Bravo my fellow American. With an astute mind like yours, I am sure that you are aware of Gary Johnson. His candidacy does give us a choice in 2012. While I can respect the tenacity some Americans harbor in seeking to defeat Obama, I must reject some of the assertion made in this thread. A vote for a 3rd Party candidate is NOT a vote for Obama. Many Americans - myself included want to vote for a candidate, not simply against a candidate. Romney and Obama are conducting negative campaigns. Telling us why we should vote against the other, rather than why we should vote for either of them. That's why I support Gary Johnson.When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
I would argue that King George has been replaced by the two major political parties.
I would argue that the pragmatic thing to do in 1776 was to do nothing.
I would argue that there was no logical way that simple citizens could defeat the worlds best trained and armed military force.
The lesser of two evils is evil.