in a firely letter to the new york times, ralph nader took issue (as we do too) with the nytimes’s endless editorials on the perils of voting third party and endlessly referring to nader and the green party as ‘spoilers.’ as we’ve written before, and as nader wrote in his letter. al gore lost his home state of tennesse in 2000 — a state where he was previously senator.
neither the libertarian, constitution, or the green party are spoilers. it is the right of every american citizen to vote for whomever he wants to. the new york times, los angeles times, washington post, and the uk’s guardian also have the right to endless publish editorial after editorial trying to explain to their dumb readers what to do with their votes. but no vote is a wasted voted, not even a write in vote. ask lisa murkowski, the current senator of alaska. 6 years ago she won her seat in a general election as a WRITE IN CANDIDATE.