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 Who would you vote for?
 Barack Obama (Democrat) 1 7%
 Jill Stein (Green) 7 50%
 Buddy Roemer (AE/Reform) 1 7%
 Gary Johnson (Libertarian) 1 7%
 Ron Paul (AE/Republican) 0 0%
 Mitt Romney (Republican) 0 0%
 Virgil Goode (Constitution) 0 0%
 Stewart Alexander (Socialist) 0 0%
 Write-In 3 21%
 Other 1 7%
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Who would you vote for?
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Probably Jill Stein, or Stewart Stewart Alexander. As a social democrat who admires Canada's New Democratic Party, I think Rocky, Stein, and Alexander all have great platforms.  The thing that makes Rocky the best of the three is that he has experience.  
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Boycott electoral process with demonstrations on election day.
Ben Eastwood

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Since Bernie Sanders has made it clear he wouldn't run I'd vote for Jill Stein if Rocky wasn't running, and if she was on the ballot, however, unlike the Rocky Campaign, I wouldn't work to try to get her on the ballot.  I'd also vote for Dennis Kucinich if he was running and Rocky wasn't.

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For me, the answer is simple:  I'd vote for Rocky Anderson if Jill Stein wasn't running.  I truly admire both of them a great deal.  When it comes to sheer political experience, Rocky clearly has the edge.  His record of political success as a progressive mayor in one of the most right-wing states is enormously impressive.  But the Greens have a much stronger political infrastructure (especially in California, where I live), and time is of the essence.  Also I watched an interview Jill Stein gave and was tremendously impressed.  She was smart, knowledgeable, attractive (for a 60-some-year-old woman), and even had a nice sense of humor.  She had a quality that I like:  she took her principles very seriously, but didn't take herself too seriously.

I think difficult times demand something more than mere experience:  they demand greatness.  That quality cannot be precisely defined, and yet is palpably real.  Lincoln  had it.  FDR had it.  Churchill had it.  JFK was getting it when his life was cut short.  I saw in Jill Stein a majesty of spirit and a spaciousness of soul that I believe our times require.  I think Rocky Anderson has that quality too, but I fell in love with Jill Stein.  She has demonstrated a willingness to put herself on the line--even to go to jail--for the sake of her beliefs.  With very few exceptions, her beliefs are also mine.

Maybe I'm making too much of it, but I think I detect a little difference in emphasis between the two candidates.  Rocky Anderson is a lawyer--and a damned good one.  My uncle was a justice on the Iowa Supreme Court.  He told me once that good lawyers settle most of their cases out of court.  The process of compromise and negotiating a settlement is part of what makes a good lawyer.  But, with a doctor, it's different.  If a tumor has to come out, it has to come out--and the sooner the better.  You don't compromise with a cancer cell.  I happen to think that our society has a tumor that has to come out--and the sooner the better.

So I think Jill Stein is a little more willing to engage in the politics of confrontation.  In my opinion, that's just what we need.
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The glaring problem with Jill Stein is that she refuses to build coalition and resorts to getting other candidates kicked off the ballot instead of open debate.  There was a point where there was a strong movement for a Green Justice coalition, however Jill rejected that idea and has instead worked to deny ballot access for Rocky in Illinois instead of trying to work together to build a strong coalition.  The greens do have a great network of states they get 1-2% in, but since 2000 have faded more and more each year.  I initially supported her, but after seeing her politics in action in Illinois and here in VT I now see her true colors, and they aren't green.
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