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Response to RainDog (Reply #12)

Sun May 6, 2012, 10:13 AM

21. I'm not worried about it.

The Democratic Party is obviously taking a small risk by focusing heavily on informed voters.

Most informed voters will not consider a third-party candidate because they know that a vote for a weak third-party candidate, like not voting at all, is an automatic vote for the winner.

Ralph Nader voters from 2000 are sipping their mercury, breathing their hydrocarbons, and enjoying America's wetlands by sneaking onto golf courses at night exactly because voting for a third-party candidate took away votes from the real environmental candidate and handed the election to the worst possible candidate instead.

Therefore, I expect the vast majority of this 7% diversion of votes to instead be siphoned away from the pool of low-information voters who cannot be relied upon to make an informed choice no matter what.

So to hell with 'em. This time, they'll be making the better choice by turning in an effective non-vote for a third party rather than actively voting against their own best interests by backing Romney. I wish the dope-smokers could see that the path to legalization is through the party that will at least consider it and has a chance of controlling Congress... but they're high.

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