Green Presidential Nominee Jill Stein Makes Houston Campaign Stop
I saw Green Presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein speak last night in Houston.
Above you see a picture from that appearance.
Dr. Stein spoke about a hopeful agenda that involved the provision of health care, addressing climate change and protecting civil liberties.
She said that our leaders had “no exit strategies for the crises we face.”
Dr. Stein spoke well and is competent. She is a credible candidate for President of the United States.
Dr. Stein said the Green ticket was on the ballot in 85% of the nation, had qualified for matching funds, and was polling at about 2% in polls that asked about 3rd party candidates.
Dr. Stein will be in San Antonio today –10/6 –and will be back in Houston tomorrow. Here is a link to her Texas schedule.
Here is the Green Party of Texas. This link has a list of Greens on the ballot in Texas in 2012.
My view is that I’m voting for Dr. Stein in Republican Texas because she is best on our rigged economy, climate change, and issues of civil liberties and protecting the right to dissent.
If I were in a contested state I would vote for Mr. Obama as there are real and important differences between Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney.
The fact that differences do exists between the major party candidates does not mean though that Dr. Stein is wrong when she says that the rich call the shots in America and that it is up to each of us to look for new solutions to change this fact.
A strong Green Party can help push this country in a hopeful direction as it puts pressure on Democrats and as Greens gain support across America.