You Have to Fight for Your Right to Green Party
Though Vice President Al Gore stressed the importance of farmland conservation programs during last night’s final debate between the two major party presidential candidates, the environment got little play otherwise. But Gore’s running mate, Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.), has been talking up green issues during campaign stops this past week in Texas, Arkansas, and Wisconsin, criticizing Gov. George W. Bush’s environmental record in his home state. Meanwhile, Green Party candidate Ralph Nader, who had been fighting to be included in the presidential debates, made his second failed attempt last night to get onto debate grounds. Earlier in the day, he filed suit against the Commission on Presidential Debates because it refused to let him into the audience of the first debate even though he had a valid ticket and because it kept him away from a Fox News trailer near the debate site where he was scheduled to have an interview.