Bernie and the Green Party
Currently the Green view is that Bernie is just a distraction from the inevitable Hillary coronation. The bigger Bernie gets, the more bitter the attacks will get. Should Bernie win the Democratic nomination, as I hope and expect, the attacks from the left will become still more bitter. A Bernie candidacy will reduce the logic of a national Green campaign.
Truly to build a national party of the left the Greens would do better to recruit as many candidates as they can at the local level. This would enable them to catch the leftist tide that a naional Bernie campaign will create. But somehow I don't think that they will understand the opportunity.