If you are just voting against somebody then you are a part of the problem as well. Suppose Romney wins the election, and four years from now he turns out to be what everyone said he was, a pretend conservative. The Democrats will simply nominate Hillary Clinton, and people like you will once again tell us how we all have to vote for the lesser of two evils again, no matter what a disgrace he has been. Ron Paul addressed standing room only crowds anywhere he went, Mitt Romney not so much. It isn't me who needs to convince you of the value of principles, it's you who needs to convince me of the value of parties.