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A Third Party Vote is Not Wasted!

Voting is a very personal thing. What is right for me may not be right for you. It is something that we should all use our best judgment when doing. But it seems to me to be a waste to vote for a Republican or a Democrat and then expect anything to change for the better. There is an old adage that says something to the effect of if you keep trying the same failed solution to the same problem, you´ll get the same results. In fact, doing that is one definition of crazy. The time has come to shake up the establishment. A vote for a third, forth, fifth or sixth party candidate is not a wasted vote. I believe the majority of Americans in their hearts know this to be true, they just don´t seem to be able to let their brains act upon it. Hopefully, this can change.

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I know what you are saying,

I know what you are saying, but I cannot make myself vote for a third party candidate in this election. I will vote AGAINST mccain.......I think a mccain presidency would be disastrous........and I don't want to even think about who would be president if something happened to him.....which is certainly a possibility. I truly loathe mccain.....he is just another Bush.....the man has no integrity and lies like a rug. That dimwit he picked to be his vp is a bad joke and just shows how low mccain has sunk.
I supported Dr Paul wholeheartedly and expected him to stay in the race thru the convention....as he promised. I am very disappointed that he dropped out before the convention.....I feel he let us down.
I will be voting for Obama. I do agree with some of his policies. I don't agree with any of mccain's policies.

You are only fooling yourself

they are the same.

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It depends on if you are in a contested state,

and who (which party candidate) you voted for before...as far as the practical, immediate result of a 3rd party vote goes. But voting your conscience can never be criticized and many such votes may change the whole ballgame in the future.

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This election cycle

a vote for 1st and 2nd party is a wasted vote

YES! the TRUE wasted vote!

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According to my Dad it is....

He called me the other night and eventually he got to talking about the election... I complained that there's no significant difference between the two candidates.... he started to glorify John McCain (which is even funnier because he raved about how great Obama was during the primaries). I told him that I didn't agree with either candidate and I thought they were both bad. "If I vote," I said, "it'll be for a 3rd party candidate."

Then he went silent for a moment and became very serious and said, "That's not the way to handle it." "You have a responsibility to 'do the right thing,' because only one of these candidates is going to win." "Voting is not about picking what you believe in, you can't just pick and choose. You have to support the person who is going to win/should win."

This, to me, was shocking and probably the STUPIDEST explanation I've ever heard. I started to tell him that I disagreed with these candidates on every single issue. Why vote for them when I can vote for someone who I actually agree with? Voting isn't about picking the winner. It's your endorsement/what YOU want to see done politically.

He tried to say how McCain represents the things I like (no government intervention in the economy and that he was for 'free markets' because he "understands and appreciates" that). Not only is that completely false, but his 'proof' for this statement was that it's because John McCain is a 'Republican.'

I have told my Dad about Ron Paul plenty of times. He claims that he believes in personal liberty, self reliance, etc. and that that was why he voted for Reagan. Logically, he should have LOVED Ron Paul. Yet instead, he hated him and constantly ridiculed him (and still does every single time he talks to me, in fact he usually goes out of his way to do it). Honestly, I think he doesn't like him because I told him about him. I think my Dad really hates my opinion for some reason, because every time I share it with him he always takes the complete opposite opinion and then attacks me for mine.

I can't comprehend the logic of some people.

This is soooo funny!

I read DP a lot and I don't think I've ever read anything this funny!

Here I am trying to talk my kids and my parents out of voting for the lesser of two evils and I read your post. I almost fell over when I laughed, from realizing I'm in the same boat, but on both sides of my generation.

Just do the right thing. That's what Life is all about.

"The only thing we die with is our own personal integrity!"

"The only thing we die with is our own personal integrity!" LRH
Vail, CO
Freedom and Liberty for Eagle County, Colorado. www.flecc.org

In this day and age...

parents arn't used to and can't handle their children becoming individuals. It's almost like they have children for the sole purpose of having them fulfill some ambition when they were younger. God forbid you think for yourself.

VOTE CHUCK BALDWIN

A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.

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marlow

marlow

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sad.

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Third party

my first choice.

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

# 3.. the party 4 me :)

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The

Defintion of Insanity

Is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results...
Albert Einstein

Defintion of Insanity

Sending the same two parties to Washington over and over again expecting different results...
Troy Dennis
www.troydennis2008.com

Horse Race Analogy

"Voting is not a horse race. You're not going there to pick a winner so you can brag to your friends. Voting is where you vote your heart and your conscience. ... if you don't vote your heart and conscience, you have wasted your vote." - Jesse Ventura

I probably don't agree with Jesse Ventura on a lot of things, but that is a GREAT analogy and sums up what I've been saying all along. And to go along with that one:

"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." -- John Quincy Adams

Very good analogy, thank-you Teno

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I cannot agree with you more.

I tell people who complain about the choice of candidates that if they want REAL change vote 3rd party. They always come back with I don't want to "throw" my vote so the "other candidate wins scenario" at me. I say to them I am voting for who I believe is the right person, not choosing who is the lesser, then I can look my children in the eyes and say I tried to make a difference. The conversation usually ends there but I don't mind. I am never disrespectful towards others in regards to whom they are voting for and I expect to be treated the same.
"For with God nothing shall be impossible"

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" MLK

Agree with the principal! Do It!

We are the majority.

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I agree!!

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Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

really ? bump

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hmm?

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