I've rooted for Ralph Nader. I think that a lot of you have too.
I've thought that we would have Mannix as governor except for Tom Cox. I'm not the only republican to say that either.
What's my point? We know that third party candidates act as spoilers. That is there purpose. We have wanted Ralphie on the ballot because we know that it hurts democrats chances of winning. We've rooted for him knowing that he has no chance to actually win an election.
So when I hear people today talking about how Mary Starrett is not going to ruin it for Ron Saxton, how Mary has a chance at winning, I wonder, did these same people recognize what Ralph did to the other side?
Is it easier to see what a third party candidate does to the other guy's side?
Have any of you known that a vote for Nader was a vote thrown away but now think that a vote for Mary is a vote for principle?
The reality is that a vote for Mary is a thrown away vote. You may agree with her on everything but that doesn't change the fact. You are not going to make a difference with a vote for a third party candidate.
Think back, think how you chuckled when you heard someone say they were going to vote Nader. The democrats are doing that to you if you are going to vote for Mary.