I’m extremely sympathetic to the ideals that the Green Party purports to hold. I am not very sympathetic to the Green Party’s whining about its own troubles, and otherwise talking about itself all the time.
Cynthia McKinney didn’t get anything close to the number of votes that she would have needed to propel the Green Party to an automatic ballot position.
If you’re in a state that has any possibility of tipping to McCain, I urge you to vote for Obama. If you’re in an Obama-secure blue state like mine, however, take a closer look at your state’s ballot, and consider a progressive alternative.
To the right you can see my absentee ballot for the state of Ohio. I’ve requested it so that I can vote by mail to keep the lines short for everyone else on Election Day; four years ago in my precinct the lines stretched for