Why vote for a third party candidate?
I do not discuss politics in person, on Facebook, or on COTH, but I have been so curious about this that I had to post. I do not identify myself as Republican or Democrat - I try to vote for the issues, not the people.
If you vote for a third party candidate, don't you feel like you are "wasting" your vote? Wouldn't it be better to vote for the one you hate less from the two main parties, so that you might influence the outcome of the election?
I mean, let's say your first choice is SpongeBob Squarepants and you really want to write him in. You know he is not going to win, so why not vote your second choice, lest your third choice win?
I am sure some wise COTHers will explain this to me because I am sure I am missing something and there is no way I am going to discuss this with people in person. :yes: