Tonight Marian Peleski and Ellen Lebowitz will interview Michael Berg, the Green Party of Delawares candidate for the US House of Representatives on the Progressive Voices program. I sent this email to Dana
, but it is my question to all Green Party people everywhere. Mr. Berg,
Thank you for taking up the fight against George Bush's unspeakably terrible, reckless, and unethical government by running against Michael Castle. Mr. Castle is a cog in a machine that seems dedicated to wrecking this country. I am absolutely convinced that citizen activism, like yours, is the only way to pull this country out of the death spiral that George Bush's policies have initiated.
However, why have you chosen to fight against Bush under the Green Party banner instead of the helping reform the Democratic Party through a primary? The Democratic party is all of the terrible things that the Green Party claims it is, but it is also reformable. With the Democratic Party's infrastructure, a reformed Democratic party that adheres to core principles of peace and economic and social justice would seem to be a much more potent force to fight against George Bush than the Green Party could ever hope to be.