Therefore, we should each vote for the person who most shares our vision of the sort of country we actually most want to live in.
If we don't care for any of the individual candidates, then we should vote for the party whose platform points to the kind of country and world we want to live in.
Before you vote for our next president, please, thoughtfully consider their worldview, their character, their beliefs and behaviors, their history. And ask yourself: "Is the country this person wants to create the same country I want to live in?" "Do they share, overall, my vision for an ideal society and place to live?" That should be your basis for your vote for a presidential candidate.
Consider using I Side With for an impartial assessment of which candidate and which party you actually align with.
And then vote for that person/party regardless of whether the pollsters say they have a chance to win or not.
Whatever you do, don't vote for a party or a candidate simply out of habit, or social pressure, or because you "identify" as one party or another. Actually think and select the logical choice for you, for what you truly believe and really want.
If everybody took the effort and the risk to do this I think we would all find we are part of bigger groups than we thought.
The forced-choice, two party, deadlocked bullshit we have now is predicated on voters' fear of "wasting" their votes. They are counting on our being discouraged and not voting, or our being scared to not vote for someone "with a real chance to win." Don't listen to that party establishment message on either side: a protest vote is not a wasted vote: just ask the Brexit voters, or the Bernie voters.
Your vote matters, and if everybody realizes that and gets out and votes their conscience, then the 2 big parties will discover there are more of us than there are of them.
This screwball presidential election is the perfect chance for us voters to blow the system wide open and show those 2 big parties where they can stick it.