Cornel West was well known and liked by many before he made his early June announcement that he is running for president. That has given West’s Green Party presidential campaign a good foundation upon which to build. A poll from late June suggests West may have support of four percent of voters in a hypothetical presidential election choice among West, Republican Donald Trump, and Democrat Joe Biden.
Looking at his campaign’s still sparse website, it appears that West is planning to make tearing down the warfare state a focus of his campaign.
West’s campaign website lists five positions in its issues section, with a brief discussion appended to each. Here is the section dealing with foreign policy:
End the Wars
Bring our troops home and invest those trillions of war dollars into American communities. Support veterans, stop all foreign military aid, close the bases, disband NATO, and ban nuclear weapons globally.
Peace advocates should find some promise in that short statement. Let’s see how West fleshes out his foreign policy views as his campaign progresses.