October 4, 2012 Issue


More candidates for job

Dear Editor:

Did you know that there are 14 others that are running for president besides Barack Obama and Mitt Romney? Yep, caught me by surprise too. Thought you would like to know who they are. Some you probably know, and some are just comical. Regardless of what you might think of these people, like Barack and Mitt, they too think they can run this country as well as the top two. And they are:

1.) The Green Party’s presidential candidate is Jill Stein. Her name will appear on the ballot in Ohio and 37 other states.



2.) The Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico, will appear on ballots in all states except Michigan and Oklahoma.

3.) Virgil Goode is a former U.S. congressman from Virginia, running under the banner of the Constitution Party. He’ll be on the ballot in Ohio and at least 25 other states.

4.) Rocky Anderson, a former mayor of Salt Lake City, is one of the founding members of the Justice Party. He will be on the ballot in at least 16 states.

5.) The PSL is a Marxist-Leninist political party whose candidate is Peta Lindsay, an anti-war activist from Pennsylvania. She’s only 28, not old enough to serve as president if elected. The party is on the ballots of 12 states.

6.) Comedian Roseanne Barr will appear on ballots in California, Colorado and Florida, for The Peace and Freedom Party with running mate Cindy Sheehan, best known for her anti-war protest at President George W. Bush’s Texas ranch.

7.) Tom Hoefling from Iowa is also national chairman of the conservative America’s Party, formed in 2008 by supporters of Alan Keyes. He’ll be on ballots in California, Colorado and Florida.

8.) Stewart Alexander, for the Socialist Party who will be on the ballot in Ohio, has previously run for mayor of Los Angeles and lieutenant governor of California.

9.) The American Third Position Party, which advocates white supremacy, is running Merlin Miller, a Tennessee filmmaker, for president. He will be on the ballot in Colorado, New Jersey and Tennessee.

10.) Andre Barnett carries the banner of the Reform Party USA, founded in 1995 by Ross Perot. Barnett is a disabled veteran and entrepreneur living in New York.

11.) Socialist Equality Party Jerry White of Michigan also was the party’s presidential candidate in 1996 and 2008. The party will be on ballots in Colorado, Louisiana and Wisconsin.

12.) Will Christensen is the candidate of the Independent American Party founded in 1998. He will appear on the Oregon ballot.

13.) T. J. O’Hara is endorsed by the Modern Whig Party. O’Hara will not accept money from corporations, unions or other special interest groups.

14.) Average Joe” Schriner is running for president for the fourth time as an independent. Schriner opposes abortion, same-sex marriage and the death penalty.

Betcha some of those put a smile on your face. If not, there’s something seriously wrong with ya. Just think, if National television networks would allow these people to debate each other, just for one night, America would learn something about itself. By the way, I hope y’all enjoy the debates.

Future Wadley Resident
Clyde D’Antignac


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