Ok 1 more though before I go tuck my kids in,
again IMHO we do not have a choice when it comes to political choices on the national level.
I am staunchly un-enrolled and do not believe in towing the party line. In the town where I live there is a Democrat for the Senator and a Republican for the State Rep(1 of 16 in MA). I have a tremendous amount of respect for how hard these two work for the district and feel bad that the rep's ideas often get overlooked because he is not of the correct party
We have no choice when it comes to the president. How many actually voted for either of the two final candidates in the primaries? The limits of the electoral system and the influence of the media made Obama the president not the will of the people.
If you look at any other respected and civil democracy they have 4-6 major parties and 3 or 4 minor parties so they must build a coalition government. I lokes coalition because it has coal in it and given the quality of the folks I met here coal-ists are nice people (outside of political discussions)
So if we really fear the effects of our government lets build the CoaL