For me, this year I support no platforms. I will not necessarily vote for the person with the preferred economic proposal, or the best plans to end the wars, or the person with the ideal solution to the healthcare crisis. I don't care who has the most experience [no one of them has ever been President anyway], and I certainly could care less about the nonsense issues like gay marriage and flag burning. In principle I don't care about parties... never really did. This year my vote will be determined entirely by the person's intellect and dedication to the Constitution. I suspect that this may be the case for some time to come; probably the rest of my life [or as long as I live here]. Also, I will never vote for anyone who has not been outraged by the last eight years of Bush's abuses of power, so by default this includes most sitting Republicans as they have been accomplices to many crimes against the nation. I am proud to say that for the most part this does not include our own Republican Senator Smith - he stood up against Bush and his abuses when it counted. I voted for Smith once [maybe twice] and gladly would again. In principle, McCain could have won my vote had he denounced Bush for the complete and utter failure that he is, and for his many crimes against this nation. Call me a liberal and you're lying; perhaps even to yourself. I've been an independent for almost two decades now.