The other day Jill Stein, who is the Presidential nominee of the Green Party in the 2012 US election, did an AMA (Ask me anything) on the popular social news site Reddit. The questions asked ranged from space exploration to energy policies and alternative medicine. Here are all the questions that received an answer from Jill Stein.
But first, for those who are unfamiliar, Reddit is a social networking and link-sharing site where registered people can submit content, post comments, and vote stories and links up or down to rank the posts after popularity. Reddit consists of a few large â€œsubredditsâ€ such as the politics, aww, and the atheism â€œsubredditâ€. Users are also able create their own communities on the site and join other â€œsubredditsâ€ with content they prefer to see. One of the most popular â€œsubredditsâ€ is IAmA ("I am a") where users prompt others to AMA ("Ask me anything"). About two weeks ago, President Barack Obama was on Reddit to answer questions from the community.
Many redditors asked about how viable third party candidates and parties actually are. A user with the name LadyLaFee asked Stein how we can move away from the current two party system:
Another similar question was asked by Reddit user figandfennel:
Stein replied in two posts:
Reddit user bigbobo33 asked if it could be possible for the Green Party to have a similar "renaissance" as the Libertarian party recently has had.
Stein answered by saying that the climate solutions offered by the libertarians won't work:
There were indeed many questions asked about third party candidates during the IAmA. Reddit user thirdpartyroundtable received the final reply from Stein on this topic.
Stein replied by mentioning how the presidential debates are "anti-democratic":
There were also many questions from armchair experts about nuclear energy. A user named npage148 asked:
Stein replied by highlighting how expensive nuclear power actually is and how the renewable energy sector is a much better investment:
A user named sirloinfurr asked Stein about the Green New Deal, a political program designed by the Green Party.
Stein answered and said that the US could afford to pay for the Green New Deal:
There were also a few questions about the US space program. User lazerpuppynerdsammic asked:
Stein, the science-nerd, answered:
User criticalnegation asked about the Green Party's stance on workers rights:
Stein gave a short answer:
The final question which Stein replied to was about the teaching, funding and practice of holistic health approaches. Reddit user legweed asked:
Stein agreed and said that: