Yes, it is difficult not to be cynical.
Be as cynical as you wish, but vote. Michael Roth explains why in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
But cynicism about politics and the public sphere doesn’t lead to efforts to change the way things are. Instead, it leads to a withdrawal from public life, a withdrawal that is justified by the cynic’s belief in his or her own superiority. We cynics know better, and we know that participation in public life is for those who just don’t understand the ways things really work.