A recent Facebook conversation among friends sparked controversy over third party candidates. Are third parties helpful or hurtful? While we would like to think that all people vote for the candidate they most admire, many people also vote simply because they they know exactly who they DON’T want in office. So for example, if Romney ends up being a Republican candidate, even though some people may not exactly like him, they certainly don’t want Obama to come back. So they vote for Romney, even though another third party candidate more correctly reflects their own values.
So here’s my question. In that type of scenario would you rather vote for YOUR candidate or attempt to block the candidate you don’t like by voting for a person that has a better chance?