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Alternative Presidential Candidates

Comments are invited about the alternatives to Bush/Kerry in 2004. Note that in CA at least, Kerry is ahead of Bush by some 15%, so CA is a safe state to vote the alternative candidates.
Comments are invited about the alternatives to Bush/Kerry in 2004. Note that in CA at least, Kerry is ahead of Bush by some 15%, so CA is a safe state to vote the alternative candidates. Nader is not likely to be on the CA ballot.

Since the Revolutionary Party is such a new party, have you considered endorsing or supporting an established party presidential candidate such as David Cobb of the Green Party? Note that he supports withdrawal of US troops from Iraq but does not mention putting the UN in their place (unlike the Peace and Freedom Party Candidate Leonard Peltier www.politics1.com/pfp04.htm who apparently ,according to Steve Argue, supports putting the UN in charge of security for Iraq). The platform statements of Cobb and the Green Party are fairly sparse and not too detailed. The national Green Party ten points seem to be better than the CA version because the CA version is too vague. See www.votecobb.org/

www.votecobb.org/modules.php

and www.votecobb.org/video/dc5.html for more information. It would be interesting to pin Cobb down on his limited statements about withdrawing troops from Iraq (and Afghanistan). Did he go into more detail at the convention?
 
 


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Re: Alternative Presidential Candidates

I am giving critical support to John Parker and Teresa Gutierrez, the presidential candidates of the Workers' World Party.

A message from John Parker and Teresa Gutierrez:

Support the Workers World Party election campaign:
Isn't it time workers spoke for themselves?

Every four years it's the same story. Millionaire/billionaire politicians funded by Big Business pose as friends of workers. But after the
elections, no matter who wins, the results are the same: more war, more union busting, more racism and bigotry, more hardship for poor and
working people.

The choice between Republican and Democrat this year is a choice between the greater evil and the lesser evil. Certainly when it comes to the
interests of the workers and oppressed worldwide, the answer to the bosses' evil is not to vote for Bush, author of the bloody war and occupation of Iraq--nor vote for Kerry, who wants to increase the number of troops in Iraq and declares, "failure is not an option."

Workers World Party runs in the elections, too. But we're not in it to play the warmongers' game. We're here to crash the elections. And we
have great candidates-John Parker for president and Teresa Gutierrez for vice president. People of color. Workers. Anti-war activists. Long time
working-class fighters.

Our goal is to reach tens of thousands, if not millions, of people with a message they won't hear anywhere else: Bring the troops home now. Real social change happens through class struggles, not elections. Workers need
their own party to represent their interests. United in solidarity, we can organize an independent movement to fight for a society that puts people's needs before profit and global conquest.

We know many workers are eager to hear this refreshing message. The candidates are ready to crisscross the country visiting picket lines,
community centers and schools, and joining demonstrations. But they need your help.

Jobs. Equality. Socialism. Not war. Spread the message. No matter who wins Nov. 3, you'll help advance the movement for a better world.
 

Tired of this

"Kerry is ahead of Bush by some 15%, so CA is a safe state to vote the alternative candidates."

Voting is about choosing the candidate that best represents your views, not about voting forwho is likely to win....

Vote your heart. No matter where you live....
 

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