Originally Posted by Literature
Yes, it's a very good reason. The real choices for the election are Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Only one of them will win. No third person will win, so Americans want to focus on which of the two candidates is better, and not on what a third person's irrelevant opinion is.
What if Romney and obama's responses to the Libertarian candidate are helpful to some on the fence between the two in deciding for whom to cast their vote?