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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-14-12 03:05 AM
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Two people who will lose Presidential bids this year are from Massacchusetts
Edited on Sat Jul-14-12 03:06 AM by No Elephants
Neither of them will even win their home state. But, oh, what a difference between them!

Jul 14, 3:54 AM EDT

Doctor poised for Green Party nod for president

Associated Press

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- A Massachusetts doctor who ran against Republican Mitt Romney for governor a decade ago is poised to challenge him again as the Green Party's nominee for president.

Dr. Jill Stein isn't shy about admitting her candidacy is a super long shot. Still, she noted that a growing number of people are expressing frustration with the nation's two mainstream political parties. She cited the Occupy Wall Street movement as an example.

"People are not wedded to these parties, and they are as unhappy with the money-dominated political process as they are unhappy with the products of that process," Stein, 62, said in an interview the day before she was expected to accept the party's nomination at its convention on Saturday

So far, the Green Party has only qualified for the ballot in 21 states, and the party has not yet qualified for the ballot in Maryland, where its convention is being held. The party has until Aug. 6 to submit 10,000 signatures in Maryland. Stein said she is hopeful the party will eventually qualify in at least 40 states.

Stein noted that the Green Party has qualified for federal matching funds for the first time in its 11-year history.

She will come in a distant third, at best. However, qualifying for matching funds for the first time in history ain't nutthin.

Though the Greens Will lose, I hope they make a good enough showing to send a message. i am beyond tired of the relentless rightward march of this country.
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