fact: the florida vote count went to the scotus because of the extremely small margin of victory of 1784.
fact: only 2.31% of florida voters voted 3rd party.
fact: 48.85% of florida voters voted republican. 48.84% voted democrat.
fact: 2.31% of the total florida vote turnout was 137,666.
fact: the number of votes wasted on 3rd party voting was *77 times* the margin that caused the scotus to become involved.
fact: if nader had given his votes to the dems, gore would have won because a margin of 137,666 would not have been disputable.
fact: the 3rd party vote share for any presidential election in 100 years has been in the single digits. go look it up.
fact: 3rd party share in the single digits is not going to become 48.85 or anything even close to it in one election cycle. it is a STATISTICAL IMPOSSIBILITY. denying this fact is simply stupid.
fact: voting for ron paul or any other 3rd party candidate in 2012 will cause the same thing to happen again.
fact: 3rd party voting *cannot* cause 3rd party candidate to win. it can and will cause the dems to lose and the republicans win because the margin of victory is a hundredth of a percentage point and those 3rd party votes will tip the scales against the dems by 2.31%.
deal with the facts or don't. but i will be blocking people who continue to ignore them. the country paid a terrible price for nader's egomania and it cannot afford to pay a similar price for ron paul's. i have no more patience for people too stubborn or stupid to help avoid it from happening.