Many of you who follow my blog or, whose blogs I follow, may assume I am an instant Obama vote. As opposed to Romeny- then you’re right. BUT…
I live in a non battleground state. One where an Obama win is a foregone conclusion. So…the question for me boils down to Obama or Gary Johnson. I have met, and talked with Johnson. And while I disagree with him on numerous issues- I can honestly say the same for Obama. And I support Johnson on a wide swath of issues, and in some cases while I may disagree with either his ultimate position, or his reasoning- I respect his thoughtfulness.
Now I know Johnson has zero chance of winning. and I’m not really even sure how much of a “message” votes for him sends. But I don’t like our two party system. Especially given the north/south east/west dichotomies within the parties.
But my real concern with a 3rd party candidate in this election is this: we may well see an outcome where either candidate wins’looses the electoral college but wins/looses the popular vote. And while it has long been the law of the land- I have a hard time with a candidate winning the popular vote- but loosing the election. It seems, well, undemocratic.
So I am struggling. And I would urge all of you considdering a 3rd party vote- whether your second choice is Romney or Obama, to give the issue some thought.