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In Distraction 2004

October 02, 2004


We at ReverseVoteSwap.org recently learned about the candidacy of one David Cobb. Just as "maverick" Howard Dean claimed that his campaign was about restoring the "democratic wing" of the Democratic Party, Cobb vows to restore the Democratic Party wing of the Green Party.

It is our intention to provide services equally to all those interested in voting against the Bush agenda, and so we would be remiss were we not to provide support for individuals wishing to ReverseVoteSwap their Cobb votes as well.

CobbSwapping, however, works slightly differently from standard ReverseVoteSwapping. ReverseVoteSwapping is of course the process of maximizing the impact of votes for Nader by swapping them to swing states. Our detailed analysis has proven conclusively that votes for Cobb are of equal power no matter where they are cast. For instance, voting Cobb/LaMarche for President has the same net impact in Ohio and Florida as it has in Texas or Idaho or Rhode Island. Incidentally, you can create a similar effect by voting Cobb for Mayor of New Haven, or for Alabama state senate, or to play AFC quarterback in the NFL Pro Bowl.

Thus since swapping Cobb votes from state to state is of no political value, we maintain a CobbSwap section to encourage Cobb voters to do one of two things. The more logical choice is first to exchange your Cobb vote for a Nader vote, and proceed with ReverseVoteSwapping in the standard fashion. Alternately, we maintain a database of Cobb voters in different states, allowing two Cobb voters to exchange votes with each other. This is primarily a social service, as the most frequent complaint we have heard from Cobb supporters is that their candiate is garnering essentially no support with his pro-Kerry platform, as most people find it easier to simply vote for Kerry. (Or Bush)

Here are some testimonials from satisfied CobbSwappers:

Charles Kautsky, Boston, MA:
"When I decided to vote for David Cobb in order to assuage my liberal guilt while still supporting John Kerry's pro-war platform, I started to feel like I was the only one voting for this guy. Even his running made said she might not vote for him. Thanks to the folks at ReverseVoteSwap.com I can now look forward to a time when I will meet someone else somewhere who's also voting for Cobb. Thank you, ReverseVoteSwap.org!"

More testimonials to follow as we hear from additional CobbSwappers.

Posted by convener at October 2, 2004 03:46 PM