Will Jill Stein Run For President Again?
There’s a great deal of speculation these days about whether Mitt Romney will run for the Republican presidential nomination for the 2016 election, and whether Hillary Clinton will run for the Democrats.
There has been much less speculation, however, about whether an old presidential candidate from the Green Party will return for another run. Will Jill Stein be a presidential candidate for the Green Party again?
Both Clinton and Romney have taken concrete steps toward running for President. In comparison here hasn’t been much noise from Jill Stein, who ran for President in 2012 and received less than one half of one percent of the popular vote.
Jill Stein defined the standards for success for her own campaign in 2012. A 1% showing would put the Green Party back on the political map, she said. 3% would be the strongest third party showing in decades. 5% of the popular vote would gain the Green Party a flood of campaign money for 2016.
The Jill Stein campaign failed to meet any of those goals. Still, she wouldn’t be the first political candidate to come back from a failure to try again. Will Jill Stein run for President in 2016?
Jill Stein has remained politically active, attending rallies, doing interviews, and organizing web sites. Stein will be coordinating the Green Party livestream response to the State of the Union Address tomorrow.
However, Jill Stein has not been talking about a 2016 presidential campaign in public – not even in hints. The biggest nudge in the direction towards a run that she has given was a retweet of one person’s question on Twitter about whether she would run for President in 2016. That’s it. She didn’t even add a comment of her own to the retweet.
There are no signs of organization for a new Stein for President campaign taking place. In fact, Jill Stein is still cleaning up the administrative details from her 2012 campaign.
Right now, the Green Party presidential field is populated with poorly organized crackpots. If Jill Stein waits any longer to announce a 2016 presidential campaign, the Green Party won’t gain anything from the delay. With every passing month, it looks more and more like Jill Stein for President 2016 just won’t happen.