"I haven't heard a single candidate worth voting for, not in local, state, or federal elections," he said. "They all seem to say whatever they think will get them votes without actually being nailed to anything."
The Grandview, Missouri, resident admits he wasn't going to vote at all this year until controversy arose around U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin's comments on rape. "Now I'm going just to vote against him. How sad is that," he asked.
Be 'free thinkers'
But Holmes, the voter who emphasized the difference between independents and undecideds, asserts that voting as "free thinkers" is the answer.
"Everyone has the ability to think for themselves and question what other people are saying if they don't think it's right," he said. "Speak up!"