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> The implosion of the Green Party, V.P. candidate knows who to vote for
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post Jul 4 2004, 05:47 PM
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In a recent interview, the newly nominated Green Vice Presidential candidate has stated that if the election is close, that she will vote for Kerry!

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"If the race is tight, I'll vote for Kerry," LaMarche said. "I love my country. But we should ask them that, because if Dick Cheney loved his country, he wouldn't be voting for himself."

This is the sound a political party makes as it commits suicide.

http://www.counterpunch.org/stclair07022004.html

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1.)Excusing the crude term of suicide, does LaMarche's comments signal the end of the Green party?

2.)How important will her statement be to other Greens who are weighing voting for Kerry?

3.)Did the Green party really exist outside of Ralph Nader?
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post Jul 5 2004, 05:39 AM
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1.)Excusing the crude term of suicide, does LaMarche's comments signal the end of the Green party?


For this election season? Could be. Forever? Probably not.

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2.)How important will her statement be to other Greens who are weighing voting for Kerry?


Could swing the votes to Kerry. Last Prez election I was into the Libertarian party, actually "joined" (by donating a twenty), but voted for Gore because it looked so close.

This was an emotional thing for me because my vote wasn't going to be counted anyway (Colorado is Republican). Just wanted one more "no W" stat on the books. Besides, Gore was an Internet Super Highway pioneer tongue.gif , while Browne was, well, a salesman. I kinda hoped that a Gore win would revitalize telecom, but that didn't happen -- either way. No Gore win, telecom tanked.

Coincidence? Hard to tell. Have my doubts. Believe we lost vision in 2000.

I really do believe that when it comes to actually making the choice this time around, the issues will not have to do with one idealism over another but in where the country ought to head. Yes, the lesser of two evils, but lesser still.

And of course it will be up to the individuals making choices in the voting booths. I don't think anyone is going to be thinking that their stinking little vote doesn't really count this time around.

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3.)Did the Green party really exist outside of Ralph Nader?


Sure. Greens make up a worldwide organization that happens to have some US presence. As ecological issues become more important (and they will inevitably), the Green party will have more influence. Perhaps not as having directly elected officials, but more likely as providing advisors for officials.
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