I listened to the Doug Wright Show this morning. He was adamant that all voters should vote for a “viable” candidate rather than the candidate they believe to be best fit for office. He claimed it is more important than ever to vote strategically in the upcoming election.
No matter how I vote (and how all of Doug’s listeners vote), this state will vote for McCain, and only divine intervention would stop that. This state is extremely (and I believe excessively) loyal to the republican party. So why shouldn’t I vote for the person I believe should win? No matter how I vote, I can’t change my state’s electoral vote. All I can do with my vote for president is try to reduce my state’s excessive loyalty to the republican party.