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Cobb and LaMarche respond to Kerry's speech

Democratic Nominee Avoids Major Issues, Takes Progressives for Granted

Press Release from Cobb / LaMarche campaign
In his acceptance speech for the Democratic nomination, John Kerry took a predictable path to the right and studiously avoided mention of a
range of issues important to progressives in America.

"Kerry's speech was carefully crafted and well-delivered but totally devoid of substance," said Blair Bobier, Media Coordinator for the
Cobb-LaMarche Green Party presidential campaign.

"The words most progressives wanted John Kerry to speak, including many members of the Democrat Party were these: 'Let's bring our troops home
now.' Kerry's silence was deafening," said Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb

"Senator Kerry also made no mention of supporting equal rights for gay and lesbian couples, he didn't talk about repealing the so-called
'Patriot' Act, he didn't talk about raising the minimum wage to a living wage, he didn't talk about ending the racist war on drugs, he didn't mention global warming or the Kyoto accords, he
ignored affirmative action, he didn't talk about publicly financing campaigns and getting corporate money out of elections and he didn't
say how he was going to pay for 40,000 new troops and the biggest defense budget in the history of the planet," said Cobb.

"Senator Kerry is taking the progressive vote for granted," said Pat LaMarche, Green Party vice presidential nominee. "We want people to know that if they support a progressive agenda, they have a home in the Green Party."

The Cobb-LaMarche campaign expects to be on the ballot in forty states for the November election.


For more information on the Cobb-LaMarche campaign, go to < http://www.votecobb.org>.

Information on the Green Party can be found at
< http://www.gp.org>.

homepage: homepage: http://www.votecobb.org

For Granted? 03.Aug.2004 02:14

Are you kidding?

"Senator Kerry is taking the progressive vote for granted," said Pat LaMarche, Green Party vice presidential nominee. "We want people to know that if they support a progressive agenda, they have a home in the Green Party."



Maybe he is taking the Green vote for granted because the GP VP nominee said that she would vote for Kerry in a "battleground" state. Oh, that was you Pat. Sorry to tell you this, but EVERY state is a battleground, and the war being fought is to re-establish democracy. It's door to door combat against two foes that rattle sabres at each other while firing salvos at liberty. The green party stands by dumbfounded.

There is only one true home for progressives in this campaign and that is in the Nader campaign.

Join the resistance.

naderoregon.org

Nader backers lie 03.Aug.2004 07:05

Brian Setzler

Patricia LaMarche never said she'd vote for Kerry. That was a misconstrued quote in a corporate paper. Write her yourself if you'd like to hear the real answer. Her email is  Pat@votecobb.org.

What she said was "She understood" if people voted for Kerry.

Seems pretty intelligent to me.

Onthe 03.Aug.2004 09:31

Mark

It is not pretty intelligent. It is downright stupid.

Go ahead, vote for Kerry. The Democrats are not trying to win this election, same as they did not try to win in 2000.

If the Democrats were serious, there would be impeachment proceedings. Bush has committed impeachable offenses which are not even denied. Anyone who upholds the law, the Constitution, or any ethical position, would demand the removal of Bush.

Every day the Democrats give validity to an illegal Bush regime. Why? The legal means are there to take Bush out and they do not even try. Why? Bush has given the Democrats so much they could use to attack him with. Why do they not use it?

I'll tell you why. It is because the first priority for the Democrats is to not upset the applecart. If it means letting Bush take the White House again, then they will. The Democrats are not running to win. They are running to keep the status quo, to keep the country on the same course as Bush.

What she said... 03.Aug.2004 09:40

Not voting Cobb

"if Bush has got 11 percent of the vote in Maine come November 2, I can vote for whoever I want," she said in an interview with the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram.

How can you convince others to vote for you, when you aren't convinced yourself.

Green values should superseed democrat propaganda.

I'm pretty sure, regardless of the circumstances, Camejo will be voting Nader in November. (don't want to speak for the guy)

Like it or not, this is the perception Cobb supporters will have to deal with.

LaMarche Spin 03.Aug.2004 10:29

Brian

"if Bush has got 11 percent of the vote in Maine come November 2, I can vote for whoever I want," she said in an interview with the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram.

This is a quote taken out of context in a corporate paper. In this quote she's talking to the scared ABB folks that if Bu$h is at 11% in Maine, you don't have to be afraid and can vote for who you want. She isn't saying she'd vote for Kerry and she is recommending anyone vote for Kerry.
She's simply acknowledging the reality that millions of folks will be voting for Kerry cause they hate Bu$h.

Vote Cobb and Green for a real alternative.

www.votecobb.org

www.gp.org