The 2004 presidential election was the first major election in which I was eligible to vote. I was full of pride and believed my vote would have a profound effect on our future. Studying the candidates during the primaries, I attempted to find who I believed would lead America to its next great milestone. I looked at Democrats, then Republicans and back again but nobody stood out. I remember when I was in grade school and President George H.W. Bush was running for re-election against Bill Clinton. Clinton seemed so cool and full of energy. I wanted him to be our next president and was so excited when he won that election. 12 years later, I wished I had retained that childhood innocence because it would ease the discontent I felt toward the political system. I realized that politicians truly were a dime a doz...
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