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Meet The Declared Candidates for President of the US 2012

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posted on Jun, 11 2012 @ 12:44 PM
Hello all!

I thought I would introduce ATS's American audience to ALL the candidates that have declared their intention to run for President of the United States. People who get all their information from the mainstream media might get the impression that there are only two guys running for POTUS. In reality, there are more than just two who have thrown their hat into the ring, and I think that, in the interest of public education and breaking out of the "choose the lesser of two evils" mindset, we should meet these individuals. Some you may have heard of, some not. I will not be showing Obama, Romney or Ron Paul, because they have been covered ad nauseum in the MSM as well as on ATS.

Here are the candidates who have made their declaration to run for POTUS (all information from

First of all, meet declared 2012 Peace and Freedom Party & Socialist Presidential Candidate, Political Activist Stewart Alexander

In terms of hedging your bets, the 59-year old former radio talk show host has it down pat and probably created a little bit of history for himself in the process. Alexander has declared his candidacy for the Oval Office seat with two different political parties; the Socialist Party and the Peace and Freedom Party. This will be Alexander’s first attempt for the office after a failed Vice-Presidential bid in 2008.

His profile and history:

Next up is declared 2012 Libertarian Presidential Candidate, Former Governor of New Mexico, Gary Johnson

The former Libertarian Republican Governor does not attend church, is pro-choice, anti-big government, pro-immigration, an outspoken critic of the war on drugs and favors legalizing marijuana. He led New Mexico for eight years, during which time the state saw no tax increase, and he vetoed over 750 separate pieces of legislation to keep the government from growing. However, his views on civil liberties, foreign policy and drugs may be difficult for many conservatives to reconcile with.

His profile and history:

Now, meet a real trailblazer (gay AND jewish AND republican!), declared 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate, Political Consultant & Gay Rights Activist, Fred Karger

Fred Karger, one of the shrewdest Republican political operators of the past three decades, announced the formation of his 2012 Exploratory Committee on July 18, 2010, making him the first ever openly gay aspirant for the presidency. Despite being a lifelong Republican, the 61-year old Karger will be running on an independent ticket. His campaign was hit with a sucker punch when he was locked out of the Carolina Republican Party Presidential Debate of May 5, with the organizers citing his low poll numbers as the reason.

His profile and history:

Not all of the declared candidates are men. Meet declared 2012 Republican candidate Kathyern Lane

The 45-year old Indiana-born mother of three believes in the need for the neutrality of a presidential candidate. However, she realizes that under the current political system, the deck is stacked against any independent running for the office, which explains her reason for registering her candidacy under the Republican banner. Lane also believes that her status as a non-career politician, coupled with her first-hand experience in the private sector, makes her uniquely suited for the job.

Her profile and history:

Now, here is another declared 2012 Republican candidate, Andy Martin

The self-professed People’s Attorney General and Internet Powerhouse is famously remembered as the source of the chain mail and online reports questioning the citizenship of President Obama and the claim that he was a Muslim. The 66-year old Martin filed his papers as a candidate for the next presidential election on Feb 8, and was quoted two weeks later saying, “Obama plays for keeps. He plays rough, and that's the only way to beat him, and I'm the only one that is tough enough to do that."

His profile and history:

Meet a real firebrand, declared 2012 Republican candidate Jimmy McMillan

The former mayoral, gubernatorial and senatorial candidate for the Rent Is Too Damn High Party announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination on December last year. Explaining his decision not to contest the Democratic nomination, a party he was formerly registered with, karate expert McMillan was quoted as saying "the rent is too damn high." The flamboyant Vietnam veteran also gave some words of advice to President Obama, “If you don’t do your job right, I am coming at you!"

His profile and history:

Next up, another Republican (there's a lot of them!). Declared 2012 Republican candidate and career flight attendant Tom Miller

Tom Miller feels that the country is being destroyed from within chiefly through a series of failed fiscal and immigration policies; a state of affair brought forth by an entrenched political elite. Miller sees himself as a representative of the people, as envisioned by the Founding Fathers themselves, and offers a solution-based approach to tackle the multitude of issues facing the nation. Ultimately, he hopes to re-empower the American people around the concept of small government.

His profile and history:

And now for something a little different: Meet declared 2012 Independent Presidential Candidate, Stephen Rollins

Stephen Rollins is an actor, writer, producer, director and business owner. The 37-year old, who once played for the New Jersey Rock n' Rollers in the RHI league, has a vision and a goal to restore our American Identity and return the country to its glorious roots. It is time to restructure our budget, tax code, education, and energy plan. It is time for someone with a bold plan and the will to fight for bold solutions. Let’s put party politics aside and do what’s right for this nation. Let’s restore our American Identity. It is time for Stephen Rollins.

His profile and history:


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posted on Jun, 11 2012 @ 12:57 PM

Next, meet another Republican, declared 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate, Matt Snyder

Matthew Bradley Snyder is a supporter of people, not parties. He believes in the passion that stirs the heart of the common man. It is not political ambition, but personal experience, that enflames that passion. A president should exude it, not emulate it. Snyder is a true representative of the people.

His profile and history:

Now, we have a Democratic challenger, declared 2012 Democratic Presidential Candidate and pro-life activist (!), Randall Terry

At a glance, it may seem a little odd for a pro-life and anti-LGBT candidate to run for the Democratic nomination. A closer look however, would tell us that an estimated 30-40% of Democrats actually shares the 52-year old Terry’s views. And for those who consider this as nothing more than a publicity stunt by an anti-abortionist radical, think again. Randall Terry is planning to spend close to $3 million for a 30-second slot in the 2012 Super Bowl.

His profile and history:

Now, meet another Independent: Declared 2012 Independent Presidential Candidate, Danny Woodring

Danny Earl Woodring, a 63-year-old Vietnam vet (DAV) and recipient of the Purple Heart, has joined the race for the presidency as a write-in independent conservative. The telco consultant is running his campaign exclusively from the internet and welcomes assistance from volunteers. The father of five and grandfather of eight currently resides in Palm Bay, Florida, with wife Ina.

His profile and history:

Lastly, we have one more Republican, declared 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate
Businessman, Vern Wuensche

Wuensche ran for President in 2008, garnering a tenth place finish in both the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries, despite spending only $36,000. In 100 days, the owner of Houston’s third oldest construction company, visited over 6,000 local businesses and churches in 242 towns in both states. He believes that businesses survive and thrive chiefly through the caliber of those who runs them and thus, these executives are perfectly qualified for a public office shorn of proven management experience

His profile and history:

Well, folks, there you have it. Many different candidates, NONE of which got any air time, or the right to engage in televised debates. We The People deserve to know all of the candidates and their positions, and what they have to offer.

I did this thread in order to wake people up to the fact that there are more than two that are running. Since these people may or may not appear on the ballot, I suggest that you use your conscience and write in your choice. Show TPTB that we are not fooled, and we will not be corralled into voting for "the lesser of two evils".

Do your homework, America!!

posted on Jun, 11 2012 @ 01:01 PM
Oh, BTW, here are the candidates who have withdrawn their intention to run:

Michele Bachmann
Herman Cain
Roger Gary (Libertarian)
Newt Gingrich
RJ Harris (Libertarian)
John Huntsman
Thad McCotter
Tim Pawlenty
Rick Perry
Carl Person (Libertarian)
Buddy Roemer (Reform Party)
Rick Santorum
R. Lee Wrights (Libertarian)

posted on Jun, 11 2012 @ 01:16 PM
As I strolled down the list.... "puppet"..."puppet"..."puppet"..."look at the strings on that one!"..."puppet"..."I actually like him!".."puppet"

posted on Jun, 11 2012 @ 01:20 PM
I like jimmie mcmillan, We have the same side-burn/mustache combination. Thats all it takes right?
Now, back to american idol.

Just kidding. That's a lot to go through so when someone says there is no one running that shares their values, that is because they don't look. Also if me voting my beliefs just makes it easier for some other guy to win, that is everyone else's problem, not mine, I did what I was supposed to do. If we all just vote for who we think will win then none of our problems will ever be solved.

posted on Jun, 11 2012 @ 01:24 PM
I had to reply in here just to say that THE RENT IS TOO DAMN HIGH PARTY might be the best name for a political party ever. And he looks like an older Samuel Jackson circa pulp fiction days.

That is all.

posted on Jun, 11 2012 @ 01:27 PM
reply to post by Mizzijr

The point of this thread was to introduce people to the candidates which get no coverage (other than perhaps locally). These are the puppets whose puppet masters don't have the financial clout to get them in the public eye. I also believe that some are just doing it on principal, knowing they have no chance of winning in our current corrupt system.

There is always the option not to vote, or to write in whomever you wish, as people write in "Mickey Mouse" have been doing since the 1960s.
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posted on Jun, 11 2012 @ 01:29 PM
reply to post by eazyriderl_l

You are correct. If you only vote for whom you think is going to win, then you are wasting your vote and acting like a brainless sheep.

Yes, it's a lot to read through, but I believe that people these days tend to want for everybody else to tell them who to vote for. If we actually did our due diligence on the candidates, it might be a totally different ballgame.

posted on Jun, 11 2012 @ 01:33 PM
reply to post by FissionSurplus

Yeah I've written myself in for the last two elections. No way I'm voting for any of the lying bastards that actually campaign for this position. It's essentially signing up to be the biggest puppet in the world for 4 years at a time.

The rent is too damn high party might have my vote based on nothing else but it's name alone.

posted on Jun, 11 2012 @ 01:43 PM

Yeah I've written myself in for the last two elections.
reply to post by W3RLIED2

LOL! That is too cool! I never thought of writing my own name in. Love it.

posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 09:00 PM

I think I'll pick this one, I like the stach!

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