|Originally posted by veggiewolf
The sad thing is, the more people that are willing to "sell out", the less likely we are to end up with a government that actually represents us.
I've always voted my conscience in the past, which leads away from the two-party system more often than not, and I'm going to continue to do so.
Bully for you! There's always room for saints/true defenders. However, I am first and foremost a pragmatist. I voted for Mr. Nader in 2000, and got Rumsfeld and Ashcroft...and obviously the Democratic Party whiners didn't get my particular message (after all, it was all Nader's fault Bush won, right? Couldn't have been Gore's spoiled brat behavior or inept campaign management, could it?).
Frankly, I am MORE worried about the burden my children will already shoulder because of this administration increasing, than trying to build up a multiple party system within the next two years. I'll go back to doing that after 2004. Too late to do so right now, IMO. I just want the man out of office. Not that it's likely to happen with an electorate that believes that Iraq was behind 9/11...but...even a cynic like me needs hope, and their ain't none with a 3rd party right now, for 2004, as far as I'm concerned.