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  •  The cognitive dissonance in your post is amazing. (14+ / 0-)

    On the one hand, you criticize Gore for running a milquetoast campaign that didn't excite any voters.

    Then on the other hand, you criticize the voters for not voting for a milquetoast campaign.

    Well, which is it? How can you admit it was a bad campaign, then blame the voters for not voting for a bad campaign? Make up your mind already!

    It gets even better when you describe third party votes as a "short term" strategy, when it is clearly and obviously a long-term one.

    Would it not be be simpler, if the government simply dissolved the people and elected another? Bertolt Brecht

    by George Hier on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 01:06:53 PM PST

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    •  Relax (2+ / 0-)
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      chrismorgan, Key6119

      Turns out there are sub-groups within the overall voting population. For example nwprogressive spoke of the sub-group called "People who voted for Nader in 2000". These are the voters who "did not vote for a milquetoast campaign". And as nwprogressive suggests, had the campaign been less milquetoasty, many of those Nader voters might have gone with Gore instead.

      Cognitive dissonance? Sounds pretty straightforward to me.

      Feeling defensive perhaps?

      Third Party voting is not short term or long term thinking. It is  a simple waste of time under the American Constitution.

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