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