While there are a lot of people out there who will tell you that a vote for a 3rd party is a wasted vote, I disagree. If you want the feeling of voting for someone who has a chance of being elected, then, yes your vote would be wasted. But your vote for a 3rd party might indicate something different. Let's pretend for a second, that thousands of people in a safe Republican district decide to vote for Gary Johnson (Libertarian) for the presidency instead of Mitt Romney. Let's take it further and assume that there are multiple districts that do this. Do you not think that the Republican party might change some of their views or take notice of this? This works the same way with other third parties. Don't take it to mean that a vote for a 3rd party is a symbolic vote, but rather might affect change. So, if you feel disillusioned with Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, then vote for a 3rd party. Don't use it as an excuse not to vote. Or choose not to vote for the presidency and vote for Congressional elections and state elections.