The Green Party Sets Their Candidate
Although they have yet to hold their convention, the Republican party will surely nominate Governor Romney as their candidate for President. With the Democratic nomination assured and the Libertarians selecting Governor Gary Johnson, the only candidate from a major party left to be selected in the 2012 Presidential election was the Green Party. This week, that party will hold its nomination and select Dr Jill Stein as their nominee.
The nomination has been Dr Stein's for a while, as she has secured 205 of the 317 delegates allocated to date. Actress and comedian Roseanne Barr was the closest competitor with 84 delegates.
Dr Stein's nomination comes at a time when there is growing discontent at the lack of differentiation between the Democratic and Republican parties and a growing concern that neither party responds to the will of the people. This could lead to higher turnout than previous years for Green and Libertarian candidates. However, the closeness of the Obama/Romney race may also lead voters to further believe that selecting from the two major candidates is the best use of their vote.
We are still building Dr Stein's profile based on debates, statements, and speeches. Her website puts for a well developed economic plan that we will highlight later. However, her website is also lacking in information on a number of social issues and other items.