Originally Posted by cpr
If you vote like that, you are. Alas I'll give credit in that because a lot of people vote that way, it may be disenfranchising not to yourself, but at the end of the day, if A what you want, you should be voting A, regardless of what others are voting. You shouldn't vote B because they'll stop C winning, you are doing your personal pick out of any chance of sucess, and basically IMO trying to spite those who do like C rather than voting for your choice. Sure if everyone who liked A voted A, C might win, but thats because their policies have appealed to more people than any other singular candidate.
You're taking quite a principled stand that isn't founded in reality- maybe my example isn't clear enough- let's rename A "the Social Democratic Party", B "the Democratic Socialist Party" and C "The BNP".
And now explain to a black man why he should vote for A rather than B.