To the Editor:
In his call for a third party, Thomas L. Friedman writes about a “radical center” between Democrats and Republicans.
But instead of a gap I see an overlap, occupied by politicians who, in the name of moderateness and bipartisanship, are willing to keep our health care under the control of insurance companies, send taxpayer-funded bailouts to Wall Street, compromise with polluters on measures to curb global warming and cede constitutional war powers to the White House.
An alternative to the two parties already exists: the Green Party.
We agree with Mr. Friedman that Americans deserve the right to vote for whichever candidates best represent their interests, without a two-party limit. The Green Party is already offering voters a real choice on Election Day.
Washington, Oct. 3, 2010
The writer is media coordinator for the Green Party of the United States.