posted on Sep, 26 2008 @ 01:44 PM
In addition to BH's reasons, I think one factor might be that single-issue voting is simpler.
A voter might be a strong proponent of firearm ownership, reproductive choice, a strong defense, military NON-interventionism, limited government and
equal opportunity under law for gay people who want to get married.
So they have to balance all these out. Some, such as military non-interventionism, are not supported by either "main stream" candidate, but by Ron
And so on. On some issues, the Republican platform more closely agrees with a voter, and on others the Democratic platform.
So they have to weigh each one, decide how important it is to them, then cast their vote based on the final outcome. And knowing full well that they
won't get everything they want (even assuming all candidates are being honest, and get what they want).
I suspect that some, in a culture notorius for short attention-spans, find this balancing and weighing to be too much trouble. So maybe some pick one
or whatever, and vote on that.