Of course, whenever we talk politics, we wind up yelling, even though we actually agree on most things; I suppose like most left-leaning people, we still like to get carried away about the specifics, and carried away we did. After yelling at him about how he's wasting his time, and how "YOU PEOPLE are gonna blow it again, by wasting your time berating us perennial 3rd party voters, and not going after people who might actually vote for your guy" I asked him a question:
How many people have you registered to vote? Of course, his answer was - "none." I then told him that my website has a link on top for folks to register to vote via Working For Change/League of Women Voters. I figured this is as good a time as any to point out the link up there and to urge folks to use it, and other folks with websites (especially you lefties) to add a similar link. Now is the time to do this, to get people on the road to actually voting. I'm not gonna give anyone any crap about if you don't vote, you can't complain (another insulting and stupid thing people say ---- one of the beautiful things about our democracy is that the two rights are not dependent on each other) - I happen to think you ought to do both, but also that there may be valid reasons not to do one or the other. But give yourself the option - now; it is your right, and many would argue, your duty - so register to vote, and have another avenue to voice your opinion.