A vote for “the lesser of two evils” means you always elect “evil”. Having the courage to vote your convictions & beliefs is being truthful. Voting based on fear has brought us everything we were afraid of. Note the positions of the Democratic & the Republican candidates on the Political Compass, they’re right next to each other, which is why Progressives (who almost all fall into the bottom left quadrant) should be voting for Green Party candidate, Jill Stein. The only “wasted” vote is the one not cast… which is the majority of the electorate which stays home. If Democrats are afraid of losing to Romney, they should get more voters to the polls rather than blame people who actually vote for a Progressive. The voters aren’t the problem for you, it’s the non-voters that matter most.