[Marxism] Voting by the U.S. Left--and the main stategic goal of 2004

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at osu.edu
Mon Feb 23 04:47:19 MST 2004


"Marvin Gandall", Sun, 22 Feb 2004 13:08:17 -0500:

>The more relevant comparison for the Greens is with earlier 
>mass-based third party bids like that of the Progressive party in 
>1948, Socialist Party in the 30's, and Debs' campaigns before and 
>after WWI. It'd be interesting to know what those totals were, 
>especially as a percentage of the voting electorate, if Mark or 
>anyone else has that information.

"U.S. Presidential Elections: Leftist Votes": 
<http://www.marxists.org/history/usa/government/elections/president/timeline.htm>.

>The reality, as Jim points out, is that until there is a systemic 
>crisis, nothing works at the present time - not an entry into the 
>Democrats, not the Greens, not the far left.

That all depends on what you mean when you say "nothing works." 
"Works" for what purpose?
-- 
Yoshie

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