I try to keep this politics free. I actually probably keep my life more politics free than I should. I have Jed's extreme interest in politics to rein me back in now and then though, so I guess I balance out.
Here's my rant:
I'm all for the third party candidate option. Sometimes you need to let candidates one and two know you aren't happy with either of them. Jed is typically more in favor of candidate three than candidates one or two. But in this situation, when we need so desperately to elect (in my opinion) a candidate and the election is going to be close (especially in my swing state), please please please do not waste your vote on the third candidate. No matter who you are supporting, vote for one or two, who have a chance of winning, rather than three, to make a point. This has always been my stance (I voted for Arnold Schwarzenegger* governor of California in 2003, much to Jed's disappointment- he voted for candidate #3).
I have a "friend" on Facebook right now who is not old enough to vote, but it strongly encouraging his large entourage of Facebook "friends" to vote for #3. I can't rant about it on Facebook, because really, I shouldn't pick on a teenager. So I'm ranting about it here.
Forgive my political rant. Be involved. Vote.
*I got the spelling right even before I checked it online!