Can the Green Party become an electoral force?

Kim Scipes takes a detailed look at how the Green Party is developing, and whether it can be an electoral force. He is a long-time labor activist, currently working as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Purdue University North Central in Westville, IN.

Scipes’ conclusion:

In short, the Green Party is getting electoral experience—and that’s good. But it’s not good enough. If the Green Party wants to develop, it’s got to win—and I argue it’s got to win at a “visible” level, not just local school boards or water reclamation boards, as important as they can be, but at a “higher” level. I think this means Federal level, and Congress person seems the most “doable.” The Green Party must take on this challenge—otherwise, I argue it’s doomed to superfluousness.

One Response to “Can the Green Party become an electoral force?”

  1. Larry King Says:

    The author of this story is a complete rookie. Typical intellectual wanna be, who has never actually been on the ballot for anything.

    If he had, he would understand that the Green Party long ago became an electoral force in local, state, and federal politics in the United States.

    The Green Party is also in power in center right coalition governments in Ireland, the Czech Republic, Hamburg, Germany, Kenya…a force in Columbia.

    Note Columbian Senator Ingrid Bentancourt…just release hostage, and rumored Nobel Peace prize nominee.

    The Green Party’s Petra Kelly was also nominated.

    The Green Party’s Winnie Matie of Kenya - a cabinet secretary - received the Nobel.

    The little professor, should get on the ballot as a Green if he wants to be an electoral force….not just write about theory.

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