Also of interest:
KPFA Ralph Nader interview
Lawrence O’Donnell’s The Last Word:
“Candidates talk drugs, climate, indefinite detention at third-party debate”
“I’d rather vote for what I want and not get it,
than for what I don’t want and get it.”
~ Eugene V. Debs
That is exactly what I did today!
- American-Style Fascism (mathaba.net)
- Only way for Green Party to get into debate: Get arrested (VIDEO) (timesunion.com)
Unfortunately, that doesn’t exhaust the possibilities. There’s the likelier, Vote for what I want and thereby help what I really, really don’t want come to pass.
That rings true only if one resides in a swing state, or, it could be argued, understandably, struggles with holding firm to one’s convictions.
Indeed, there are many local, regional elections around the country where the choice is starkly posed between an antediluvian misogynist and biblical literalist and a far lesser evil and there is no third-party alternative. In those cases, you have no real choice. Or, as you say, in some states the value of the presidential vote, thanks to the electoral college, is magnified. See you guys on the other side of Sandy and Nov. 6!