Electoral politics in a two party system leaves much to be desired. Democracy will never do a great job of truly representing the people, especially not in a country as big as the United States of America. But disappointment and disillusion have never yielded any improvement; we have to hope and visualize a future if we want to effect change. The right to vote seems like nothing to so many people, a given with no meaning in our slow and contentious political system, but people have fought and died in this country and in so many others around the world for that right. If you have it, hold fast, cherish it, and do not underestimate the power it grants you, even when it seems like nothing.