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Milo_Bloom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 02:36 PM
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8. Bzzzzt
First, let's correct the comparrison.

Billy hits other kids.
Johnny hugs other kids, even though some kids say he should be kissing them, as hugs are not enough.
Billy is given an ice cream cone by a vote of all the kids.
Johnny doesn't get one

Instead it is

Billy hits other kids.
Johnny hits other kids, while saying we should be hugging them.
Billy is given an ice cream cone by plurality vote of all the kids.
Johnny would have gotten the ice cream cone, but too many kids chose Sally, who never approved of hitting other kids in the first place.

I agree with one thing, voting for the R or NOT voting to teach the democrats a lesson isn't smart, because the message isn't sent. HOWEVER, if democrat choice isn't going to support a platform you can agree with, your best bet is to choose a candidate who will and show the democratic party that they WOULD have won, if they had embraced the proper platform, thus, forcing them to choose that platform in the future.

Voting 3rd party over a capitulation candidate DOES send a message.

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