Here's the rub, if we want a different outcome, we have to quit doing the same thing and expecting different results. I believe the time is now to push 3rd party viability and here's why.
The majority are dissatisfied with the choice of Hillary or Trump. The only platform that either has to run on is that they aren't the other one. The lesser of evils is a divide and conquer strategy that has allowed both parties to become wholly corrupt by the same monied interests.
Everyone cries "but a 3rd party vote is a wasted vote!" It wouldn't be if more people would find their courage and vote for their convictions instead of hate or fear of a bogeyman.
Now, for candidates from the other parties to get on the national debate stage they must hit 15% in the national polls. I say, support 3rd party and get them that percentage. We desperately need more platforms and ideas brought on the national stage to show American's that there are more choices out there.
Get Stein and Johnson in the debates - they are the 2 with the strongest pollings at this moment. Open the stage to new ideas etc. THEN, if you find they are not polling high enough to win in November, and you are absolutely compelled to vote for a "lesser evil" once again - you can, but we will also have had the opportunity to bring viable new parties onto the scene in a meaningful way for the future.
That seems like the rational answer to me. I am supporting Jill Stein currently, but I'd be happy to see any "other" candidates on the main stage at the debates.
If we keep doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results that's the very definition of insanity. Nothing will EVER change until the people DEMAND it. That's my take on it.