Aug 25, 2010

IL: "How Can You Be a Spoiler of Something that's Already Rotten?" –Green Party Candidate for Governor

From Illinois Statehouse News:
Rich Whitney does not want just your consideration. He wants your vote. The Green Party candidate for governor visited Springfield on Monday to explain his stances on issues and why he is the best person to take the state’s top post.

Current Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and state Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, are considered the front-runners to become Illinois’ next governor. A recent poll had Brady up on Quinn 39 percent to 30 percent, with Whitney earning 11 percent of respondents’ support.

Whitney understands that Illinoisans are reluctant to vote for a third-party candidate. But he says voters must consider alternatives if they want to help fix a state that is facing enormous troubles.
“The ‘Achilles’ heel’ of many a third-party movement and the Greens (Green Party Candidate) is, ‘I don’t think they can win, therefore I have to choose the lesser evil.’ And my response to that is, where’s the lesser evil here? How can you be a spoiler of something that’s already rotten?”

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