Progressives should continue voting for the shitty corporate democratic presidential candidates
3. if there's a specific third party candidate that i'm personally campaigning and advocating for, i'll vote for them (not libertarians, the only other recent option with any meaningful votes). if i'm not doing that, complaining about the system and making a "protest vote" are pointless.
republicans are the party of hierarchical authoritarianism, democrats are not. it makes republicans stronger despite being (barely) a minority, and it makes democrats the only option that allows for the possibility of incremental change.
i want this to allow new parties to emerge, but this may be naive. maybe instead, this causes splintering parties, and we end up back where we started in a "two-coalition system", as a fundamental consequence of a majority-vote-rules system.