The Communist Party USA has endorsed Barack Obama for re-election as President of the United States, according to an article at World Net Daily.
Aaron Klein writes:
While noting he is disappointed with "some aspects" of the Obama administration's domestic and foreign policy, Sam Webb, chairman of the Communist Party USA, threw his support behind Obama's re-election bid.
In the article Klein references, Webb writes that he is disappointed "with some aspects of the Obama administration's domestic and foreign policy," and acknowledges "the structural pressures of governing in a capitalist economy and state."
Nevertheless, Webb goes on to say that what the country needs is a viable third party.
According to Webb, "neither party is anti-capitalist."
But in his view, the Democratic Party is closer to his ideal than the Republican Party.
As for the wisdom of a third party, we have always advocated the formation of an independent people's party at the core of which are the working class and labor, racially and nationally oppressed people, women, youth, immigrants, seniors, gay and straight, etc. It is essential for any deep-going social change. But its realization depends on more than our desire, more than our political-ideological attitude. Millions who have to be at the core of this party still operate under the umbrella of the Democratic Party, albeit increasingly in an independent fashion.
Webb writes that to separate themselves from the Democrats now would be contrary to their "strategic policy of building maximum unity against right-wing extremism now and in next year's elections."