A Statement by Stewart Alexander, Socialist Party Candidate for President of the United States
8 July 2012
Running for President as a Third Party candidate is a tough gig. Out on the campaign trail we are always outspent by the Democrats and Republicans, opposed in court by their fancy lawyers and harassed by their, mostly paid, political representatives. Worst of all, both of these corporate funded parties rely on fundamentally undemocratic ballot access laws to ensure their own dominance. I take this for granted – the Democrats and Republicans will resort to any dirty trick necessary to fend off a challenge from Third Party candidates. The big surprise of this election season is that another Third Party, the Illinois Green Party, not the Democrats and Republicans are the ones resorting to dirty tricks....