I didn't see this topic here yet in the search and thought it be a good one. This year I feel that I should vote, so I registered, I think its important that people do. I have never been much into politics until the last few years. Well I have been doing the research between the difference parties and people up for election. I "think" I know who I am probably going to vote for. But I went to research which political party I liked and found that most every resourse I look up is geared one way or another to a certian party. This is making it really confusing as to which one I like more. To make things worse the person I wanted to vote for is the opposite of the party I liked. So what I am asking is, in a nutshell, without opinion on who likes who, what is the diffrerence between a republican and a democrat? Feel free to elaborate.