We won't ever know, will we? :-)
BTW, I loved the rant (that followed) and this line: " If voting made a difference, it would be illegal anyway." (going to steal it, with attribution. be prepared to blush). If anyone needs a parachute for a soft landing, come with me to India if/when I return. They are just getting started with capitalism over there, so it's a long way to go before hubris sets in. I know... we could start the first Ayn Rand collective :-) in India (who am I kidding, there are probably fifteen of them).