The moral imperative of not voting

Rod Dreher decides not to vote for either Obama or McCain next month:

Both parties have run the country into the ground, and I have no faith – none – in the leadership class in Washington. With any luck, the 2010 midterm elections will see true mavericks arise from the grassroots of both parties to challenge the incumbents. This year, though, voting in the presidential and congressional contests only gives voters the chance to affirm Washington’s rent-seeking, self-serving status quo. Granted, anything could happen between now and Election Day that would change my mind. But absent something extraordinary, I’m going to reject both the Republican and the Democrat.

Say what you will, but that will be the first presidential vote I’ve cast, so to speak, that I can truly believe in.

As I wrote recently myself, the only wasted vote this year is the one for the Republican candidate