Grist interview with Jill Stein
April 6, 2012 in Presidential Campaign
Environmental website Grist.org has published an interview with Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. From the interview:
Q. Your website today says Mitt Romney has invited you to debate him. It’s an April Fools’ joke, right?
A. Well, that part of it is a joke. He did not invite us. But the rest of it is actually true. I have debated him [during the 2002 race for Massachusetts governor], and I was declared winner by more than one objective source.
Q. Did someone really say you were the only adult in the room?
A. Yes, that was an editorial in the Boston Globe, and if you watch the debate you’ll see why.
Q. Doesn’t a sense of humor automatically disqualify you from the presidency?
A. A sense of humor and lack of corporate funding are substantial obstacles. But I think that we’re part of a very large movement to change the way that politics works — so that the joke is no longer on us.