I see what he's getting at, but I'm not sold on this being a viable way to change the system. It seems more like "How do I collude with the system less".
What could be much, much more fun would be to register to vote and then publicise the hell out of the worst candidates. In a positive "I'm HELPING" fashion. Make your own side want to vote for the less crazy option. Because they don't want to support the known lunatic.
This is all pretty much moot anyway as I'd suspect the numbers required to do this effectively are nowhere near possible. For every kool kid you convince that this is the way you've got a crazy senile guy who will shoot you before voting for X. (note to self, fairly sure the US has an aging population. Check this or maybe someone knows)