Well, isn't it just a game though? Politics in general, I mean, and therefore, by extension, voting.
Define "just a game".
Not to be obstinate here, but without clarification on just what the expressee is saying here, 'just a game' could apply to everything: Life is just a game, evisceration is just a game. Like so many vague statements uttered here, it has no meaning without some context - some framing - in which to couch that statement.
But let's go with that, let's say its just a game. Let's assume that despite anything that's said, anyone who is elected they're all scum; they go back on their promises and all descend into corruption. No one is worth a damn and any political system in place (wherein elections are a part) will ultimately corrupt any of the best intentions. Shall we not vote? Shall we sit on our hands, fashionably spouting bitterness and apathy? I know that abject negativity seems to be the fashion so often these days, but how exactly does this lack-of-participation and dank degradation help us? If I have but one chance in a thousand to make a difference, make my desires known, isn't that worth it?
I abhor the negative wave of hate that so often blankets us
. For some, I'm guessing its but another excuse to be lazy and not vote. For others, they like to sit on their pedestal of trailer-park foam bed, Jerry Springer blaring out and fancying themself the lone 'Rebel without a Cause: I shall damn the world cuz I'm special'.
Sooner or later, despite all the adversity we encounter in any system, the true metal of a nation's character is shown by its ability to try
when there doesn't seem to be a reason, to hope
when the future's dim and to give it a shot
even when the odds are down.
I think its important. No, it wasn't always this way, but as I grow older I'm beginning to see the importance in the effort; and yes, even those small-chance outcomes.