Green Party 2020 Nothing But Old Jokes So Far
A year and a half ago, the Green Party was struggling for attention. The presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders was draining attention away from Jill Stein, who also suffered from ill-informed accusations that she was opposed to vaccinations. What has been of more lasting damage to Stein is the fact that she joined Donald Trump’s advisor Mike Flynn to attend a paid dinner celebrating Russia’s propaganda with Vladimir Putin as the 2016 presidential election was approaching its height, arousing suspicions that Stein may have been co-opted, or even consciously recruited, as a spoiler serving the agenda of the Kremlin.
So who is left to run as the Green Party presidential candidate in 2020? Last week, the FEC received papers for Jennifer Walters to register as a Green Party candidate for President, but as with the 2016 election, this registration is a joke. Jennifer Walters isn’t a real person. She’s the alter ego of the Marvel Comics character She-Hulk. The character’s skin is green, you see, and so, the humor lies in the… sigh.
It isn’t even a fresh joke.
The only other Green Party candidate for the White House in the 2020 election is Eugene Patilio, who registered a month ago to campaign for Vice President in 2020 – not President.
This level of disorganization is far beyond what the Green Party had summoned at the equivalent place in the election cycle last time, suggesting that, in 2020, Green Party politics will be effectually, if not completely, absent from national politics.