are you really truly participating in a democracy if you always vote but always vote for the candidates of one particular party? i don't think so. the democratic process is supposed to give us the best leader. if everyone votes for whoever their party picks then we're selecting whoever can best manage a herd. moo. well, half a herd. cause there's no real benefit to catering to 90% of the herd when 60% is just as good. and there's a real cost. moo. and well maybe shepherds really do make good presidents. moo. but i doubt it.