Whig Party??? You've got to be kidding me. The name alone is enough to turn anyone in their right mind OFF. That name represents the precursor to the Republican Party. If they are only in Florida and want to merge with the FL JP (if there is one there) then fine. If the values and vision actually mesh.
The Greens are light years ahead of the JP with 225 or more elected officials nationwide. And they are not likely to change their brand, they have an international base in many governments and a 20 year head start. If we merge with anybodey it should be on a principled programatic basis, not a watering down of our principles. We are NOT a centrist populist party. That is NOT what we want to become.
I believe our true base is left independent progressive and radical elements, including Socialist, Democratic Socialist, or Social Democrat types. But our pole should include those 'conservatives' that are aligned with us programatically which will mean almost none. We are 'left' populists, not right. If not, I'm in the wrong party in spite of liking Rocky alot.
Chris (ballot access coordinator for WA state)
ps by the way when is our founding convention scheduled for and when will Rocky be vetting a VP. Will he do so from the top down or bottom up i.e. democratically.
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