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

Jonathan Duncan jonathan at bluesunhosting.com
Thu Jun 19 15:33:14 MDT 2008


On 19 Jun 2008, at 15:27, Shane Hathaway wrote:

> Nicholas Leippe wrote:
>> On Thursday 19 June 2008, Shane Hathaway wrote:
>>> Voting for a non-viable candidate is a vote for voting reform.
>> Yes! That is a good way to put it.
>
> Wow, I didn't realize I was agreeing with you. :-)  Von, if you're  
> still reading, do you also agree?
>
> Is it conceivable that we might fix the ballot through massive civil  
> *obedience*?  I imagine a whole lot of people already prefer one of  
> the many nonviable candidates rather than the latest elephant or  
> donkey.  It might be possible to convince those people to actually  
> vote for their true preference, not on the grounds that their vote  
> will sway the current election, but rather that their vote will act  
> as a petition for voting reform.
>

I would be very interested to know what the outcome of this election  
would be if by some miracle we were able to actually get 100% of every  
registered (or registerable) voter to actually go to the polls and  
vote.  Probably a pipe dream though.




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