As of March 29, Anderson, who is the nominee of the Justice Party is second among announced candidates with 1,104 supporters.
Former Louisiana governor Buddy Roemer leads all announced candidates with 2,520 supporters. On Anderson, Roemer campaign manager Carlos Sierra remarked, “Rocky is a fellow reformer who has adopted our $100 limit. We wish him well.”
Economics professor Laurence Kotlikoff, who ranks third with 729 supporters commented:
I’ve looked at Rocky’s website and watched his videos. He’s a very impressive person and I very much share his deep concern with the environment. He’d be a marvelous head of the EPA in my administration and I’d be happy to work with him in his administration. For now, the good news is that serious people like Rocky are entering into this competition. So my reaction is I’m delighted he’s declared himself to be a candidate.
The most colorful response came from “Average” Joe Schriner, who currently has 23 supporters and is the only candidate to list “Social issues” as his highest priority. He said:
I’ve been dubbed: “Rocky Balboa against the Millionairres” by a supporter on the Associated Content internet site. So needles to say, having another “Rocky” in the race is going to be confusing to people. (Just kidding!) Reviewing Mr. Anderson’s stances, I’d disagree with his “top priority” on the Americans Elect site. He says it’s the economy. I think it’s “social issues.” Particularly, abortion. That is, we’ve just crossed the 50 million abortion mark in this country, and average 4,400 abortions a day. At the height of the violence in Darfur, 80 people (on average) were being killed a day. And the UN considered this “genocide” levels. Juxtapose those numbers and it’s, well, startling. Note: Mr. Anderson is the mayor of a city that’s tourism slogan is: “What goes on here, stays here.” If I was mayor, I’d be lobbying for, oh, a different slogan.
Former air traffic controller and current Libertarian Party presidential candidate RJ Harris, who has 89 supporters, did not respond to the request.