Al Sharpton

Erik Carlos Torén ectoren at
Thu Jul 17 00:05:38 MDT 2003

----- Original Message -----
From: Eli Stephens <elishastephens at>
. >But couldn't it be argued that the Democrats have no
> intrinsic principles whatsoever, and that leftists could just as well (in
> some hypothetical world) elect enough delegates to the next Democrat party
> convention to put through a platform calling for socialism and proclaiming
> (as the Democrat party already does!) the party to be the party of the
> working class?

Sure. Join

"The U.S. electoral system makes third parties difficult to build at both
the national and state level.Winner take-all districts; the absence of
proportional representation; open primaries; executive-run governments that
make coalition governments impossible; state legislative control over ballot
access and election laws all combine to impede third parties. Much of
progressive, independent political action will continue to occur in
Democratic Party primaries in support of candidates who represent a broad
progressive coalition. In such instances, democratic socialists will support
coalitional campaigns based on labor, women, people of color and other
potentially anti-corporate elements."

por el socialismo,
Erik Torén

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