I got zero traction within the party — I scared them with my wild ideas of creating a team — and I got zero traction with Rocky Anderson, Jill Stein, and Gary Johnson (personal direct contact) as well as zero traction with Ron Paul (two letters) and Dennis Kucinich (one letter, two staff emails). Bottom line is that no one is interested in actually getting right. Rocky was a particular disappointment. He called me. I suggested he run for the Reform Party nomination and leverage that to be included in all the debates.
My gut feeling is that none of the candidates are taking our crisis seriously — they are all playing a personal game, not a team game, and I just do not see a positive outcome in the near term.
It was a HUGE education for me — a priceless valuable use of my time. Have officially informed FEC that I have closed down. I would certainly like to support anyone willing to create a team and go for broke, but like Lee Iacocca said in his book by this title, “Where Have All the Leaders Gone?”
America is in deep shit, and I see no one on the horizon able to break out of the two-party corruption that enables Wall Street and the various complexes that continue to destroy the Republic and loot the Treasury.
Former Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack is running for U.S. Congress in Texas’ 21st district as a Republican. He is scheduled to speak at a Lincoln Day dinner in Idaho next month. Mack’s history of participation with other political parties has become an issue [read more]
“Tomorrow, I will formally end my bid for the GOP nomination for President of the United States. As the GOP and the networks host debate number twenty-something this evening, they have once again turned their backs on the democratic process by choosing to exclude a former Governor and Congressman. I have decided to take my campaign directly to the American people by declaring my candidacy for Americans Elect. Also, after many discussions with The Reform Party, I am excited to announce my intentions of seeking their nomination. It is time to heal our nation and build a coalition of Americans who are fed up with the status quo and the partisan gridlock that infects Washington. Together, we will take on the special-interests that control our leaders and end the corruptive influence of money in politics so we can focus on America’s top priority – jobs.”
The Reform Party today only retains ballot access in a handful of states. However, Americans Elect looks poised to be on a number of ballots next November.
Roemer, the former Republican Governor of Louisiana, is the second Governor this cycle [read more]
Here is a video from Rap News AKA the Juice Media….
From the Libertarian Party blog:
The candidates running for the Libertarian nomination for president have been removed per the vote of the Libertarian National Committee.
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The Huffington Post published an article today about the “the more than 300 lesser known Americans who have registered with the Federal Election Commission to run for the highest office in the land.” Those mentioned include Green Party candidate Mike Ballantine, and Independent candidates “Naked Cowboy” Robert Burck [read more]