I'm registering to vote, and I'm not sure as to whether or not I should register as a Democrat or independant (meaning no political party). Both my parents are registered Democrats, and I pretty much would be too. I support gay marriage and a woman's right to choose, I would buy a Prius if I could afford one, I don't like huge deficits (I.E. trillion-dollar ones), and I believe in a strong separation of governmental powers, between the federal and state governments and the branches of the federal government. I do, however, support a stable (strong isn't the right word for it, it's a bit more than I prefer) armed forces, so I generally view myself as a political moderate. I am also a staunch supporter of Israel. I don't really want to get political mail, and I find myself lost on the issue as to whether or not primary elections are really important. What do you guys think I should do?