It will make no difference. Whoever is in government nothing drastic will change.
American society, like all other first world western societies will muddle through pretty much as it is.
The only thing that may change things, is either a series of back to back natural disasters, across the whole of America, or just the Yellowstone super volcano having a massive eruption.
Sorry but western societies traditional way of governing is too deeply entrenched.
Call me nuts, but...If everyone who really wanted to would vote 3rd Party and actually DID...wouldn't that have the affect it was shooting for? Voting for one of the Majors is the same as jumping off the preverbal cliff because all of your teen friends did.
But seriously! My kids ask, "Mom, what are you? Republican or Democrat?".
Me...."I'm American, actually."
I enjoy TV, radio, internet all of the 'media'. However, when it comes to the leadership of our country....I do not put much weight in political information provided to us currently. Key here is provided. It's slanted, filtered like my coffee every morning. I have no fix on this problem, other than more micromanaging! It's a vortex.
I'm an alien who cannot vote. Maybe if I was Hispanic the polling people would look the other way for fear of violating one of my rights. Obama sucks no matter.
A third party won't get enough votes in the U.S. What people have to do right now is decide who they think brings a more responsible future for the U.S. in terms of their fiscal matters.
My heart says Third Party (provided there's a good one), but my head says it's better to vote major party just to try and make sure the other party doesn't win and ruin the country.
Actually i was thinking of trying to avoid a return to the crack-pot, disastrous economics of the Bush Era, so I'll be voting Obama.
Yup, it took Bush 8 years (and the Republican-dominated Congress the previous 2) all that time to screw the country with their policies. Obama's spent 4 years fighting to stop the slide downhill, despite the best efforts of the Republican Congress to destroy the country rather than let him save it.