25 October 2012
By José Pérez
"Four years ago, the election of Barack Obama as the first Black
president of the U.S., was hailed as a groundbreaking moment in history.
But many people may have been unaware that Obama was not the only Black
running for the highest office in the land in 2008. Former
Congressperson Cynthia McKinney ran against Obama and the Republican
nominee John McCain as the Green Party candidate that year.
This year, there are three Black candidates for President of the U.S.
that voters in Miami-Dade County will see on their ballots in a few
weeks. President Obama, of course, is one but who are the others and
what are their campaigns all about? Peta Lindsay is the Party for Socialism and Liberation’s nominee;
Stewart Alexander is the Socialist Party USA’s candidate. Each has their
own unique story...."
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