I finally finished my ballot, and dropped it off. While I was filling it out, I was struck by the fact that the only Green Party person asking for my vote was for President (2 if you count VP). Now, I didn’t vote for her, and frankly anyone not running as a Democrat is one strike against them.
But there are some positions where if the Greens are serious about running, I’d give them a look. I live in the 36th District and none of my legislators had someone running against them. Now I think I’d have voted for either of the House members over some long-shot from a different party. I could see the Greens doing some good trying to push Gael Tarleton to the left with a campaign, but I wouldn’t be on board.
But Reuven Carlyle? I mean he’s been pushing charters for years. He’s now on team I-hate-the-homeless, and opposed to rail to Ballard. I’d rather see a challenge from a Democrat, but it seems like if the Greens insist on running candidates, those sorts of offices will do a lot more good than running for President.