling good. It's not about consumption.
Candidates are not something you vote for to make yourself feel good.
Voting is a deep responsibility. You must consider what is best, overall, for our country. It's not about one issue. *Unless that issue is whether or not the person elected is capable, intelligent, and trustworthy enough to do a good job.*
You have to be able to trust the person to make good decisions. Not to make all the decisions YOU would make, or some fantasy perfect person would make. Hard decisions. Decisions that you will never have a chance to make, and can't truly understand. Complex, dire decisions.
I don't want to be President. It's not an easy job, it's a scary job.
You need a stable, smart, experienced person for this job. Don't fall into the me, me, me type of voting. "Protest vote?" "Vote your conscience?" Is that helping anyone but YOU feel satisfied? If it's not helping our country, you are not doing your job as a responsible voter. Step back. Consider, seriously, how each candidate is qualified for the office.
People died for your right to vote. Don't ever take it for granted.