As I read the Tea Party blogs, I see several voting strategies being pushed.
They fall into four categories:
1. What to do if my favorite candidate wins the GOP Primary?
Be sure to vote for the GOP candidate, and even take a Conservative neighbor or two to the polls.
2. What to do if my favorite candidate loses the GOP Primary, but the GOP winner is OK with me?
Be sure to vote GOP, and even take a Conservative neighbor or two to the polls.
3. What to do if my favorite candidate loses the Primary, and the GOP winner is someone I don't like ?.
Vote for the GOP winner and take a Conservative neighbor or two to the polls. The most important voting issue in this case is to get Obama out of the White House and install a strong GOP Party presence in the Federal government.
4. What to do if I really don't like the GOP candidate, and I have a favorite who is running in a Third Party such as Libertarian, Constitution, or Independent?
Vote for the GOP candidate, and take your neighbors to the polling place if they understand the importance of voting for the GOP. to ensure that Obama loses.
Voting strategy is straightforward and uncomplicated, if you grasp the simple math involved.
Any time you DON'T vote for the Party you like the most, you are giving a vote to Obama. There are only TWO parties involved in the Federal election: Republican and Democrat. The other parties don't count toward the winner, because they never pull more than about 5% in a Presidential election. The only effect of voting for a third party is to split the Conservative vote and weaken the GOP.
So, voting for anyone other than a major party gives a vote to the opposition.
If you don't believe it, do some simple examples, and check the math.
A vote for any non-GOP candidate is the same as a vote for Obama.