"Every major public policy disaster in this Country is attributable to the corrupting influence of money," said Rocky Anderson during a round of talks and meetings in Santa Cruz.
Anderson believes that there must be an end to what he calls authoritarianism and plutocracy in the United States.
Anderson met with Occupy protestors, mingled with locals at India Joze, and visited the Resource Center for Non Violence.
"He makes a lot of sense," said landscaper Ken Foster. "The question about the spoiler issue, that seems to be an important one, and I do think that just to think that we have to vote for the lesser of two evils, that's kind of sad, and I think that Rocky is an alternative to that so I appreciate that.
"I've also been very much excited by the Occupy movement, and he speaks that language."
Another citizens thought Anderson was someone who could wake up a lackluster party.
"It doesn't even matter if he wins, we need to put pressure on the Democrats from the left," he said.