I just want to point out that there’s a difference between refusing to vote for Republicans and promising to vote for Democrats. No Democrat is guaranteed my vote. Just because I’m taking a moral stand against the Republican party doesn’t mean I’m automatically going to vote for any person who calls themselves a Democrat. This distinction might cause me some moral dilemmas in November, if any of the Democrats turn out to be unsuitable candidates, but I’ll deal with that when and if it becomes necessary.
Other people are apparently not making similar distinctions. I’m concerned by how many people I’ve heard say that they will vote for their party straight down the ticket. The implication is that they will vote for anyone, as long as that person is in the “right” party.
That’s not cool. Don’t vote for Republicans if you don’t want to, and don’t vote for Democrats if you don’t want to, but at least take a long, hard look at the candidates of your party before you hand over your votes to them. It’s just as important to know who you’re voting for as it is to know who you’re voting against.