Sure am glad Ralph Nader gave the Democrats something to bitch about. They’ve all been so sunshiney positive the past few years (I gotta develop that sarcasm font). But enough about the Dems, let’s bitch about the Greens (and every other third, fourth, fifth and 27th party). The major flaw (will just concentrate on one) is the shoot for the top philosophy. I can’t buy into the idea that having a presidential candidate gives the party legitimacy and a national face. All having someone at the top of the ballot accomplishes is to make the party a national punchline. All those millions that will be donated to Nader’s campaign could work wonders in state house and county commission races. It’s like someone complaining about the lack of minorities in Harvard med school while inner city elementary schools are using science text books that discuss how one day man will land on the moon (or that don’t mention evolution… oh wait). Construct a base and build on that. Thus our nation is seemingly generations away from a viable third party, as one of the big two works closer to extinction.
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