: :The real question is, "What do you do so that in four years, you don't have to go through the same exercise in lesser-evilism?" I fear that Democracy is yet one more casualty of so-called 'consumerism.' We seem to think that political choices are something over which we have no control and candidates are merely another corporate offering. It's Coke or New Coke.
: You do have a choice. You can continue to work for your vision, organize for your vision, field candidates for your vision,
SDF: And this is precisely what I'm doing with the Green Party while y'all so busy with the Democrats. FIELDING CANDIDATES. Is it okay with you if I actively promote them while denouncing the alternatives?
: and when you're strong enough, achieve your vision; in the meantime, you have to cut your losses by voting for the less-destructive candidate when there's no other choice. That's smart poker.
SDF: Meanwhile you have to do something to create that other choice. The fact that you feel obligated to vote against your own interests in every election stands as a living testament to the fact that you didn't do anything, or at least you didn't do enough. Have you been following the debate about national candidates and national organizations within the Green Party, MDG?