I offer the following with no animosity to third party voters. Building an alternative to the dual-headed establishment mess is a tireless, thankless task, typically performed with the best of intentions. I’ve tried the third party route, serving briefly as chairman of the Libertarian Party of NC in the 1980’s, and while my experience may not be typical, it does offer some perspective that, along with common sense, I hope you will consider.
6. If Hillary wins, we’ll be lucky if there is even a second viable party left standing.
5. Election night is no fun. It’s not unlike waiting all day for the Powerball drawing and anxiously tuning in, only to remember – you never bought a ticket! Not that it would matter. You are more likely to hold that winning number than to ever see the Veteran’s Party candidate win the presidency. What can be more gloomy than waiting all night, after months of hard work, to see which of the two evils will win?
4. You’re only disarming yourself. America, with exceptions, has adopted a two-party system to avoid countless primaries and run-offs, not to mention a deeply divided populace and an ultimate winner backed by a tiny percentage of the population. As a conservative, I will work within the Republican Party, imperfect as it is, as long as there remains a united, organized Democratic Party. You don’t have to abandon your principles to know that counting on a complete unknown against a well-known, well-funded Democrat is akin to sending a posse to fight the Chinese Army…
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