Ordinarily, I vote every time, even when I do not like the choices. I like to send the message, "I am here, and I care, so try to earn my vote."
This time, I want to send a different message. The message is, "I find both parties totally unsatisfactory. I value liberty and individual responsibility, and legislators of both parties have flouted those values in recent years."
The Atlantic Monthly recently ran a story on strategists for both parties who for tactical reasons think that it might be better to lose in these elections. If only. The only thing better than getting rid of Republicans would be getting rid of both Republicans and Democrats and electing some independents. But I do not see any credible independents taking advantage of what would otherwise be a great year to try to break into the market.