…is that it is dangerous nonsense. It is a combination of the worship of power and the worship of the Future, which are both stupid idols, but in particular the worship of the future is stupid.
Insisting that we have to support the “viable” candidate backfires because, if taken seriously, it means that, at a certain point, we are morally obliged to vote for Obama since he is leading in the polls and is therefore “the most viable” candidate.
More than this though, when you vote for something based on stupid questions like “Is This Where the Future is Going?”, you play right into the hands of Uncle Screwtape:
It is here that the general Evolutionary or Historical character of modern European thought (partly our work) comes in so useful. The Enemy loves platitudes. Of a proposed course of action He wants men, so far as I can see, to ask very simple questions; is it righteous? is it prudent? is it possible? Now if we can keep men asking “Is it in accordance with the general movement of our time? Is it progressive or reactionary? Is this the way that History is going?” they will neglect the relevant questions. And the questions they do ask are, of course, unanswerable; for they do not know the future, and what the future will be depends very largely on just those choices which they now invoke the future to help them to make. As a result, while their minds are buzzing in this vacuum, we have the better chance to slip in and bend them to the action we have decided on.