But showing up for imperfect candidates only reinforces the 2-party control.

I appreciate the thoughtful response, I really do — and I get it. You accuse me of not fully understanding your position, yet my entire piece was a direct response to that well worn and oft stated position. But the thing is: there’s zero evidence that voting third party (when that party does not have much weight) does any good (in fact to me it only supports the logic behind the two party system…) let alone that it can do enough good to outweigh the potential bad of getting someone truly evil in the white house. I think it makes people *feel* good — *feel* like they’ve been heard, but at the expense of people who understand that being heard sometimes means making the less dramatic statement that literally counts, rather than the more dramatic statement that doesn’t count.

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