If I have any biases, they're against her, a flume person, meaning inchoate emotion as a kind of battery.
Yep, thats a good description of my impression of her too. I liked the Green party's 2004 ticket (see Edgar's thread from then
) a lot better.
I'm guessing the Greens have made the same compromise with themselves as the Libertarians this year.
Cobb/LaMarche '04 was a solid party ticket: two activists with a long, reliable track record in the Green Party and green and left-wing politics. But they got zilch in the elections, because they got zilch media coverage, because nobody knew who Cobb and LaMarch were.
So what to do? Lacking a high-cred, high-profile leader, parties like these often face the choice between a reliable nobody, and some vanity johnny-come-lately who dropped their way because he or she didnt have much of a future anymore in their own party - but who does bring name recognition and possible media coverage.
The Libertarians faced the same problem this year. They had a true believer running in '04, and he got zilch. Hard to underestimate the desperation such total failure to gain a foothold fosters. It led the Libertarians, earlier this year, to an extremelyamusing
convention, where a bare majority eventually embraced Bob Barr, despite his anti-libertarian past as religious conservative and very new-found allegiance to the party.
I see the Greens' choice for McKinney in the same light.