OT - Gas to hit 4.00 - Vote for Ron Paul - dropping out?

Von Fugal von at fugal.net
Thu Jun 19 09:48:54 MDT 2008


<quote name="Joshua Lutes" date="Thu, 19 Jun 2008 at 09:44 -0600">
> On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 9:04 AM, Levi Pearson <levi at cold.org> wrote:
> 
> > Voting for the viable candidate that you agree with most is what makes the
> > most sense, whether you agree with them very much or not.
> 
> 
> I always figured that you voted for the person you most agreed with
> regardless of whether or not he was viable.  Because one vote will make a
> difference in only the rarest of occasions (and then in only a very limited
> geographic region) a vote is more a marker of agreement than anything else.
> It means that you like the ideas espoused by this man or this party.  If the
> third party gets enough votes their attracting ideas are stolen by the other
> parties so that they can maintain their dominance.  Voting for something I
> disagree with seems like a stupid way to influence the government, since
> even if it succeeds I'm not going to get what I want.

Thank you!

> Anyway, the two parties are indistinguishable in practice, so it doesn't
> even matter which of the two win.  Better to use your vote to indicate your
> opinion since it really isn't good for anything else.

Thank you!

I think you said it better than I have been able to. That's exactly the
kind if thinking I'm trying to get across, I was just taking a different
approach.

Von Fugal
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