The above answer I gave her could apply. Additionally, some people don't take a 4 year view point of the US at all times. Continue to vote for a ****ty Republican/Democratic candidate simply because they're not as bad as the other guy and you garauntee you'll likely continue to get ****ty candidates. Not voting may bring about some short term pain, but with the hope that in the long term it leads to better results.2. Simply not voting would confirm Obama for another term by default, so that is a fools errand.
Ah, my mistake with my first two answers, I thought this was going to be a reasonable discussion and not a "if you don't think exactly what I do you must be an idiot" type of rhetorical blabberfest. My bad.3. Third party voting only worked once in this country for president. It won't do anything other than assure Obama another term in office and I can't see any thinking individual willing to put up with that.