When most of you go to the voting booth and vote for either candidate X over candidate Y, you're participating in a logical fallacy, aka the false dilemma (or the "either-or" fallacy). The whole voting process has been dumbed down. Now the media tells us who our frontrunner is and we go with it, generally speaking. We the sheeple. I voted for Obama last term. Now I would vote for Paul. But it doesn't seem as if he'll be around unless he runs as an independent. And then, of course, we have more to chose from that just either R or D.. there is always an option for I. In fact, I'm for as many parties as possible? Thoughts? "A false dilemma arises when we allow ourselves to be convinced that we have to choose between two and only two mutually exclusive options, when that is untrue. Generally, when this rhetorical strategy is used, one of the options is unacceptable and repulsive, while the other is the one the manipulator wants us to choose. Whoever succumbs to this trap has thus made a choice that is forced, and as such, of little value. . . . Here are a few examples of common false dilemmas: Either medicine can explain how Ms. X was cured, or it is a miracle. Medicine can't explain how she was cured. Therefore it is a miracle. If we don't reduce public spending, our economy will collapse. America: Love it or leave it. The universe could not have been created from nothing, so it must have been created by an intelligent life force. [h ttp:/ /grammar.about(dot)com/od/fh/g/falsedilterm..htm]false dilemma - definition and examples of false dilemmas - informal logical fallacies Just something to think about for the Ron Paul supporters who are depending on the Republican party to see him through to any significant election.