Nominee Jill Stein Leads Green Party Ticket

Monday, September 03, 2012

The two-party system has dominated the American political sphere since its inception, but it’s important not to overlook the third party candidates who have had their fair share of influence on main stream frontrunners.

Jill Stein is the Green Party nominee for President of the United States. That's the same party blamed for swinging the 2000 election away from Al Gore.

Ms. Stein has taken an unusual path to the White House. She started her career as a physician, lost in her campaign for Massachusetts governor, lost in her running for legislature, and finally ran for municipal office and won. Now she has her eye on the presidency, and is running a campaign with a focus on the economy, climate change, and health care.

Guests:

Jill Stein

Produced by:

Ellen Frankman

Comments [7]

I'm trying to get a Romney voter who wants to make a statement to vote for a third party candidate (and not cheat at the last minute). This way, instead of our votes just canceling each other out, we make a statement that the current system is not working and we want a real change. The candidate won't win, but at least we don't negate each other and waste our 2 votes.

Sep. 21 2012 07:03 PM
Juanita J Cross

I'm 85 and female, I've listened to all sides of this political debate, haven't heard anything that isn't OLD HAT stuff,Jill and her running partner are the best of the 3 so far, what I'd like to see is some really good changes for our country.
!. take all the money these politians take in, (Who really gets any benefit from these funds which are in the millions, The advertisers and campaign officials.
Take this money put iot towards paying off the offthe DEDFICIT,
@. Like theRepublicans whined when Rooosoevelt won the 4 term, They changed the ruling that it could be only for two years, now withe the congress, senators, and any other official running for office in the US Gooveornment , change their status to no more than 4 years, then slso change their pension status the same as the rest of the US Gov employees like I was to the Social Security sestem, none of this we have our own priate system for retirement, which makes millionairs out of pretty much each f them, which is not fair to any other government employee, It should be a pivelidge to serve our country, in any type of service, give an honest days pay for an honest days worth of work. if this would happen , our country would be better off, the deficit paid off, we would be beholden to no othet country, and dalso cut short the time for campaigns to run, 2 months is long enough to get the point across, not almost 4 years, and it has been done. Bu lets get something good done for all the citizens, not just a few electged PRIMA DONS OR DONAS !! I'm a widow of USNavy Veteran of WW II and Korean War

Sep. 11 2012 07:10 PM
Herbgee

I agree strongly with Larry Fisher. If the Green Party named Obama as their
candidate, the Democratic leadership would have to take its views into
consideration, especially if the ticket produced the kind of numbers that
were significant. Third party candidates are modern -day Quixotes, taking votes from the party that is most likely to share their aims.

Sep. 04 2012 02:43 PM
Don McAdam from Atlanta, GA

A vote for Mitt Romney is a vote for Mitt Romney.

Honestly, a vote for Jill Stein is a vote for progressive politics. Perhaps if enough people voted for Stein, our so called progressive president would actually act more like a progressive. Maybe he'd press for a quicker end to his war in Afghanistan. Maybe he'd break-up the too big to fail banks. Maybe he'd become fiscally responsible by raising taxes on the wealthy and making sure corporations pay their fair share in taxes.

Sep. 04 2012 02:36 PM
clay

I'm voting for Jill Stein in the hopes of forwarding the multi-party state. This is a greater goal than electing a specific candidate this year.

Sep. 04 2012 12:13 AM
Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

Third Party Candidates have to acknowledge that outside of a complete meltdown, Americans are going to vote either Republican or Democratic.

So, I think if a Third Party Candidate would deal with that issue by saying,"If enough people vote for our Third Party, The Republicans and Democrats will try to incorporate our ideology into their platform, and that makes us winners."

When a Third Party Candidate pretends that they can actually win, it makes them sound crazy...Americans hate crazy when it comes to Third Party Candidates.

Sep. 03 2012 10:17 AM
Becky from Effingham, SC

A vote for Jill Stein is a vote for Mitt Romney. That's reality. Look what happened to Gore when Nader ran. Mitt Romney's energy policy is drain American first. He and his party scoff at global warming/global climate change, let alone that we can do anything about it. He wants to gut the EPA. If you're green and you vote for Stein, you're voting against your interests. Obama hasn't been everything a green could hope for, but Romney is everything a green could hope against. Don't waste your vote making a statement. Vote for the better candidate who actually has a chance of winning.

Sep. 03 2012 09:37 AM

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