Lawrence O'Donnell Talks Third Parties
Great video by Lawrence O'Donnell. What a breath of fresh air. It runs about eight minutes. He starts off talking about the recent third party presidential debates and the issues they covered that Obama and Romney ignored. Then he gets into third party voting (he's a third party voter) and the "wasted vote".
One of the better commentaries I've seen on mainstream television. I appreciate his plug for the "safe state strategy". That being, there's no reason not to vote third party in states where one candidate is expected to win by large margins. I'll differ a bit with his suggestion voters should feel obligated to vote for either Romney or Obama in battleground states.
I'm assuming that's what he's trying to say. Maybe he's just saying he understands why many would feel compelled to vote for one of the major candidates in states where the race is too close to call?
I prefer David Boaz' way of putting it: "It's better to vote for something you want and not get it, than vote for something you don't want and get it". I could see choosing one major candidate over the other if there were clear differences between them but I don't see that as the case this time.
If I lived in a battleground state I'd still vote Gary Johnson in this race.