Posted by Beckett on January 27, 2012, at 20:17:12
In reply to Re: Joe Bageant » Beckett, posted by sigismund on January 27, 2012, at 16:11:04
You speak of Ralph Nader. Sigh. About registration, I can register as Green and on election day vote as I please. I needn't hand my vote away to say, Newt Gingrich. Registration here would only allow me access to vote in my particular party's primary. So if I had an interest in the outcome of the Republican primary, I could register as Republican (I think at least 90 days before the primary but not sure) in order to vote.
So this is a good time for me to register as Green. I can still vote democrat if I choose as I have always done. The Green Party finally did not approve from what I understand of Mr. Nader's campaign strategies in 2000. I am still reading through the Green party platform which, honestly, is more than I have done for the democratic platform. I believe their approach to the electoral process is at the grassroots level rather than the presidency and focus on holding more local and lower level offices.
But some say Al Gore had other troubles as well. As much as I dearly like him. What a botched and vexed event, calamitous from my perspective. I feel he would have been too good a president. If that makes sense.
*call my family/
/tell them I'm lost on the sidewalk