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I voted for Kerry for President, but this year I also registered as a member of the Green Party. They recently published a funny ad in the New York Times that pretty much sums up why I joined (although the first five issues they list are of much greater concern to me than the last two). The ad is on the home page of their web site right now, but I don't know how long it will be there.

I know some people say that there will never be viable alternative political parties in the US. They're probably right, but I just can't bring myself to act accordingly.

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opalmirror
Nov. 18th, 2004 10:18 pm (UTC)
I switched to the Green Party after the 2000 electile dysfunction. I voted for Kerry this time, although I would have felt better voting for Kucinich if that had been a viable possibility. Explanation: I tend to exercise my vote first to oppose problems, and only secondarily to further good ideas -- so if there is an idiot to oppose I'll vote for the most-likely-to-win opponent, but otherwise I tend to vote Green.

In future elections I may change this stance and reverse the priorities, voting first for my favorite idea/candidate (winner or loser), and secondarily to block the idiot. This would place more pressure on all candidates to listen to my issues and concerns to woo my vote.

Vote. Woo!
firecat
Nov. 19th, 2004 04:53 am (UTC)
Yay!

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