Steven, I feel your pain. I too have had sleepless nights this past week, though the cause was slightly different. I watched the DNC convention and followed both progressive and MSM to see how it would be portrayed. And I am literally sick to my stomach.
We've been given the "opportunity" to vote for a woman who embraces horrific policies and who needed to bring in "supporters" to refill the auditorium after the DNC locked out ALL of Bernie's volunteers after just a few hours so they couldn't add their voices of dissent. There's much more awfulness that occurred in Philadelphia, but for me, the refusal to even listen to dissent (no Sanders delegates were allowed a microphone) has discredited HRC and was a complete betrayal of what used to at least pretend to be a democracy.
I can't vote for Trump, for all the reasons we know. However, at least the repubs did not subvert the will of their constituents. Yes, they wanted to, and they even tried. But in the long run, their constituents decided who they would nominate. Not true for dems.
Trump will not be able to implement most of his agenda. Hillary will hit the streets running to enact her vision of more war and more corporate power. She doesn't need congress (these days) to approve her foreign policy. And her domestic policy will flounder for years in that same congress.
ANY third party vote is a loud protest - one that needs to get louder. Even if there is no path to victory, it is absolutely a protest. I believe that the protest over this cycle will be much larger than any agreement as to the validity of the major party candidates.It may not come out in voting - we are, after all, a fear-based culture. But when both major parties put forth the most despised politicians and ask to to pick one, my vote is HELL NO.