I listened to a lot of the speeches during the DNC. And I noticed something that seems kinda strange. Although everybody was pretty adamant about why McCain should not be president nobody but nobody said a word about McKinney, the Green party or any of the other parties accept to include the Independents as those who would benefit from Obama's vision. The green party was not even mentioned in any of the speeches I heard.and I listened to and taped all the jet set speakers. Do these peripheral parties exist just to support the illusion of democracy? When a senator or representative is mentioned his/her name is appended with designations like Dem-AZ or Rep-OR. Have you ever seen an Independent or Green senator or representative? Ind-NY or Grn-OH? If you are serious about being the president why join a party that has never even had a member in congress much less the Oval Office?