This is a shout-out to my friends who are attending the Green Party National Convention this weekend. The Greens have slate of four potential presidential nominees (none of whom is named Ralph Nader, btw). My personal fave is former congresswoman Cynthia McKinney.
You may not like the Greens. You may think of them as spoilers. You may even blame them for Bush and Iraq. You may think that this election year is too important for people to be messing around with third parties. I disagree with all of the above. Even if I didn’t, I’d still be happy that the Greens were around. Why? Because the status quo has got to change, and if the Democrats and Republicans can’t or won’t do it, we need a party that will.