Unlike some people, I don’t require an Electoral College victory scenario to justify my vote. I just voted for Bob Barr. I vowed on Feb. 7 — the day Mitt Romney suspended his campaign — that I’d vote Libertarian this year, and I did.
I reject the idea that it is a “wasted vote” to vote for anyone but a winner (or a contender). That is an appeal to bandwagon psychology. I also reject the idea that it’s somehow unpatriotic not to vote. “Freedom from politics” is one of the most important freedoms we have. If you examine the demographics of non-voters, frankly . . . thank God for apathy!
Also, I took my 19-year-old daughter to vote for the first time today. She is an education major, wants to be an elementary school teacher, and hates No Child Left Behind. She refuses to tell me who she voted for, but she did get a personal phone pitch from Bob Barr this morning.
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