Voter apathy is absolutely PATHETIC. As a first-generation American, U.S. Army veteran and now U.S. government civil servant, I will never understand voter apathy. Especially from women and minorities who only earned the right to vote fairly recently in American history.
I've heard all the lame excuses before: All politicians are the same. My vote doesn't count. It takes too much time. It's too complicated. I don't know where/how to vote. Nothing will change. All politicians are liars.
But if more people took the time to vote for elected officials than vote for American Idol winners, politicians would be held accountable to the people. I have yet to hear a justifiable reason for not voting.
Maybe Americans need a reality check. In the course of our history, our fellow Americans DIED for your right to vote. In many countries today, people are still dying for their right to vote or to even speak out against their government.
Wake up, America. Not only is voting your right, it is your civic duty as an American citizen. I don't care who you vote for tomorrow. Just VOTE!