Is the environment even an important issue to people this year or is it just getting buried under all the other scandals?
I think that the environment should be very important, but I agree that it is being put on the backburner due to the military misadventure we are engaged in, in Iraq. The problem with a third party is that it can only take away votes from the main ones. The green party takes them away from Democratic candidates and in 1992 the “reform” party cause GHW Bush to lose the election. If we had coalition governments in the US or two rounds of voting (where you could vote for a less established party in the first round), then I would be more inclined to vote for a party that has a message like the greens.