Monthly Archives: February 2012

Robert David Steele ends campaign for the Reform Party presidential nomination

Earth Intelligence Network CEO and Open Source Intelligence advocate Robert David Steele (Vivas) ended his campaign for the Reform Party presidential nomination. He said the following via e-mail:

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.

This announcement comes just as former Louisiana governor Buddy Roemer announced his candidacy for the party’s nomination.  Others candidates include fitness model [read more]

Thomas Friedman Suggests David Walker As An Independent Presidential Candidate

In his New York Times column, Thomas Friedman expresses an interest in seeing a “smart independent” candidate participate in the presidential debates in order to “make Obama and his Republican opponent better.” The person he suggests could play this role is former U.S. [read more]

Richard Mack’s Work With Third Parties Draws Criticism

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]

Buddy Roemer To Seek Reform Party, Americans Elect Nominations

From the campaign press release:

“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]

In fundraising pitch, Jill Stein campaign updates supporters on progress toward receiving public funding

Today Jill Stein’s campaign, aimed at securing the Green Party’s nomination for president, sent out a fundraising email with the pitch of “Double Your Green.”  That is, if Stein raises $5,000 in donations of $250 or less from 20 or more states, the federal government will then match [read more]

Jill Stein wins Illinois Green presidential primary, Roseanne Barr and Kent Mesplay also pick up delegates

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has won the Illinois primary, which was held online and open to all residents of Illinois 13 and older.  From the Green Party of Illinois:

Results are in from the Illinois Green Party’s first ever online primary. With a total of 153 [read more]

National Committee Removes all Presidential Candidates from LP.org

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.

See the only one-sentence blog entry on the LP website in recent memory here.
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Interestingly, this decision is exactly the opposite of what the general [read more]

Huffington Post report claims Wayne Allyn Root is running for President

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]