Germany's neoliberal Free Democrats Party is in disarray and losing support. The SPD isn't a "real" socialist party anymore and its seems unlikely that either the Greens of the Linke are going to seize power. On the other hand, as Salvado Allende argued democracy allowed to function leads to social democracy and, we can only hope, this news out of Germany is the first step in people voting against neoliberalism.
Speaking of which, that is free and fair elections, Connecticut shows that getting private money out of elections allows the government to be responsible and responsive to the people, which in turn creates a decent society. This is why I am voting more often. Not, of course, that voting is going to overcome Citizens United, but rather because the option is lying in bed with the covers over my head more than I do already.