i admit it, i’ve wondered. you have too. is voting rational?
” It’s a dilemma many voters face whenever there’s still a serious third or fourth candidate for president after the primaries. This year, let’s say your first choice would be Ralph Nader or Pat Buchanan. But is voting for a candidate with no serious chance of winning just “throwing away your vote”? Worse, is it in effect a vote for the less desirable of the two realistic candidates? Is it wrong to vote for Nader if you would prefer Al Gore over George W. Bush? Or for Buchanan if you would prefer Bush over Gore?
The answer is ultimately subjective, but objective analysis will take you further than you might have thought.”