When the election first appeared on my blog radar, I told you folks I would not be openly supporting any particular candidate. I’m still not. Openly.
We DO proceed here with the Australian Secret Ballot. Unlike the Aussies, however, we are not required to vote.
Tired of all the pre-election fall-de-rall? And especially of the offerings from the two major parties?
Mental Floss has listed for us 15 candidates running for President of the United States. The blog offering is written by Miss Cellania. Openly liberal, she does spin and flavor her text a bit. But, it’s still interesting which folks actually throw their respective hats in the ring. Tin foil or otherwise.
Three of the fifteen:
4. Rocky Anderson
Rocky Anderson represents the Justice Party in the 2012 presidential election. A long-time Salt Lake City lawyer, he served two terms as mayor, from 2000 to 2008. Anderson renounced the Democratic Party in August of last year, and accepted the nomination of the new Justice Party in January of 2012. The party’s platform includes the end of war, universal health care, and international cooperation on dealing with climate change. Anderson will be on the ballot in 15 states. Photograph by Flickr user Jen Wakefield-Dillier.
10. Andre Barnett
Andre Barnett is the candidate for the Reform Party USA. Barnett served with the U.S. Army and was wounded in Sarajevo in 2000. Told he would not be able to engage in heavy physical activities again, he rehabilitated himself and became a fitness model. He then founded an information technology business. Barnett’s platform includes pulling the military out of foreign countries to concentrate on homeland security, implementing tariffs on imports, lowering the corporate tax rate, and regulating the cost of health care. Three states will have Barnett on the ballot.
13. Jerry White
Jerry White is the candidate for the Socialist Equality Party, a party that follows the philosophy of Leon Trotsky. His platform involves issues of jobs, workers’ rights, and quality of life issues like universal healthcare, guaranteed minimum income, an end to foreclosures, and universal pensions. He will be on the ballot in two states.
Now you must return to the link at the top to see your other choices. Hopefully you will find someone to you liking, other than Tweedledee and Tweedledum.