“I’ve invited Bernie to sit down explore collaboration – everything is on the table,” Stein told the Guardian. “If he saw that you can’t have a revolutionary campaign in a counter-revolutionary party, he’d be welcomed to the Green Party. He could lead the ticket and build a political movement.”
She further stated that Sanders would be disappointed “if he continues to declare his full faith in the Democratic Party.”
“That political movement is going to go on — it isn’t going to bury itself in the graveyard alongside Hillary Clinton,” Stein stated.
According to national polls, Stein is currently polling between 4 and 6%, but a boost from Sanders supporters may get the Green Party the attention needed to enter the presidential debates.
“I’m not holding my breath, but I’m not ruling it out that we can bring out 43 million young people into this election,” she said. “It’s been a wild election; every rule in the playbook has been tossed out. Unfortunately, that has mainly been used to lift up hateful demagogues like Donald Trump, but it can also be done in a way that actually answers people’s needs.”