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Politics

Dead party walking
November 14, 2004

by Jeffrey St. Clair

Buried in the ossuary of roadkill from the November election you will find all that remains of the once brawny Green Party, now splattered into a micro-stain on the electoral scorecard with evidence of its passing barely detectable by even the most expert political forensic scientist.

The Green Party, notorious spoiler of Democratic aspirations in 2000, not only wasn't a factor in this election; its very existence was scarcely mentioned by the press ... or by anyone else.

This sorry state of play was hardly surprising since the Green Party's presidential candidate, a mortician-like lawyer named David Cobb, told CounterPunch a few weeks ago that he wasn't the least bit concerned about how many votes might come his way on election day.

Well, Mission Accomplished, Commander Cobb. And, in case you missed it, you and your running mate, Pat LaMarche, only convinced a mere 106,264 voters nationwide to pull your lever or punch your chad.


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