Those are your Kerry Conservatives. The Clinton Conservatives had the same misguided "reasoning".....they wanted to "teach Bush 41 a lesson"...so they voted for Perot or they didn't vote at all...and the Liberals won. If Bush loses, Conservatives lose....big time.
Those of us who voted for Perot (and my husband and I were foolishly amongst them) taught no one a lesson, other than ourselves. I would love to have that one to do over and I would imagine an enomrmous number of the 19% of the electorate who gave him their vote have felt the same way.
Voting for a 3rd-party candidate or not at all with so much at stake just doesn't make sense.