For the I'll-vote-for-a-third-party-crowd and those who say they have to "vote their conscience" (and somehow that means voting for someone with no chance), I have a comparison for you to think about. If you had a child in the hands of a madman. And he gave you two options. ONE, that he would kill your child or TWO, that he would slap your child. Are you going to say, "No! I select that you not do anything to him." To which the madman replies, "I only gave you two options right now and if you don't pick then I will choose to kill him." Would you tell the madman that you love your child and will therefore pick the absolute perfect option for him because as a parent your conscience couldn't possibly choose for your child to be slapped. Would you announce your choice to the madman of nothing happening bad to the child, knowing he would now kill your child just so your conscience as a parent would be better because of your choice? No you wouldn't. That would not make any sense! You would choose the slap rather than the kill and be very grateful to save your child! That is the situation we are facing with most GOP candidates against a Democrat candidate. I can't vote for someone who has zero chance of winning BECAUSE of my conscience. I feel that I am betraying the issues. Example, if I voted for Alan Keyes (I did once when W was running away with it and could not lose in his first primaries).... if I voted for Alan Keyes and somehow Hillary won (I think I just threw up a little) then I would literally be giving up very important issues. I mean, if Huckabee, Thompson, McCain or Romney won at least they would have an obligation to preside over prolife legislation and judges. Whereas Hillary not only has a record of the exact opposite but has run on the "I'm-more-pro-abortion-than-Obama-or-Edwards" position. She (and Obama or Edwards) would be obligated to preside over pro-abortion legislation and judicial appointees. If I vote for whoever is right on MORE issues, then I AM voting my conscience. I mean let's face it, morally the best guy to be President would be Billy Graham or Max Lucado. So who is going to vote for them and then not claim responsibility if Hillary gets in? We won't have a perfect candidate unless Jesus returns and wants to run for office. So the best thing to do is make our votes count and vote on issues--that's our responsibility. If you're going to reply to this, please don't base your reply on some preconceived idea or you just really wanting to be right. This is a very important matter that determines the future of our country and our responsibility. We select our leaders, therefore we are in a leadership position and, as the Bible says, will be "judged more strictly." Obviously the "judged more strictly" part is a different topic so let's not discuss that on this thread. But of what I said above, what are your honest thoughts. Do you have the mental ability to change your mind or are you dead set in your ways just for the sake of not admitting you might have looked at it improperly in the past?