Stein's Croudsourcing for Prospective Green Party VP
The Lexington resident and presumptive Green Party presidential candidate is looking for online input regarding her running mate, plus her Mother's Day video and reaction to President Obama support for marriage equality.
Jill Stein, the Lexington resident and prospective Green Party presidential nominee, is crowdsourcing to select a running mate in her bid to give the White House a Green makeover.
Earlier this week, Stein’s campaign announced she had crossed the 50 percent threshold to winning the Green Party’s 2012 nomination and had locked up 75 percent of all delegates, with the next nearest candidate—comedienne Roseanne Barr, who’s more concerned with platforms than the presidency—14 percent.
With Stein’s stronghold on presumptive nominee status, queries have turned to the topic of a Green Party veep, and her team, in turn, is looking to the interwebs for suggestions.
“Many have asked about who Jill Stein will choose as her vice presidential running mate,” Stein’s website says. “Now that she is the prospective nominee, we need to hear from you.”
And then it asks: “Who would you like to see considered for this role?” and “What are you looking for in a vice presidential candidate and in a running mate for Dr. Stein?”
Stein, who is 18 for 18 in Green Party state primaries, conventions and caucuses, said she’s excited about the building momentum and taking the first step in her search for a running mate.
“I am thrilled to be well on my way to representing the Green Party in this year’s presidential race,” Stein said on her website. “We’re the only national party that isn’t corporately owned, and I am proud to stand for those who are committed to putting their votes where their values are.”
In other recent Jill Stein for President news, Stein welcomed President Barack Obama’s new stance on marriage equality while stopping just short of calling it a flip-flop, and posted this Mother’s Day video talking about how children's health and women's rights issues brought her to political advocacy.