Look I don't care who you vote for or why you vote for them long as you vote. And picking the lesser of two evils is a legit reason to vote when you believe one of the evils could be disastrous and fundamentally opposed/against most of your moral standards.
Why Should You Vote?
Well first off you should vote because as an African American many of our ancestors DIED fighting for this civic duty. Many now blatantly disregard human life or the past fight as if it doesn't matter now. This guy died trying to further the progress of African American Civil Rights
This guy too...
And if that full blown guilt trip isn't enough, you should vote because if you truly care about change, get in the game. You have to be in the game to be seen and heard. The Political game is not a specter sport, you don't get points for seating out a round. You want to illicit change to affect policy? See someone that looks like you? Or shoot down racist or problematic issues? Voting is where it starts. A no-vote is not a protest of some sort. But it is not being heard, it's not being cared for, it’s being thought of as 3/5 of human being, and that's something our ancestors never wanted us to have to experience...
What Influence Does the President Really Have?
People could go back and forth all day about what change has Obama really made, and discount the significant actions he's made but here are a few just from his first term.
Auto Bailout or Saving the Auto American Industry
Universal Healthcare or Obamacare
Wall Street Reform
Signing the Health and Education Act
Two Supreme Court Justices
Repealed Don't Ask Don't Tell
Captured Bin Laden
Each one these actions affected the everyday life for the average American; if you’re a Democrat or Republican you may see it as negative or positive but it had an influence on your life. Bailing out the Auto Industry saved jobs across America and saved an industry that contributed heavily to our GDP for a century. Universal Healthcare insures that every American has access to life saving care. Wall Street reform is helping prevent a mortgage crisis from crippling our economy again and has seized credit card companies preying on young 18 year olds with crazy interest rates. A great portion of my college education was paid for through Pell Grants that Obama supported and a good portion of my student loan debt will be forgiven which Obama supported. Again I'm not trying to tell you who to vote for but rather I'm trying to show you who has the seat matters.
What's at stake in the Presidential election: the Economy, Immigration, Environment, Terrorism, Supreme Court Judges, Guns and the U.S.'s role in the World. These all seem like legitimate issues that will affect your life and warrant you casting a vote.