>>> You have the right to vote for whoever you like best but you are idiotic for exercising that right in plain denial of the reality of the situation.
Neither major party candidate had enough to offer on the issue(s) I care about. There was a 3rd party candidate who did, and I voted for them in good conscience. For that reason alone, I do not regret it.
If your emphasis is on gaming the system, then let me phrase it in terms you will understand: I live in a non-swing state and would have effectively thrown away my vote on a minority candidate I didn't really like. If less people think like you in the future, and 3rd-party results become strong enough to more prominently affect elections, then perhaps it will send an appropriate message. In the meantime, I am comfortable enough to signal my dissatisfaction with both major party candidates via the most direct legitimate action possible, and I am pleased to make it easier for 3rd parties to obtain funding and get on the ballot in the future. Good luck to you sir.