Your Third Party Vote Scares Me

A third-party vote doesn’t scare me, but it is an annoyance, much like the so-called ‘undecideds’ who are trying to get 10 seconds of fame on their local news, Twitter, or FB feeds.

I have always taken third-party candidates as seriously as they take politics – which is not at all. One can’t jump out of the woodwork every four years, shouting: “Vote for me – I’m your alternative to the lesser of two evils!”

Drifting Through


Third Party voters. You’re everywhere. You’re young, you’re old. You’re Independents, or you’re disillusioned Democrats and Republicans. There’s a lot of you this time around.

And it scares the hell out of me.

You might think I’m being dramatic. Or experiencing some longest election year ever hysteria.

But right now there is a racist, bigoted, nationalistic, white supremacist baiting, federal reserve illiterate, foreign and  domestic policy ignorant, dangerous narcissist applying for the job of the most powerful person in the world.

And your protest vote could very well be the reason he gets the job.

I get it. You’re fed up. Frustrated. And you’re going to walk into that voting booth in November and vote your conscience.

But I don’t know if we can afford your conscience.

Your moral vote, your election day purity, your clean conscious, they are all luxuries we can’t afford in this election year. Not when…

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