Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein is banking on the American people believing she has the right prescription to cure the ills of the nation in her long shot bid for the White House.
But who is Stein?
This is her second run for the Oval Office after an unsuccessful bid in 2012. She also ran unsuccessfully against Mitt Romney for Governor of Massachusetts over a decade ago.
As was noted when she ran in 2012, Stein, an internist from Lexington, Massachusetts, acknowledges that her candidacy is a super long shot. Still, she notes that a growing number of people are expressing frustration with the two major political parties and she cites the Occupy Wall Street movement as an example of that.
This election cycle, however, with the growing frustration with the two-party system and the Washington Establishment, with the loss by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders to win the Democratic nomination, Stein is hoping to tap into all those who felt the Bern. She was actively recruiting Sanders’ supporters at the Democratic National Convention.
Four years ago, Stein said in an interview, “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.”
This election that seems to be more true than then.
Again from that 2012 interview:
“It is yet another sign that we are in a different historical moment right now — that people are taking the stakes here very seriously and understanding that it is we, ourselves, who are going to get us out of this mess, we, the American people,” Stein said. “The corporate-sponsored political parties — the establishment — isn’t going to change the status quo for us. We’ve got to do it.”
You can read more about Stein and the Green Party by going to: http://www.jill2016.com/
Many may remember that the Green Party candidate in 2000 was Ralph Nader, whom many Democrats blamed for Al Gore’s loss to George W. Bush.
From the Cornfield, yes, Stein faces what would be an unobtainable goal in any other election cycle. But, this is not a normal cycle. Anything is possible.