TODD JONES wrote:
> I hope we, on the sixties list are not immune to self criticism.
> Two years ago, a number of us on this list argued in support of voting for
> Ralph Nader (even thought that would probably help elect Bush) by arguing
> that "There was no real difference between the candidates. "
The last time I voted for a presidential candidate was in 1964 -- when I
voted straight DP as I had in '52, '56, & '60. It is fairly obvious that
there will never be an effective mass movement of the left with any
staying power until the grip of the DP over progressives is broken.
I will cast a blank ballot in '02 and '04 unless there is a visible
second party on the ballot with a principled opposition to all foreing
adventures of the U.S.
My argument for voting for Nader (where it was possible) was that it was
a way widely scattered progressives could say hello to each other across
the nation. That reason still holds.
A vote for the DP is a vote for endless war with different rhetoric.
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