Camejo endorses Nader

Camejo endorses Nader

Green Party advocate Peter Camejo said yesterday that voters have no choice without a strong third party and urged a crowd gathered in the District to support Ralph Nader’s bid for the presidency.

<Camejo stated> that the agonizing of Democrats over Mr. Nader’s candidacy was tantamount to denying the people the right to vote.

There also is a movement to draft Mr. Camejo as the Green Party’s presidential candidate, although he has said he will not accept, in deference to Mr. Nader.

“For the Green Party not to help him and back his campaign would be a huge mistake,” he said.

The Green Party’s presidential candidate will be selected during a national convention in Milwaukee in late June. The party might opt to back Mr. Nader.

And in other Green news,

Matt Gonzalez won’t run for re-election

Supervisors’ president decides to leave board

Matt Gonzalez, president of the S.F. Board of Supervisors, and who nearly became mayor of that city, will not run for re-election and plans to return to private law practice.

Will he be gone from politics?

“I can assure you, Matt Gonzalez is still here, and he … will play a major role in the history of the Green Party and the history of California over the next 20 or 30 years,” said former Green Party gubernatorial candidate Peter Camejo. “We’ve only just begun to hear about Matt Gonzalez.”

However, this leaves a vacuum in S.F. progressive leadership, an odd move for someone who says he wants to build the same.