Dr. Jill Stein is the officially selected Green Party presidential candidate, her campaign website reports. She is now taking on the nominees from the Republican and Democratic parties by highlighting their complicity in America's current economic crisis.
When did Stein receive the Green Party's nomination?
When the party met for its convention last week, the candidate received 193.5 out of a possible 294 delegate votes. Runner-up Roseanne Barr garnered 72 votes and third-place finisher Kent Mesplay came in with only 17 delegate votes.
How will the Green Party candidate differentiate herself from Mitt Romney and Barack Obama?
"Voting for either Wall Street candidate -- Romney or Obama -- just gives a mandate for four more years of corporate rule. Every vote we receive is a vote for democracy, for the 99%, and for the survival of the planet," Stein explains. Highlighting Romney's role with Bain and calling it a "poster child for the entire corrupt Wall Street economy," she does not back down where the Democratic incumbent for the presidency is concerned. "For his part, Obama filled his White House with Wall Street lobbyists and executives who've led the charge for offshoring," Stein asserts. She goes on record noting that Obama's hands-off policy with respect to Romney's business record is due to the Democratic Party's complicity in three trade agreements that jeopardize American jobs.
What is the main emphasis of Stein's campaign?
Stein is campaigning for a government Americans can trust, New England Cable News outlines. "The ship is going down," she says. Warning that the fixes proposed by President Obama are short-term solutions at best, Stein urges voters to change the course of the country for the long term.
Isn't a vote for the Green Party nominee a wasted vote?
Wondering why anyone would still be rooting for the Chicago Cubs -- if Americans really only want to back winners -- the Green Party points out that limiting choices to the top-tier candidates is actually putting a limitation on democracy. "When you mark your ballot come November, are you going to vote for a candidate that readily admits he doesn't care for the poor; are you going to vote for a candidate that asked for, and received permission to order the assassination of American citizens?" the party asks.
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