I don't pretend that Bush or the Republican party at large is anything but marginally better than John Kerry or the Democratic party. In fact, I'm not blind to issues where the reverse may be true (again, marginlly). I can handle voting for a candidate I often disagree with, because I disagree with his opponent a)more strongly b)more often or c)on more critical issues. I don't enjoy the compromise, much like many Democrats will take no joy in voting for John Kerry. Does that perpetuate a pretty horrible political reality? I guess so. Got a better alternative?