> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rob Lanphier [mailto:robla@robl...]
> Sent: Sunday, October 09, 2005 2:08 AM
> To: Paul Kislanko
> Cc: 'MIKE OSSIPOFF'; election-methods@elec... > Subject: Why truncation resistance is important (RE: [EM] Re:
> Rob: MDDA vsBeatpathWinner)
> On Sat, 2005-10-08 at 21:30 -0500, Paul Kislanko wrote:
> > All of the gobblydegoog aside, to Rob - we don't care what
> you want, us
> > voters want to NOT have to rank all altertantives. I want
> to list only the
> > ones I find acceptable in the order I prefer them. Any method that
> > "encourages" me to rank all alterntatives whether I know
> anything about them
> > or care about them will just encourage me to not vote.
> Here's the problem with that philosophy. Let's say there are three
> credible front-runners: "mediocre", "bad" and "worse".
OK, let's say that my candidate is none of those. I do not want to vote for
"mediocre", "bad", or "worse". I do not want to even think about them. And I
might not rank them in that order, preferring the candidates I consider
"best, better, and good".