“Heretofore I have opposed strategic voting tactics. When citizens vote for candidates because they seem likely to win, it creates a winner-takes-all aggregation of support. That subverts democracy’s underlying assumption: that people vote for the man or woman they’d most like to see win. At its worst, pick-the-winner voting elevates any candidate lucky enough to enjoy an early jump in the polls to premature, and possibly undeserved victory. Let the electorate vote for politicians whose ideas they like best and let the chads hang where they may.
This year is different.
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America is under attack, and Bush is enemy number one.
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When you’re at war for your future, you can no longer enjoy the luxury of picking the ideal candidate or the perfect party. Under normal circumstances, third parties like the Greens and Libertarians deserve the support of like-minded voters. But, the fact is, only the Democratic Party can defeat Bush next year. “
He goes on to make the case why Dean is the one who can beat Bush, including, “Frankly, the other Democratic contenders don’t have what it takes to stand up to Karl Rove’s brutal war machine.” Please read the whole thing!