I think both elephant and donkey use up to much money in campaigning and both pay off their supporters in ways that no one will agree with. In my opinion it is time a third party steps up and takes reigns over a downward spiral of country. People just need to listen to the views of the other parties that have been around long before Dem. or Rep. and the might hear some that they agree with. not left or right but a good compromise for the people. The amount of money that Bu5h & Kerry spent on this campaign could of back so many things, the money spent in just the governor race could of built the mono-rail. Come on people wake up see past the pretty colors and balloons, the big parties that you don't attend. There are other choices that could right our wrongs. I don't know when the Dem. & Rep. started this but there has been other parties since 1776 and for some reason we have been blinded by the flashy materialism and don't see our choices anymore. It took a billionaire last time to show his face, to break through the Rep. & Dem. war machines to even let people know there were other choices (eg. perot).