I’m a Democrat.
I’ve always refused to join a party. It seemed important to remain independent.
But now I’ve voted in the Democratic primary. I’m officially a Democrat.
And why not? It’s a rare event that I actually like a Republican candidate. And the one’s I do like are typically the one’s that get the least support from their party.
I still think that the Democrats & the Republicans are too much alike. I think we really need reform—like instant run-off voting—that can weaken the hold those too parties have. I don’t necessarily think a two-party system is bad. I just think that third parties need to be able to better challenge the big two for their positions as the big two. The parties need too not be so comfortable.
Until that happens, I guess I might as well officially support the party I unofficially support.