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DEBATING THE ELECTIONS

Who should we be for in 2004?

September 19, 2003 | Page 6

MORE THAN a year before the actual vote, left-wing publications are already filled with discussions about Election 2004. The reason is obvious--millions of people feel an urgent need to get George W. Bush and his fellow right-wing, pro-war Republicans out of the White House. But will the Democratic candidate in 2004 deserve the left's support? And should the left abandon any third-party campaign to try to ensure that Bush is beaten? Here, Socialist Worker prints two different viewpoints on Election 2004:

NORMAN SOLOMON: We have a responsibility to work to defeat Bush

SHARON SMITH: The Democrats don't deserve our support

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