Skip to comments.Editorial: Don't throw away your vote by going with McCain or Obama
Posted on 10/23/2008 9:04:39 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
I have many Republican friends who are disgusted that I'm voting third party this election year. They believe stopping Barack Obama from becoming president outweighs all else. Meanwhile, I have many Democrat friends who are equally disgusted; for them, seeing John McCain defeated is more important than who wins. They are all wasting their votes.
Imagine a reckless teenager who constantly runs up his parents' credit cards, smashes the family car every Friday night, is failing in school, and has serious drinking and drug problems. Now imagine that no matter how reckless and dangerous that teenager became, his parents believed his behavior was worth tolerating simply because he was "their" kid. No reasonable person would consider this good parenting.
And yet this is exactly how otherwise reasonable people vote.
No matter how bad the Republican or Democrat nominee for president is, the party faithful support their own without fail. The message to politicians? They may lie, ignore their party's platform, and betray every supposed principle, but they will never be held accountable by most voters. Like the reckless teenager, there is simply no reason for them to stop their irresponsible behavior.
The greatest power the people have is their vote, and in supporting the lesser of two evils each election, voters ensure eternal evil.
(Excerpt) Read more at charlestoncitypaper.com ...
Conservatives had little good to say about John McCain before he became the GOP nominee, but now they are prepared to vote for a pro-amnesty, liberal Republican, who recently was not only complicit in passing the greatest wealth distribution package in American history, but who also counts liberals Ted Kennedy, Joe Lieberman, and Russ Feingold amongst his greatest political allies. Is it really worth rewarding such a Republican in order to stop Obama?
This year, I will be voting for Constitution Party candidate Chuck Baldwin. "Chuck who?" you ask. Exactly.
There is no perfect candidate, and in fact I only have two litmus tests that any candidate must pass in order to win my vote; he must be committed to a traditional foreign policy, with the first order of business being to bring our troops home from Iraq, and he must be serious about stopping illegal immigration. There are other issues that concern me, but these two promise to do the most damage to the United States, as war and open borders are inextricably linked to America's most pertinent economic, cultural, and security issues.
“This year, I will be voting for Constitution Party candidate Chuck Baldwin. “Chuck who?” you ask.”
Which really means that Obama effectively gets another vote.
Voting third party is a vote for Marxism...aka Barak HUSSEIN Obama
Remember Ross Perot?
Yeah...cuz voting for Chuck Baldwin (who?) isn’t throwing your vote away.
He has a right to vote for whatever candidate best represents him. I am voting for John McCain because, of the available candidates, he best represents me.
Receiving your much expected responses from FR today? Are you a masochist?
Tell me about my ‘wasted vote’ once Obama is in power with a veto-proof Congress. Just the thought makes my blood run cold.
suffer the consequences
Yet another reminder, if such were needed, that stupid people can write, too.
His house is burning down around him and he shouts “look at me!”
“Voting third party is a vote for Marxism...”
Yeah but voting Republican is a vote for McCain. Baldwin isn’t going to be on the Oklahoma ticket so I’m voting none of the above.
Which would you rather have (1) signing/vetoing [Democrat/Socialist/Unconstitutional] legislation, (2) appointing [living-constitution/judical-activist] supreme court justices, and (3) commanding the military might of the USA?
Which manner of voting tends to favor one over the other? (1) Voting for a candidate touted as being behind in the polls or (2) not voting for a such a candidate?
I look at it this way. Let's say it's the championship football game. There are two teams taking the field..."The Patriots" and "The Commukazies". So you go to bet in the football pool and you put money on "The Candybarrs" or "The Paulbearers". Congratulations. You've just throw away your money on a team that isn't even playing.
Here is a chart of the votes for third party candidates in the Presidential elections.
Not a single one was the winner. However, every one of them changed the dynamic of the election. Far to the left on that chart is Ross Perot. Every person who voted for him took a vote away from another candidate, mostly Republican. In doing this Bill Clinton was elected with less than 50% of the Popular vote. That is what voting for a third party candidate in this election will do as well. Put in a candidate that is against our cause.
Who the hell is Chuck Baldwin? One of the Baldwin Brother’s? Chuck Chuck, before I Upchuck. “Chuck”le!
McCain has some health problems. Vote for Sarah Palin. I am.
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