Now comes the time to face reality. To wit:
- Come the first Tuesday in November, one of two men will win the election - Obama or the GOP nominee. No other individual will win that election. Pure and simple. Got that?
- Anyone who runs as an "independent" or some other third-party candidate will dilute the vote of either the Democratic or Republican candidate depending on ideology. For example, a "Green Party" candidate would likely dilute the Democratic vote to the Republican's advantage. A conservative or libertarian "third-party" would dilute the GOP vote to Obama's advantage.
I am hearing of several conservative and pro-life "third-party wannabees" that are making disturbing noises of running in the general election. Some of them realize that they haven't a snowball's chance in hell of winning, but they think there are other goals that can be accomplished, e.g. education, party advancement, etc.
However laudable these goals may be in and of themselves, they will be more than overshadowed by the other effect of their candidacies, that is, the dilution of the GOP vote to the advantage of Obama. These goals, worthy though they may be in and of themselves, must be subordinated to the goal of removing Obama from the White House. Should Obama win (God forbid), our republic may well not survive another four years for an election. Obama shows troubling signs of assuming dictatorial powers in complete disregard of the Constitution.
I therefore implore any "third-party" aspirants to understand that if they unwittingly contribute to Obama's re-election, that any goals that they hold dear will never be realized. Please cease your futile (and destructive) efforts and unite (at least for now) behind the GOP nominee to remove from the Oval Office the worst individual yet who has ever occupied it.