All of that said, I will vote tomorrow. People have fought to give me the right to have a say, and no matter how broken our political system might be -- I have a responsibility to participate where I can. All Americans do.
I have done some reading about the candidates, and they both have ideas with which I disagree. They both also have said some things I like. I'm a pacifist hippy who believes everyone should work for a living and keep what they earn. I took a couple of those on-line quizzes, where it asks your opinion on a number of matters then tells you which candidate most agrees with you. I tend to find myself at just over 50% with Obama, and just under 50% with McCain.
All of that said, I will vote for Obama tomorrow. The biggest reason is that he inspires me. He isn't perfect, but his speeches are filled with passion and a hope for the future.
Things are a mess right now, and I believe that what this country needs is hope and passion.