Media should cover third-party presidential candidates


Well, OK, let's think about these words of Jill Stein for a moment, as the 2016 presidential race enters, oh Lord, it's final month - and the possibility still looms that this country could elect a hybrid of Benito Mussolini and Jim Crow its next, uh, commander in chief.

She would "turn the White House into a Green House", launching an emergency jobs program to deal with climate problems, so as to deal with "two emergencies at once". "The Green New Deal is a win-win-win all around". That happens to make up a large share of the Green Party's base, so a model that fails to take these voters into account will have Jill Stein underperforming.

We know Donald Trump had a rough week last week, and now that we've got new polling coming in, it's beginning to come into focus.

Roper explained the basis for the decision to stop polling early: "We had come to the conclusion that people didn't change their minds very much in the closing weeks of the campaign... because during the life of public opinion research on the present "scientific" basis, we had one constant - Roosevelt. What we're looking at makes Pearl Harbor look like small potatoes".

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We can not leave the enormous task of addressing the climate crisis to a climate denier like Donald Trump, a candidate who sold fracking around the world like Hillary Clinton, or a candidate who says it's okay to do nothing because the sun will eventually swallow the Earth anyway.

Stein has said she also believes in a living wage and looks to remove unemployment by using the federal government to employ Americans, similarly to the Works Progress Administration under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. We need the community to control our police, and a truth and reconciliation system.

Clinton's challenge among minority millennials is less one of winning them over from Johnson and Stein, and more one of generating a sufficient sense of urgency to get them to the polls in greater numbers. Stein, however, draws mainly from those who would otherwise support the Democratic candidate.

The establishment is trying as hard as they can to marginalize us, to shut us out of the dialogue, to say that a vote for a candidate who's not a Democrat or a Republican is a wasted vote.

Feinstein also said the presidential candidate's visit to Santa Barbara County is significant because of the region's environmental history and its possibility for a particularly "troubled" future. He said he plans to vote for Clinton in November.

"There are such negative views about Trump and Clinton", Green said.

A new Gallup poll found that almost 60 percent of Americans say the country needs a third party.

Jones said Stein could earn her vote if she puts the wants and needs of ordinary people above those of herself and the wealthy.

So will 2016 be a repeat of 1948 and see voters now supporting Johnson or Stein abandon their candidate and pick between the major party "lesser of two evils"?

The pair made the trip from Asheville, N.C., to show their support for Stein and to talk to other college students about the issues she fights for.

Binder says the results suggest third party voters are chipping away at Clinton's lead over Trump, for now.