All I can say is that there are members of both parties that, if they would have been allowed the opportuntiy to run, would have gotten a much higher percentage of the vote.
I forget who said it, but someone in the media said that the most disappointing thing about the whole election was that about half the country thinks that one of the canidates is a complete idiot. I didn't hear anyone say "well, their both good guys..." Rather, it was a matter of people hating one and "tolerating" the other.
I will stop short of saying which one I voted for, but I know when I went to vote I found it very depressing. Nader, Kerry, or Bush. I felt like I was at a sushi bar looking at the menu, trying to find something fit to eat. There are people in this country qualified to be president, but I don't think any of them ran for office this time around.