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    Got any ideas for what to tell someone who says he won't put his name behind any candidate not worthy of his vote?

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      ... he won't put his name behind any candidate not worth of his vote?

      To me, this is a cop-out.  I sincerely doubt that there is anything you could say to this person that would change his (or her) stance.  This is just another in a long line of excuses for not voting.  

      This person has probably already established a pattern of not voting and is now trying to rationalize a reason for his behavior.

      If I had to respond, I would encourage him to show his lack of acceptance of the major party candidates by voting for a third party candidate, as a substitute for "None of the Above."  Non-votes don't count. Non-voters are considered to be apathetic, lazy, and/or uninformed individuals who don't stand for anything and don't care which way our government goes.  Votes for third-party votes do get counted and, they are manifestations of dissatisfaction with the two major party candidates.

      The only other thing I can say about a stance like this is that all candidates are not created equal.  Some are better than others, even if they may not totally measure up to an individual voter's ideal qualifications.  However, even if they are all bad, it is still better to vote for the best of the bad than to settle for something worse.

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