[Marxism] What is to be done in 2008--questionable assumption

Mark Lause MLause at cinci.rr.com
Mon Aug 13 11:25:54 MDT 2007


The questionable assumption here is that the progressive voters--like the
insurgents of 2000--are mobilized as Democratic voters.  The Democrats claim
this, but the proportion of qualified voters who sat out 2004 (even 2006)
was quite high.

In Ohio, we had something like 100,000 Nader voters in 2000.  In 2004, the
Secretary of State here--with active Democratic pressure--announced that
they would not even count write-ins for Nader and it seems to me that most
of the 2000 insurgent voters were so angry at both that they tended to not
vote.

I wouldn't underestimate what we can mobilize with the right candidate and
the right issues, but we will never get those kind of numbers to turn out
for the Peace and Freedom Socialist Workers World Vegetarian Labor Ticket.
The sane thing is to try a unified progressive third party ticket.

ML








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