Chomsky Says Pick the Lesser of Two Evils (If You're In a Swing State)

I was surprised to hear him mention that people have done better under Democrats than Republicans -- implying: over many decades -- not because it's false, but because I wonder whether that was the case over the past 30 years. Is it in fact true that people did better under Clinton than Reagan-Bush-Bush? And, if so, which people?

Anyway, I don't live in a swing state, so I'm voting for Nader. If I were in a swing state, especially with the addition of Palin, I'd think long and hard about it.