The adage of, "if you can't beat them join them" should apply. But I can't bring myself to do it. There's too much at stake.  I think the Republicans have made some very smart moves in the current presidential election.  Most notably, the selection of Palin has to be commended as a smart political move.
However, I'm really in awe of the fact that this is even a close election.  I felt the same way 4 years ago -- when it was painfully obvious to me that we created a war in Iraq after Sept 11 on false pretenses.  That economically we were headed for massive deficits and a general erosion of social well-being.  And yet, I was in the minority. Loads of people voted for George W.  The first time, I can forgive (somehow). But the second time!  And now, in early September, it's looking quite possible that we're headed for a 3-pete.  Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, shame.