Jan. 16, 2012
Here is the line of reasoning I use to persuade boneheaded mainstream Republicans who "don't want to waste their vote," to vote for Ron Paul. I simply make the following points, in the indicated order:
(1) Since Ron Paul supporters are twenty to thirty percent of the Republican Party, and perhaps more if the votes were counted fairly, no Republican candidate can win without them.
(2) Since Ron Paul supporters believe that if Ron Paul doesn't win, we lose the country to tyranny, they aren't going to vote for anyone else.
(3) Result: any Republican who votes for a candidate other than Ron Paul wastes his vote.
(4) Therefore a vote for anyone other than Ron Paul is a vote for Obama.
The above method of arguing works so well that if its use were to become widespread, I would begin to have a slim hope that Ron Paul might actually win.
Try it and see how it works for you.