One is not free to leave a prison. One is free to move elsewhere or live off the grid. Flawed analogy is flawed. One just happens to enjoy the benefits of society and bitch about having to pay for them.
I'm voting for the person who I have more in common with and against the one who wants to destroy workers' rights, the social safety net, and many other things I hold dear. It's not a tough decision and I don't feel bad.
You don't understand the mathematical reality of a winner-takes-all system. The spoiler effect cost this country far too much: eight years of Bush. Sorry for being pragmatic. I have a hard time with magical thinking--something that you appear to do quite easily.
I am not a registered Democrat. They are not my party. I accept the mathematical reality of a winner-takes-all system and am voting against the person who least represents my views. Nice strawman you made of me. I should come to expect that from you.
The debt ceiling and the national debt are two very different things that were intentionally conflated to manufacture a crisis, take the country hostage, and eventually caused our credit rating to be lowered. For someone who's soooooooooooo Independent, you bought the bullshit conflation hook, line, and sinker.