After winning Green Party primaries in Maryland and Delaware, Dr. Jill Stein announced this weekend that she crossed the 50% threshold to winning the Green Party's 2012 presidential nomination. With 200.5 delegates required to win the nomination, and 105.5 delegates in hand, Dr. Stein has moved from frontrunner to prospective nominee. She has won over 75% of all delegates allocated, with the next nearest candidate, Roseanne Barr, at 14%.
“I am thrilled to be well on my way to representing the Green Party in this year’s presidential race,” said Dr. Stein, who is beginning her search for a vice presidential running mate. “We’re the only national party that isn’t corporately owned, and I am proud to stand for those who are committed to putting their votes where their values are.”
"As I celebrate my birthday today with supporters in the Bay Area, my campaign has launched the first step in our search for a vice presidential running mate. We ask for people's guidance at our website at jillstein.org/vice_president," said Dr. Stein.
The momentum of the campaign is building as Dr. Stein is now 18 for 18 in the Green Party state primaries, conventions and caucuses.
Dr. Stein is proposing a Green New Deal for America that, in her words: “is an emergency program that will create 25 million jobs, end unemployment, and transition our country to a green economy. It will guarantee public higher education and Medicare for all. It will break up the big banks. And it will end corporate domination of elections.”
This campaign will not be the first time that Dr. Stein and Mitt Romney have faced off. The last time was in the 2002 Massachusetts gubernatorial debates where media accounts described Dr. Stein as the biggest winner of those debates, and in one case as "the only adult in the room." Watch the video here.