The Huffington Post recently interviewed Terry Baum, California Green Party candidate for San Francisco Mayor:
Why should we vote for you?
You should vote for me because I’m a Green, and I represent a vision that this city — and our whole country — desperately needs. In this time of reactionary ranters and passive progressives, the politics of the U.S. are being pulled rapidly to the right. The Democratic Party has been incapable of confronting the idiocies of the Tea Party and the frightening rhetoric of the religious right. We need a stronger voice on the left, and the Green Party is that voice for sanity, for significant reform, and for standing up to the corporations and the wealthy, who have been dominating political dialog.