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  •  Totally, completely disagree (3+ / 0-)

    I am horrified that after 2000 anyone can think that they shouldn't vote for the best of the two main candidates in a close race. We will suffer for a century for the fact we got Bush over Gore and one factor in that horrible event was people who foolishly voted for Nader instead of Gore. Those Nader voters did massive harm to the environment with their vote.

    What President since maybe FDR has been better than Obama? Maybe Clinton. But no others. Given that and given the fact that since 2000 the consequences of not voting for the best of the two candidates who have a shot of winning in the general are starkly clear, I cannot imagine anyone who spends any time really thinking about it who would vote third party in a close general eleciton.

    I fight hard for progressives in the primaries, though I am often stymied because of the number of people who don't bother to vote in primaries who who aren't registered Democrats. Many good candidates lose because of the low turn out in primaries. But when the general election comes, I vote for the better of the two candidates who have a chance of winning if it is a close race because to do otherwise is foolish. And we had 8 years of Bush to reiterated that so starkly it is a lesson I will never forget.

    FREEDOM ISN'T FREE: That's why we pay taxes. I Had A Thought

    by mole333 on Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 05:34:47 AM PDT

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