"Strategic voting" now has a bad reputation because parties co-opted it. There is a lot of debate and misunderstanding about the pros & cons of "strategic voting". Most "con" opinions seem to be rooted in political parties saying, in effect, "Vote strategically. Vote for our party in all ridings!" This destructive debate can be precluded by using a new and better term.
I like "Power voting". If you like it, please pass on the concept.
That's a possibility.
I see some people are posting signs on their lawns that say “Anybody but Harper." That's totally the wrong message. If you don't convey the message "local strategic voting" or ("local power voting" or whatever), you are conveying the message "Vote Liberal" even if the Liberal is running third locally. Living near Oshawa, I'm very sensitive on this point.
I know what you mean & it's a very good point.. But the message is meant to be "vote for whichever candidate has the best chance of beating the Con incumbent." I think it really makes a difference what each individual riding is like, re politics, location, political history, etc. Here in Saskatchewan, my sign "ABC - Anyone But Conservatives", immediately makes folks think, Vote NDP - since the Lib party hasn't existed for several years in Sk. & has only just begun to run some candidates (after a long hiatus in the entire province) for this election. So here, it gets the msg. across, I think. Some people are putting both the "ABC" sign AND the sign of their local preferred candidate, BOTH, on their lawns. That probably sends a clearer message!