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January 11, 2008

What’s an independent to do?

I’m not a Democrat, and since reading “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man”, I see candidates less as Democrats or Republicans or Greens, etc. and more as pro-human or pro-business. I essentially have the same views as Jen at Jen’s Green Journal, and her post on progressive independence was a heartening read for me.

Then my favorite progressive magazine, Mother Jones, has a blog post about the futility of voting for a third party candidate. Admittedly, MoJo has had some strange blog posts and articles recently, and I guess they’ve got a new editor – something I wasn’t aware of. But what do you think? Is it unreasonable to vote for the candidate that most closely aligns with your beliefs, knowing full well that it might help the lesser candidate win?

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