Nick Giannone isn’t a fan of the Democratic Party, but maybe not for the same reasons as most people who dislike it.
The 45-year-old is working on establishing a political party to the left of both the Democratic and Republican Parties. He is the founder of the Workers Party of Massachusetts, a socialist party that hopes to earn the ability to qualify as an official political designation by the end of the month. To do so, Giannone needs the signatures of 50 registered voters pledging to join the party to present to the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office.
So if he’s a left-winger, why isn’t he a Democrat? He explained his reasoning to NewBostonPost via email last week.
“The biggest distinction between the Democratic Party and the Workers Party is that the Democrats are an organization built to uphold the capitalist system and despite Republican rhetoric about the Democrats being socialists they would be a center-right party almost anywhere else in the world,” Giannone said in the email message. “The Workers Party supports the overthrow of the capitalist economic system and the establishment of both working class political power and a socialist economy and none of those things are in the Democratic Party platform.”