While there certainly are policy positions that the Green Party takes which are radically more liberal than the official position the Dems take, overall, we're the same animal.
We view Democracy as secular, freedom as essential, taxes as unfortunate but necessary, the environment as critically important, and the basic social programs we've grown to love in America as vital.
My question is: Shouldn't we attempt to run Democratic Governors or Senators in 2008 and beyond in the Green primaries?
Isn't the "Green" goal of creating change in America accomplished by successfully nominating and winning with a Green/Dem coalition candidate?
Isn't our goal simply to win (because we govern better than the Republicans ever would).
I believe we need a strong, charismatic Southerner on the ticket with some strong environmentalist credentials. From there, he (or she) should pick a qualified Vice Presidential candidate who is very much a part of the Green Community.
I think that would excite the Green base, the Dem base, and serve to reach out to independent voters.