posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 06:14 AM
Actually, what defines a candidate “electable” is said with mixed opinion. On one hand it’s really who is the more “popular” candidate. On
the other hand, it is the decision of who has the best chance of winning against who you want to lose, which is greatly being seen in the 2012 GOP
round up against Obama.
Since we’re led to believe every vote counts, no one wants a dead wasted vote, even if that just means picking the lesser of evils. I think a
problem is that a majority of people think this way. It isn’t entirely wrong, especially when there is no candidate that you favor and certainly a
candidate you disfavor. However, when there IS a candidate you favor, not voting for that candidate based off electability is a great waste of your
small hand in democracy.
Electability can be the public power of suggestion, where you aren’t even exercising what YOU want, you are exercising what others want, and the
whole point was to give you the option of selecting a candidate who is closest in representing YOUR views.
And yes, this is geared more towards on the fence Ron Paul supporters. Ron Paul is continuously questioned on his electability, mostly from media that
tends to point it out almost exclusively, as opposed to his opponents in the GOP that have far less support. If everyone who actually wants Ron Paul
to win bases not voting for him off the fact they think others won’t, then they don’t want him to win.
Vote on principle behind policy, and give that a chance to become popular.