Well, I voted yesterday. Kerry took Maine. Cobb got less than 1%.
I voted, but I feel disenfranchised. The establishment would tell me that I’m contradicting myself here. After all, I voted; by definition my voice was counted.
However, voting has nothing to do with my voice, unless I learn to say “Bush” or “Kerry”. My own ideas and desires for an American political reality were nowhere on any ballot I saw, with the possible exception of several Green candidates for local offices (they averaged about 10% of the vote, except for John Eder, who was re-elected despite some pathetic attempt at Gerrymandering by the Democrats and Republicans).
This can be nothing but Disenfranchisement. My voice is not among those who will be heard.