Joe Biden faced a new challenge to his presidency when left-wing environmentalist Jill Stein officially launched her third presidential campaign. As part of a surge of primarily leftist contenders who have declared their candidacies, Stein, 73, hopes to win the US Green Party ticket. This might deplete Biden’s base of support should he face Trump again in the 2018 election.
Stein had previously declared her intention to run for office via a video that was uploaded to social media. But by having a live Zoom discussion with Miko Peled, an Israeli-born pro-Palestinian activist, and Chris Smalls, a trade union leader for Amazon employees, Stein gave her campaign more substance.
Jill Stein has supported leftist initiatives during her campaign, including the Green New Deal, an expansive environmental reform program that is supported by climate activists. “People. Planet. Peace,” her campaign motto, sums up her platform.
One year before the next election, Jill Stein, a 73-year-old doctor and environmental activist, becomes the latest in a growing field of outsiders running for president as dissatisfaction with Biden grows. Stein expressed a wish to put an end to pointless conflicts that don’t lead to any solutions while also emphasizing the need to address a number of concerns, including fair wages, the Green New Deal, and an economic bill of rights.
Jill Stein’s admission into the campaign is noteworthy because of her purported involvement in helping Trump defeat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election by swaying the results of critical states. Jill Stein received more votes than Trump did in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan, despite the fact that Stein only received 1.4 million votes nationally. Numerous observers deduced that her inclusion on the ballot alienated progressive votes from Clinton, perhaps influencing the result.
Stein’s Political History
Jill Stein was a candidate for the Green Party in the 2012 election and received slightly more than 400,000 votes nationwide. Stein was not thought to have been a major factor in President Barack Obama’s victory over Republican Mitt Romney, though.
Following the resignation of Cornel West, the party’s initial front-runner, who chose to run as an independent, Jill Stein is pursuing the Green Party’s 2024 nomination. Both West and Stein are part of an expanding group of independent and third-party candidates, which is a reflection of voters’ growing discontent with the prospect of a Biden-Trump presidential contest in 2020.
The majority of non-mainstream candidates are thought to represent a bigger threat to Biden than Trump, with the exception of late attorney general Robert F. Kennedy Jr., whose anti-vaccine position appeals to right-leaning conservatives. However, among the Republican contenders for the nomination, Trump continues to lead the field.
If Joe Manchin, a Democratic senator from West Virginia, chooses to run as an independent centrist, it might hamper the president’s hopes of winning reelection. Manchin’s recent announcement that he will not compete for Senate reelection has aroused rumors that he might run for president. In order to investigate the notion of organizing the political center, he intends to tour the nation.
Jill Stein, a Jewish activist, has taken issue with Biden’s steadfast backing of Israel during Hamas’s October bombings that claimed over 1,400 lives. Stein has demanded an end to Israel’s military assault in Gaza. This approach might appeal to Arab voters who have become disenchanted with Biden’s pro-Israel posture in Michigan, a crucial battleground state.
Jill Stein voiced concern that Biden’s backing of Israel could trigger nuclear war in an interview with Newsweek. Stein called Israel an apartheid state and charged it with genocide in Gaza, claiming that since the military operation in retaliation for Hamas’s attack, over 13,000 Palestinians have died.
The Republican and Democratic parties are portrayed as threats to democracy in Stein’s November 9 campaign film. Stein underlined the necessity of a people’s party and declared her candidacy for president in order to provide the electorate with that option. The physician Stein said that the political system is dysfunctional and has to be changed, criticizing the power of affluent elites and their politicians.