The Green Party of the United States started their national convention thursday. Ralph Nader is not on hand, as he is supporting former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson for president this year. GPUSA, meanwhile, formally nominated Jill Stein as its presidential candidate today. Stein, a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, handily defeated Rosanne Barr in the primaries.
Her choice for a running mate is poverty activist Cheri Honkala, currently executive director of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign. They appeared together for the first time Friday. The rock band Woven Green played.
I’m baaaaaack! It’s Friday the Thirteenth. Correction, it WAS Friday the Thirteenth. Times flies sometimes. Here, then, are YESTERDAY’s presidential tracking polls:
Rasmussen : Obama 46%, Romney 45%, some other candidate 5% (3-day) (likely voters)
Gallup : Obama 46%, Romney 46% (7-day) (registered voters)
- Obama Presidential Approval
Rasmussen : Approve 48%, Disapprove 51% (3-day) (likely voters)
Gallup : Approve 45%, Disapprove 48% (3-day) (registered voters)
The race is still even. Whatever damage the Bain controversy and the president’s commercials have done to Romney has been counterblanced by the damage the economy is still doing to Mr. Obama. Additionally, several polls show youth and Latino projected turnout (saying they will vote) to be lower than other groups. Worse yet, since the Republican convention is a month and a half away, we will be subject to the Dog Torturer’s vice presidential pick soon. What a summer!