Green Party Presidential Candidate: Two-Party System "Like an Abusive Relationship"
“The voices of ordinary people are locked out of the two-party system,” she said in a recent interview with Snellville Patch, “which is by and for the lobbyists and wealthy campaign contributors.”
Her running mate, Cheri Honkala, is visiting a tent city outside of the Republican National Convention called Romneyville, a tribute to Hooverville, a popular name for tent cities set up by unemployed and homeless families during the Great Depression. During the Democratic National Convention, they will set up Obamaville.
"It's suicidal to have this kind of political system," said Stein, discussing what sets the Green party apart from Democrats and Republicans. "We don’t accept corporate money because we are people powered, not money powered. We have the liberty to stand up and fight for the solutions the American people are clamoring for."