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  •  Kos, if you prefer Dodd, VOTE FOR DODD. (1+ / 0-)
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    Liberal Thinking

    A vote for a candidate who can't win is never a wasted vote if it represents what you want and what you believe in.

    Your vote is an expression of your personal political will, your own chip in the great mosaic of democratic opinion. It's sacred. To cast this vote with less than absolute sincerity -- that's wasting it.

    If the candidate you truly favor most is Chris Dodd, and you go into the booth and vote for anyone else, that's a flame of possibility snuffed out.

    "The great lie of democracy, its essential paradox, is that democracy is first to be sacrificed when its security is at risk." --Ian McDonald

    by Geenius at Wrok on Tue Jan 08, 2008 at 05:45:13 AM PST

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    •  Oops. Forgot that Dodd has actually dropped out. (2+ / 0-)
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      Liberal Thinking, Geotpf

      This changes the equation somewhat, I'll grant. If the candidate you prefer most has taken himself out of contention, then it's not a waste to vote for your favorite out of the ones who still are in contention.

      I simply think it's wrong to let anyone define "in contention" other than you and the candidates themselves. Not the media, not candidate partisans.

      My point is simply this: If someone asks you whether you want cake or pie, and you really want pie but say "cake," and you get cake, nobody has kept you from getting pie but yourself.

      It's better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.

      "The great lie of democracy, its essential paradox, is that democracy is first to be sacrificed when its security is at risk." --Ian McDonald

      by Geenius at Wrok on Tue Jan 08, 2008 at 05:51:05 AM PST

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