For The Record, Jill Stein Would Have Made A Great President
Caitlin Johnstone

That’s all very well and good, but without a strategy for actually becoming president, why does it matter? For a progressive to become president in our current first-past-the-post electoral system, she has to win a nomination from one of the two parties. Running as a third party candidate isn’t going to produce victory.

So, either she wasn’t interested in victory, or knew it was impossible and decided to run anyway. I can’t say that’s an invalid thing to do, but it sure is frustrating.

The way to actually win involves a lot more work than that. My criticism of Jill Stein is that she doesn’t seem willing to do that work. Take the power away from the current leaders of the Democratic party, either by systematically eliminating first-past-the-post voting in every state or by taking over the party. If she isn’t willing to do this work, then what’s the point?

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