i tend to agree except in the case of an uninformed vote.
I can agree to that... I remember how angry I got when my first roommate in college actually called his father to ask who to vote for as he filled out his absent T. Mind you, I gave him a few non partisan websites to go to in order to become informed....
But that's the system - experience candidates and informed voters unnecessary. But all that said, actually voting is a big step.
the concern is that the alternate party candidate would take votes
That's what I was getting at -- the opportunities that the big two have come once a certain percentage of voters support an external party. I, for one, am not a big fan of two dominating parties - 3 larger parties would be much better in my opinion. But, I think the problem stems down from the attitude of "both sides of the story." Starting in grade school we've taught two sides of a story - when, in reality we can find many different "sides" of the same story. A two sided diamond isn't exactly spectacular :/
Time is the best teacher. Unfortunately it kills all its students.
and wasn't it skewbe who called me God-boy in another forum?
Lol, not exactly. You labeled yourself that. You were on a bizzare multi post rant about lenny bruce or something and I thought the methanol might be getting to you I was trying to defend Diesel at the time IIRC.
Nah, I just reread it... skewbe called me "Churchie". S'ok though. Like me calling Trebs "fussy", somethings are compliments. From different perspectives.
By the way, the "human problem" will take care of itself if it's allowed to run its course. Like yeast in mash, it'll be cured.