Don't vote for Romney
I can't believe I have to write this, but listening to Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd on Virtually Speaking it seems that there are actually lefties who think that some obscure purpose would be served by electing Romney.
Democrats did not stand up to Bush and they won't stand up to Romney.
There is no version of 11 dimensional chess that voting for Romney will serve any purpose whatsoever. Moreover, if you vote for Romney, then all the blood he spills will stain your hands. You cannot rationalize it with, well I wasn't voting for war with Iran, I was playing 11 dimensional chess.
Don't vote for Romney.
Does this really need to be said?
Vote for Jill Stein or Rocky Anderson, according to your choice and who is on the ballot in your state. This is not a case of sending a message to the Versailles Democrats that they need to move to the left. The Versailles Democrats have made it very clear that they hold voters in contempt, so there is no possibility of getting through.
The reason to vote for emergent party candidates, and down ballot candidates such as Julia Willams are the most important, is to send a message to lefties like Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd that emergent parties can be viable. If we can elect some emergent party candidates to city council or state legislature, we will be on our way to building a viable party. If we can get Jill Stein or Rocky Anderson past 5% in any state, we will be on our way to building another party. There are many many many dissatisfied Democrats looking around for an alternative and by voting for emergent party candidates this year we can show them that we no longer have to settle for the lessor evil.
But under no circumstances should anyone vote for Romney. That would be endorsing evil.