There’s a Simple Solution to the So-called “Spoiler” Problem, But Don’t Expect the Democrats to Solve It

Loyal readers: I have finally broken my year and half-long hiatus to weigh in on the Democrats’ naysaying about Cornel West’s Green Party presidential run in 2024. Thank you for your continued interest in my work.

As soon as Cornel West announced that he is entering the 2024 presidential race as a Green Party candidate, it was only a matter of time before the inevitable calls of “spoiler” began coming from all the usual suspects. Establishment Democrats, naturally, have been at the forefront of this predictable scaremongering. Former Obama administration advisor David Axelrod, for instance, stated: “I don’t know why alarm bells aren’t going off now, and they should be at a steady drumbeat from now until the election.” Pennsylvania Democratic congressman Brendan Boyle, meanwhile, said: “Any Democrat who runs an independent or third-party presidential campaign is dramatically helping Republican odds’ of victory.”

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