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Isn't it annoying how people vote for someone who isn't going to win and therefore detract votes from "the better of two worses"? I mean they really dont care whether Obama wins vs. McCain. I mean, you can only have so much pride for not voting for either of these two "worses" when you know the truth is that one WILL become president anyways! you might as well make your vote count... agree?
To quote someone AHEM: "My candidate may not win, but I will be able to honestly say that I made a choice based on honest conviction and I can live with that just fine, no matter who gets to run the country for the next 4 years." I WILL CORRECT YOU. your candidate WILL NOT WIN. YOUR VOTE TECHNICALLY WILL COUNT DIDDLY SQUAT towards WHO WINS, McCain or Obama, so yes, the person I'm quoting may live with his third party vote just fine, but I want people to know how stupid they look with thier honest conviction anyways. Simply put, you are unpatriotic for not picking who will run your country McCain or Obama (the only ones who can win).
Let me give you the complete quote from this guy: I asked him
"No I believe the right to vote for the candidate of your choice is the essence of Democracy in action. What annoys me is people who tell I have to vote for a Republican or Democrat because nobody else has a chance of winning. I am sick and tired of voting for the lesser of two evils candidates which the major parties continue to present us with. My candidate may not win, but I will be able to honestly say that I made a choice based on honest conviction and I can live with that just fine, no matter who gets to run the country for the next 4 years. I will not sit out, I consider voting to be a civic duty which I will fulfill. The only wasted vote is the one that is not cast. I am voting for Bob Barr. If that annoys you then I am glad I could oblige."
If you really think that Obama and McCain will be equally bad I can understand your position, but with so many different issues that both candidates support, it's hard for them to be equally bad anyways. Its great to know this guy is fulfilling a civic duty, and feels like his vote will count, but we all know the truth, it wont, and therefore he is just being stupid for not choosing "the lesser of two evils", cuz if you cared who ran your country, you would do this. (unless, like I said, you really think Obama and McCain will be equally bad)