The last time I voted in any election was 2000. I cast an absentee ballot in the state of Florida. I didn't vote for either Bush or Gore, and that election taught me that my vote didn't matter in the slightest.
Of course, Bush didn't teach me that. That was just an observation of how the system works. In the end, I was somewhat happy that Bush was elected over Gore. I thought that the Republican Party was the lesser of two evils and that his election was for the best. I no longer believe that. Maybe Bush was better than Gore would've been, but that's impossible to tell. I think the record on Bush speaks for itself and it is almost universally negative. If there was ever anything good about the Republican Party, the Bush regime pretty much purged it. Bush taught me that I am not a Republican.
What will Obama teach me? I already know that I'm not a Democrat. I can't think of anything that he's advocated (now that he's in office, I mean) that I support. Maybe he doesn't have anything to teach me. I wonder how many Democrats will learn the same lesson that Bush taught me. I can only hope.