The stakes of the 2012 election are very high. The long term direction of America’s tax policies and health care policies are on the ballot. The safety net programs, particularly Medicare and Medicaid, are on the ballot. The divide between the candidates on the big issues is very wide, and this will have large consequences for the federal government’s role in the economy.
If you are for some reason finding it hard to care about these issues, and are instead thinking about casting your vote for President in reaction to what some of your idiot friends are saying on Facebook, you should really stay home. Not voting is better than voting for bad reasons.