Green Party Watch: Talk of Stein as Possible Alternative to Sanders Gets Louder

From Green Party Watch:


With Hillary Clinton’s emergence as the likely Democratic presidential nominee, online chatter about Green Party candidate Jill Stein as a November alternative for supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders is getting louder.

Myles Hoenig, Green Party candidate for U.S. House in Maryland’s Seventh District, told PressTVthat Stein “is a true revolutionary politician in the United States, not Sanders or [Republican Donald] Trump.” Hoenig said, “Where will Sanders’ supporters go if they won’t go to Clinton? These voters are progressive and untrusting of our political establishment. The Green Party addresses all their needs and goes much further than even Sanders on positions.”

Bill Boyarsky writes at Truthdig that Sanders’ supporters “would be welcomed by Dr. Jill Stein. The physician-activist is favored to win the Green Party presidential nomination this year after heading the party’s ticket in 2012.” Stein told Boyarsky, “The whole reason for having an independent third party that cannot be silenced is there are 25 percent of Bernie’s voters who are not going into that dark night to vote for the No. 1 cheerleader for Wal-Mart, for Wall Street, for an endless war. They are looking for another place to hang their hat.”

Inquisitr reports on Stein’s outreach to Sanders, writing that Sanders has “refused the Green Party’s courting in the past, and he says he won’t play the part of the spoiler. Still, supporters of the idea point out that the Green Party National Convention takes place in August, following the Democratic National Convention in July. On social media, many have said that superdelegates should consider that hundreds of thousands of Sanders’ supporters might demand that he accept Stein’s offer” to join a Green ticket.

Sputnik News reports that according to journalist Sam Sacks, “If Sanders lost the Democratic nomination, millions of his voters could opt out from supporting Clinton, possibly seeking another candidate.” Dave Lindorff of Op-Ed News also writes about a possible Sanders spot on the Green ticket.

Sanders has said he will support the Democratic nominee.

2 thoughts on “Green Party Watch: Talk of Stein as Possible Alternative to Sanders Gets Louder

  1. Jim Polichak from Long Island

    At this time it’s looking like the race will between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. As a New Yorker who is well aware of the pasts and personalities of each of them I expect to Vote for Jill Stein. I would much rather be able to vote for Bernie Sanders in November but without some serious health, criminal, political situation that forces Clinton to withdraw the Democrats will most likely nominate her.
    Sanders has made too many commitments to the Democratic Party during his campaign to run with Stein or to ever support her.
    One of Sanders’ greatest attributes is that people believe that at the very least he believes what e promises. Some of his promises during the campaign might be more than a bit far fetched and could never be achieved in an eight Sanders administration but the groundwork can be laid.
    What we know as “ObamaCare” was built upon failed health programs put forth by FDR, HST, DDE, JFK, LBJ, RMN, and in Massachusetts Mitt Romney.
    Bernie Sanders has more in common with Teddy Roosevelt than any of the current Republican leaders of this century. The fact that they went to neighboring schools in New York City might explain some of the similarities.

  2. aurelius2112

    I’ve already been banned from DKOS(Daily Kos) and DU(Democratic Underground) in the past week for mentioning and posting this same topic.
    The DNC powers do not want this type of information to get out to the masses.

    The Green Party is the way forward for all true progressives.

    Count one Bernie supporter that has crossed over!
    Who’s the VP pick for Dr. Stein?

    This could get interesting, if we can light a fire under the progressives to take a look beyond the DNC platform. 😀

    GO GREEN!!!

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