Comment: His explanation for not writing in his dad

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His explanation for not writing in his dad

@3:10 "Well for one thing, nothing happens. Nobody counts it, it just gets thrown away."

Well that's fine. Ron Paul said close to the same thing in 2008: "But one must not be naïve and believe that under today’s circumstances one has a chance of accomplishing much by a write-in campaign."

In the video, Rand then goes on to explain why voting third party is also a wasted vote. Contrast this with Ron Paul's comments from 2008, "People will waste their vote in voting for the lesser of two evils." Ron Paul has talked so often about not falling for the "lesser of two evils," and Rand of all people should understand that.

And more of what Ron said, that Rand of all people should understand:

The two parties and their candidates have no real disagreements on foreign policy, monetary policy, privacy issues, or the welfare state. They both are willing to abuse the Rule of Law and ignore constitutional restraint on Executive Powers. Neither major party champions free markets and private-property ownership.


The strongest message can be sent by rejecting the two-party system, which in reality is a one-party system with no possible chance for the changes to occur which are necessary to solve our economic and foreign policy problems. This can be accomplished by voting for one of the non-establishment principled candidates – Baldwin, Barr, McKinney, Nader, and possibly others. (listed alphabetically)