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Forum Post: Jill Stein or Rocky Anderson for President?

Posted 11 years ago on Aug. 18, 2012, 12:38 p.m. EST by barefootaccountant (1)
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Rocky Anderson is eloquent and may make an excellent supreme court justice someday. He is a constitutional attorney and civil rights lawyer by background. But Jill Stein, in my opinion, has shown more leadership recently. I suspect she has more of a fighting spirit than the cerebral Rocky, who talks the talk; Jill, on the other hand, walks the talk. She was arrested a couple of weeks ago participating in a sit in in Philadelphia, protesting housing foreclosures at a Fannie Mae bank.

I guess you could say the difference between Stein and Anderson may be analogous to that between Washington and Jefferson. The former showed the leadership necessary to overcome tyranny; and the latter demonstrated the intelligence necessary to define a federal government.

Although I had planned to support and vote for Rocky Anderson this November, I am now supporting and voting for Jill Stein. She spent a night in jail for you and me, and that has made all the difference.

We need leaders who walk the talk. There's much too much hot air in Washington as it is. Jill Stein for President. Thank you, Jill, for joining the movement.




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[-] 2 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 11 years ago

I would be happy with either one.

Actually, just about everyone in teh entire country would be happy with either one, because it would mean we have broken the hold that the money has on our government.

[-] 1 points by gsw (3410) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 11 years ago

Please sign a petition to allow the third party candidate, Rocky Anderson, to participate in the Presidential debates


And glad you're back.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 years ago

Signed and tweeted.

What I said on the petition:

Everyone on the Ballot for the office of President of the USA should be invited to every Presidential Debate.

[-] 1 points by gsw (3410) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 11 years ago

You guys are all great.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 years ago

No prob - I believe the process should be all inclusive for participation.

[-] 1 points by gsw (3410) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 11 years ago

I support Rocky and Jill. Different methods same goals.

I support both, and the road is long and steep. We need as many people leaders as we can find to work in and outside the system for needed changes.

I can't choose one more than other at this time. I still like rocky's record, history and stands for rights and principals of all people. He is a good communicator, and is getting the message out.

Stein's activism is to be encouraged too.

Rocky has been on twitter. Tweet him with some ideas or suggestions.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8310) from Phoenix, AZ 11 years ago

Romney and Obama both have one thing in common they both take money from corporations and the 1%, Stein and Anderson both have one thing in common, neither will be President. I voted for an Anderson in 1980, Ronald Reagan taught me to never be that stupid again.

[-] 1 points by Shule (2638) 11 years ago

Will Jill Stein be on the ballot in Virginia?

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 11 years ago

What's needed here is a grass roots movement spreading the word without the crass mass media. Just use the internet and plaster every goddam vertical surface in every town in every state with the message that we just won't let these pricks destroy our world, our lives, our children's future.

Get on it. It's a bit hard for me to help, coz I'm in Australia.

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 11 years ago

Jill Stein was arrested for protesting banks for stealing people's homes.

That's my kind of candidate. Someone willing to get down to the ground level and work with the people

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (5843) 11 years ago

Good Post

[-] 1 points by alterorabolish1 (569) 11 years ago


[-] 1 points by jaktober (286) from Sonoma, CA 11 years ago

Stein will be on the ballot in more states, and is heading a movement (not that Rocky isn't). I think an Anderson/Stein ticket would have been awesome.

Either rate, I'm going to help build the Green Party rather than try to start a new party from scratch. I like Rocky and am pretty disappointed with Barr for taking the California ballot from his campaign (he withdrew, but won the Primary out here for the Peace and Freedom Party).

[-] -1 points by bensdad (8977) 11 years ago

Has anyone ever elected a "Green" to national office?

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 11 years ago

no because they are blinded by party hate and brainwashed by propaganda paid for with billions of dollars every single election.

This is why real candidates go unheard of in the primaries... this is why democrats didn't vote for the guy that actually took the time to try and impeach Bush for war crimes.. this is why republicans vote for Mitt Romney. MONEY IN FUCKING POLITICS

In my state the newspaper and debates don't recognize you as a candidate until you've raised 50,000 dollars.

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 11 years ago

OK - you have slammed the system - generally, I don't disagree

TODAY - what are you going to DO about it?

and I know you are a "primaries" person
what makes you think that a teapotty voter supression president & congress will ever ALLOW another primary? AND TODAY - what are you going to DO about that?

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 11 years ago

not support the system

I'm going to use free-will and break away from the mold

the moneyed candidates are a big part of the problem. I'm not going to support the 2 people buying the election and smothering democracy.

if only a majority of people did that we could have real candidates that work for the people... that and the estimated 90 million people that don't vote. They need to vote. If they did they outnumber the bought politicians every time.

I'm going to try it. I hope others will join me. It might take a while... I have a life time.

[-] 0 points by bensdad (8977) 11 years ago

You may have a lifetime -
so do the prisoners supporting the prison industrial complex
so do the drug lords who are helped by our war on drugs so do the children taught the world is 6000 years old so do the koch brothers who are doing their best to make sure we melt ASAP

live long and prosper

[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 11 years ago

dumb comparison.

Obama and Romney support the drug war and the prison industrial complex

Maybe you should look into the candidates in the duopoly that you support

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 11 years ago

green peace offers jobs walking door to door raising funds

I have a hard time believing people should give their money for a cause when I don't

[-] 0 points by bensdad (8977) 11 years ago

Although people here range from brilliant to troll, there are very few stupid.
I put in the stupid class those that believe a third party will create a third party winner. Note, I don't put Geen, etc supporters in this category. They are the ones who believe VOTING for a third party & in unicorns & the easter bunny.
I may not love everything about the "two" candidates or parties, but I ask you to do what may NOT FEEL GOOD TO YOU but will be best for America - vote for a "two".
If you had an infection, would you r ather take a sweet ant-biotic?
or one that cures the infection?

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 11 years ago

thinking Obama or Romney are going to stop serving the banks is like believing in fucking unicorns.

Goldman Sachs runs that shit. Who's DOJ just let Goldman off the hook? Can anyone say executive branch?

How come you never hear Obama or Romney talk about the trillion dollars the frauds at Bank of America got from the fed?

Spoon feeding yourself duopoly propaganda will get you nowhere. Obama/Romney 2012 is funded by over a BILLION dollars from corporate whores.

Don't just think 3rd party. Think about paying attention in the primaries.