We are left with a symbolic vote rather than a vote for real progress at a time when progress is needed most.I can live with either candidate but I'm not thrilled with either of them. Despite all the lofty rhetoric about change, and all the excitement over the historic aspect of choosing either the woman or the black man to carry our banner, I just don't see either of them as offering much more than politics as usual. While I think we need a Democrat in the White House, I don't see the progressive agenda gaining much ground from it.
At this point, I'm still undecided on who to vote for and I'm inclined to focus my energy on getting progressive candidates elected to Congress. My House rep has a decent voting record, so I'm thinking my best move is to try to get Liz Dole kicked out of her comfy seat. I think that would make a bigger difference.