All the anti-Bush rhetoric I keep seeing has really been bugging me, and I think I now realize why:
All because you don't want to "throw away your vote" -- and register your disapproval with that state of affairs -- by voting for a guy who would make you feel decent and clean.
Because he's going to lose.
So, I don't get it: Let's say you flip a coin and manage to pick the winner.
What do you win?
While there's certainly a lot of people who are voting for Kerry because they think he's the best man for the job, there also seems to be plenty of people voting for him because he's not Bush. Essentially saying "let's take 2nd worst instead of worst!"
Voting isn't about trying to pick the winning team. It's about voicing your opinion. Do you really want Kerry as president? Great, go vote for him! Do you just want Bush out of office? Great! Now go find the candidate that you feel would do the best job. That means looking at Badnarik, Kerry, and Nadar (along with anyone else you'd like to write-in). Do Nadar or Badnarik stand a chance of winning? Maybe not, but that's not the point.
Now if only some group would run ads to this effect.