Confession: I voted for Nader (and will probably do so again) That's right folks, I voted for Nader. A man I despise. A man I feel is being selfish and shortsighted. A man who I would prefer get zero presidential votes. But why, Munch?!? You of democratic virtue and logic extraordinaire? Well, gather 'round folks, and I'll tell you a tale. A tale that begins in the backwater of Indiana, a place (daylight saving) time forgot. A place where the "Welcome to Indiana!" signs should have a subtitle of "Please set your watch back 83 years". You see, Indiana is a strange place. We've had a Democrat in the state house of many, many years. We have 1 Democrat and 1 Republican for Congressmen. Yet we've voted for a Republican for president for the last bazillion years, a trend that is going to continue. A vote for Al Gore in 2000 wasn't worth much. And I knew that. So did everyone else in the country. And that created the craze known as VOTE TRADING. Essentially, website were set up (nadertrader.org, voteswap2000.com, etc.) wherein Nader supporters in key swing states (Florida, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, etc.) hooked up with Gore supporters in solidly Republican or Democratic states that had no chance of switching alligience (Indiana, Texas, New York, etc.). They agreed to essentially trade votes. So I was connected with someone in Michigan who gladly agreed to vote for Al Gore for me, and I voted for Ralph Nader. The Al Gore vote was much more valuable in Michigan, and the Nader vote was incredibly valuable in Indiana, since I had to write it in. If similar measures are set up this year, I'll do it again.