More indications that Jill Stein will seek Green Party Presidential nomination

Peregrin Wood at Irregular Times:

There’s a new Twitter feed for Green Party politician Jill Stein, with the address featuring a suggestive year: jillstein2012. At the same time, Jill Stein’s web site has been transformed, no longer focusing on her past political campaigns in Massachusetts. The site is now entitled Draft Jill Stein for President.

dog questionThe domain, jillstein.org, is registered to Ken Selcer of Lexington, Massachusetts, and asserts that it is being “run by Green Party volunteers.” Among the volunteers that have signed up so far are Ron Hardy and David Schwab, editors of Green Party Watch.

Also among the list of volunteers is Jill Stein herself. I’d say that this presidential draft effort is one that’s likely to be successful.

The Jill Stein Facebook page reports that “We expect Jill Stein to announce her decision to run for President on October 24th. Spread the word.”

It seems that Jill Stein won’t be the Sarah Palin of the Green Party, stringing her supporters along in order to get some attention. I don’t have much doubt at this point that we’re going to see a Jill Stein campaign for President.

7 thoughts on “More indications that Jill Stein will seek Green Party Presidential nomination

  1. Jeremy C. Young

    I think Jill Stein is about the best we’re going to do in the GP this year. She’s a candidate of the caliber of Lee Wrights — good, solid activist, responsible candidate, no name recognition, doesn’t light the world on fire as a speaker. That’s a good candidate for a down year as a third party; in this year, I’ll take it.

  2. Jeremy C. Young

    I would argue that Barr and McKinney undermined the LP and GP. They didn’t attract any votes by virtue of their (negligible) name recognition, and they hurt the party’s organizing and branding efforts. The best third-party candidate of 2008, bar none, was Chuck Baldwin. I think Stein and Wrights are candidates in a similar mold, although Baldwin had the advantage of being a more polished speaker.

    Meanwhile, I’m enjoying this video from Stein’s 2009 Gubernatorial campaign: Jill Stein: Fat Cats.

  3. paulie Post author

    I would argue that Barr and McKinney undermined the LP and GP. They didn’t attract any votes by virtue of their (negligible) name recognition, and they hurt the party’s organizing and branding efforts.

    There’s a lot of truth in that.

    The best third-party candidate of 2008, bar none, was Chuck Baldwin.

    Baldwin did good – he improved his party’s vote total by about a third from the previous round, despite lacking ballot access in some of the largest states they had the previous time, and snagged an endorsement from Ron Paul.

    Socialist candidate Brian Moore and the BTP’s Charles Jay are also notable for getting several major media interviews despite having very little ballot access or campaign money.

  4. George Phillies

    From Green Party Watch

    “Jill Stein will launch her Presidential Campaign Thursday Oct. 24 at 12:30pm at the State House in Boston, MA. She vows to end unemployment in America and to stop the Wall Street robbery of Main Street.

    MEDIA ADVISORY

    For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 18, 2011”

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