Monday, March 12, 2012

Socialist talks politics to Whittier students

12 March 2012

By Hugo Guzman
Quaker Campus

"Last Thursday, Whittier College students were treated to a visit by Presidential candidate Stewart Alexander. Alexander, who is running for President of the United States under the Socialist Party USA, was invited on campus by senior Rex Bartuzik, a member of the Whittier Activism Coalition. Bartuzik spoke to Alexander’s agent, who got him in touch with the man himself. Alexander spoke to students about his campaign and the current politics in America...

Although being well-received by Whittier College students on all sides of the political spectrum, Alexander has a long road ahead of him. Third-party candidates do not have a history of faring well in US politics, but despite this, Alexander and his supporters remain optimistic. 'If we win in California, we might be able to disrupt the entire two-party system.' Bartuzik said. 'The real objective here is to cause social change instead of leader-oriented politics.'"

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