Last month, I finally turned 18, and even before my actual birthday, I registered to vote. This November is going to be huge for me because I've been looking forward to exercising my full democratic rights for a long time now.
However, this year's election will be a true testimony to the limitations of a two party system as deeply rooted as ours. For the past four years, we've had Gov. Martin O'Malley who, as a Democrat, I believe has let down the Democratic Party. And the four years before that, we had Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. who was much too conservative for my tastes. From the looks of it, the next four years will continue this O'Malley-Ehrlich aristocracy.