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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Why Should The Iowa Caucus Change Your Vote?

Russell Roberts takes up this question at Cafe Hayek:
The standard answer is that if you vote for a candidate who now appears to have a dramatically lower chance of winning, you might be wasting your vote.

But your vote isn't likely to matter anyway, in the sense of breaking a tie. Why is it wasting your vote to vote for a candidate who has a diminished or minimal chance of winning? You get no credit for voting for the winner. It's not a bet. Doesn't the morality of democracy demand that you vote for the candidate closest to your views regardless of the probability of victory?

By the way, I'm going to castrate the next person who uses the word "Obamentum." Hopefully, New Hampshire will strike "Huckaboom" off the MSM's phrasebook.

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