A lot of the RINO-hunting crowd right now will tell you that they stayed home in 2012, because Romney was a RINO. I have to admit that I don’t buy it; I suspect that the election turned on a relatively little bit of election fraud, and a massive effort by the IRS and the Justice Department to suppress Republican votes. But for the sake of argument, let’s say that’s what happened: then the people who stayed home because Romney was a RINO cast a half-vote each for Obama – and those half-votes elected Obama.
The bottom line is this: if you decide not to vote in order to punish the RINOs, you’re casting half a vote for the other side. If, Gods forbid, Trump runs third-party – as Wallace, Perot, Nader, and, in Colorado, Tom Tancredo did –- and you vote for him, you’re effectively casting a full vote for the other side.
I think you should vote for whomever you wish. Or stay home, if you like. Just remember that if you do stay home, you’re voting for Hillary, or Bernie, or whoever gets that nomination.