Your assertion is based on the premise that those of us who vote third part would still prefer a McCain win over an Obama win. Since I don't think either is worth a damn, you are quite mistaken in this regard.I'm voting Mccain. There, I said it. I think a vote for someone who has no realistic chance of winning the presidency might as well be a vote for Obama.
I just quit my membership in another board where I had been a member for 2 years because of this. I was the only conservative there and didn't speak up very often but I just got tired of the abuse and condescension whenever I did.There are also other boards I hang out on from time to time where anyone who even suggests voting for Mccain is harrassed and flamed with such hatred and vitriol, it scares me.