I never understood the two party system, even before I could vote. I saw 3 candidates at 8 years old and felt bad for the one they shut out. then wondered where the 3 candidates were at 12 and 16 as I just saw “two” – how boring. I liked 3.
A few other times I saw 3 candidates when I was in voting age. Sometimes I voted for them, sometimes not.
I stayed independent until 2018 when I decided to at least ONE TIME in my life see what the fuss was about “SUPPORTING A CANDIDATE”.
I liked the Andrew Gillum guy so I thought “Ok, closed primary in FL. The Progressive Caucus in Florida has tolerable stances on a number of things and it’s under the “Democrat” wing, so I’ll become D for this”.
And it was fun. I would say how wonderful he was wherever I went, got all into it. Biting nails when it was a 0.5% difference between him and the “anti-wokism” guy that won.
And when it was all over, I was satisfied. I understood viscerally the excitement people get over it and vowed to never do it again. Too stressful. But I ‘got it’ at least once.
The whole show is silly honestly.