> > On Sat, 21 Oct 2000, Chuck0 wrote:
> > > You only need to look at the German Greens to understand how an
> > > version will turn out.
>This isn't Germany and the social conditions here are different than in
>Europe so how can you be so certain the U.S. version will turn out the
>(The answer is...... You CAN'T!)
Of course it will be different in the US. Especially if the Greens get the 5%, we have a good model for the likely outcome - the Reform Party, where the takeover of the party by ruthless sectarians converted a goo-goo budget-balancing party into a fascist conservative vehicle. Workers World, Fulani's folks and a range of other groups are no doubt licking their chops in anticipation of taking over Green chapters across the country come 2004 in that case.
-- Nathan Newman