Looking for an alternative in this 2012 election season with its cookie-cutter, lackluster cast of Presidential wannabes?
Well, there’s always Jill Stein, the presumptive nominee for the Green Party.
Stein’s platform? Legalizing marijuana, downsizing the military, taxing Wall Street transactions, a guaranteed college education and a vague, government-funded program that she says will eliminate unemployment and put 25 million Americans to work.
Lofty promises from the Harvard grad, doctor and musician.
Stein goes into the Green Party’s July convention with a sizable delegate lead over second-place Rosanne Barr. With 66 percent of the delegate count, Stein is expected win the nomination.
But she faces a bigger problem. Stein is only on the ballot in half the states, doesn’t have much campaign cash, and is all but unknown on the national stage.
The Massachusetts resident also has one loss on her political record. She ran against Mitt Romney in that state’s governor’s race.