Me, good old anti-authoritarian uselessness, keeping you down? You, the friendly apolitical Wordie users, staging a revolt? I'm clearly on the wrong team. Can I revolt against myself?
Additionally, this is a four-party system. Introduce any more than that and the whole bureaucracy falls apart -- and then we won't even be able to revolt together. Takes all the fun out of everything. So I shall be firm on the write-in issue, so that I might someday be able to overthrow myself.
Hey, don't blame me, sionnach. Didn't you know this site is owned by Diebold? Besides, what good is democracy without oratory, and the chance to persuade your fellow man to vote for your completely unimportant candidate? Where are my Ciceros?
I should mention that I chose the word stuff carefully, because it's imprecise and I knew this issue would come up. The goal is make you pick a candidate, not in terms of grammatical correctness, but of personal preference. And you only get one vote! And you must state your choice quickly and clearly, before the polls close!
but because it's "in the middle of a bunch of stuff" I'm going with amid For some reason, among has connotations of similarity across the group in my head, and being not stuff, I'd prefer to be amid it.
Could we have some music whilst we are pondering our options?
This is easy; 'amongst' is only for pretentious gits, or those who don't object to being mistaken for pretentious gits. My choice: (to avoid the stigma of pretentious gitdom): among and amid. Which of these two to use in a particular context might have something to do with the countability or otherwise of whatever one is in the middle of. Not sure about this.