November Elections: Terrible Choices for Progressives
There has been a lot of time and energy wasted arguing the merits of Cobb, versus Nader, versus Kerry lately. So much so, that I've personally backed away from reading such discussions and when I do read them I get increasingly irritated. Follows is an excerpt from
from Dave Pollard's 'How to Save the World
' which puts the progressive's choices in perspective and helps focus our options. Read the entire piece
, stop arguing and use the voice we have readily available.
"Such a squandering of the opportunity to unite and rid America of the worst president in its history and present voters with an unmistakable choice and contrast in 2004 is inexcusable. To hope and expect Bush to defeat himself by sheer incompetence may be a viable election strategy, but it is a cowardly one, and an insult to the electorate, which deserves assurances of immediate and unequivocable rollbacks of this miscreant president's ideological and criminal agenda of the past four years, and decisive constitutional actions to prevent their recurrence. It is almost as if Nader, the Greens, and the Democrats are daring progressives to stay home on election night."
posted by Cyndy