To say that I ever had high hopes for Cornel West's third-party run would be an exaggeration. But I was and still am willing to give any campaign with the potential to thwart the duopoly due consideration. Although Cornel West's politics are mostly not my own, I have always – at least until recently – considered him an interesting and genuine gadfly-type figure on the left.
West supported Obama in 2012 after Obama destroyed an African nation. He supported Biden, an ardent racist, in 2020. But, I was willing to give him another chance having said he would woo the Trump voters. I wonder how enthusiastic the Trump supporters will be when West talks incessantly about white supremacy and advocates for biological males using women's bathrooms.....but Dore is the problem, Anderson Cooper the hero.
Sadly he is not the one to threaten in any way the two party system. And he is certainly not going to woo any Trump voters as someone here commented on. In fact he is a threat to no ones candidacy. Most of the candidates are a threat to themselves - he is no different. Only RFK Jr. is a threat to the Dems and they have done everything to sideline him. They know he has appeal to any sane Dems ( there are some left I think) as well as independents and never Trumpers. They give him no quarter for that reason. Mr. West just comes off as a left wing eccentric ideologue with little appeal except as colorful talking head filler on left wing media.
West was on another show with a black host after his disaster on Jimmy's show. His take about Jimmy was ...another white man with no respect for a black man. He is fitting in very well into the Green Party.
'At the very least, watching them try to work through how to demonize a black man once highly vaunted within their own clique on behalf of their geriatric white puppet is satisfying schadenfreude.'
The G18 Bidet speech was also highly entertaining...
I was just watching 'mad' Max Igan who has maintained for years that it is no longer 'FJB' but someone else and it is all theatre... TBH, looking at the historic photos and footage it is hard to disagree. If USA world is a stage, then perhaps that isn't really Cornell but perhaps Eddie Murphy as Cornell Flump?
Also, West has been in da Ivy League hood for a long time.
As for Peter Daou goes, there are those claiming that he has seen the light from his Shillary Clinton days, having supported the Greens in 2020. Apparently, there was a major flicker in his light source when he went back to the Democrats recently to manage Marianne Williamson and abruptly diching her because she is a bitch to work for. (Did Krystal and her son Kyle mention that?) Daou's stated reason was that he needed to have time to take care of ailing family. Glad that family is OK now and that the Green Party is back on its losing trajectory.