Thursday, November 22, 2012

And the winner isn't - President President

22 November 2012

By Phil Wieland
The Times (northwest IN)

"Porter County also cast votes for Big Bird, who was loved by Mitt Romney, and Bob the Builder, apparently based on his strong jobs and rebuilding program. These four fictional characters had name recognition, which wasn't the case for Virgil Good, Jill Stein or Stewart Alexander, who also got votes. The latter three filed under the Constitution, Green and Socialist parties, respectively, and they were among the 417 people who filed to run for president or vice president in this election, according to the Federal Election Commission...."

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Independents and 3rd parties tout Election Day victories

14 November 2012

By Mark Wachtler

"The 2012 election wasn’t without its bright spots however. The Green Party reports that at least 20 of its local candidates were elected or re-elected to office. The Libertarians tout Presidential nominee Gary Johnson’s 1.1 million votes – a record for any Libertarian Party Presidential candidate. And even the Socialist Party USA announced a local win by one of its candidates. While disappointing on the national level, with no opposition Presidential candidate cracking 1%, things were brighter on the local level...."

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Richardson Elementary students in Cuyahoga Falls cast their ballots for president

11 November 2012

By Phil Keren
Cuyahoga Falls News Press (OH)

"President Barack Obama was the winner in the mock election with 239 votes. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney had 125 votes, while Virgil Goode of the Constitution Party and Stewart Alexander of the Socialist Party each received two votes...."

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Presidential Election Concession Letter

08 November 2012 

A Statement by Stewart Alexander, 2012 Socialist Party Candidate for President of the United States

President Obama:

Though the battle was not fair – I had no Super PAC, a billion dollars in campaign funds, daily access to the mainstream media, nor even ballot lines waiting for me – I concede defeat in this election and recognize your victory.

Over the last four years, you have managed to shield the Americans conscience, not only continuing the overall policies of George W Bush, but expanding upon them as well. I cringe in despair to think of how many Occupiers were falsely arrested or sprayed with mace because of your coordination with municipalities from the White House and then voted for you just the same. I fear what you will continue to do in order to intimidate various leftist groups with your interpretations of law which infringe upon the internationally accepted rights to free speech and thought. I shudder at your ability to convince anti-war activists to embrace war, civil libertarians to embrace tyranny, and labor activists to embrace corporate welfare and attacks on union workers....

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

GCHS students take on role of candidates

7 November 2012

Grant County News (KY)

“'Do you want a Socialist world or a Mitt Romney world?' asked Mitt Romney last week at Grant County High School.
OK, maybe it’s wasn’t the real Mitt Romney, but rather Stephen Fightmaster, a senior at GCHS, who was portraying Romney in a mock presidential debate.
Fightmaster, along with five other students represented Romney, Pres. Barack Obama (Eric Mann), Dr. Jill Stein (Brittnie Seibert), Roseanne Barr (Sarah Kellam), Gov. Gary Johnson (Jacob Parker) and Stewart Alexander (Ben Shipp) and presented their political stance on a variety of issues.....

Alexander (Shipp) proposed 'turning back and giving to the 99 percent.' His platform boasted free education, social programs and health care....'"

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We Did It

7 November 2012

A Statement by Pat Noble, Newly Elected Socialist Party Candidate for Red Bank Regional H.S. Board of Education (Monmouth County, NJ)

Today, 1,033 people in Red Bank said yes to socialism, and elected a socialist to the Red Bank Regional High School Board of Education with 54% of the vote.

While officially non-partisan, the message of this campaign was clear. We promoted ideas that are socialist in nature, specifically the empowerment of teachers and students alike. Words were not minced, and we promoted my candidacy for what it is. I am a 19 year old socialist, uncompromisingly anti-capitalist, and I would like to work against budget cuts and help make students free to learn....

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New Jersey Socialist Party Secretary Elected to Regional High School Board of Education

7 November 2012

By Richard Winger
Ballot Access News

"On November 6, Pat Noble, who is 19 years old, was elected to the Red Bank Regional High School Board of Education. The high school is in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Noble defeated an incumbent, Nilsa Samol, by a margin of 53.6% to 46.4%. The high school is over a century old and is considered one of the state’s best high schools; see the wikipedia page about the school here. Noble has been the Secretary of the New Jersey Socialist Party for several years."

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Romney Narrowly Holding Bellwether Ohio County, N.H. Towns

05 November 2012

By Jim Geraghty
National Review

"Credit Suffolk for doing some of the most interesting polling of this cycle. Rather than toss another statewide poll onto the pile, they took a detailed look at one bellwether county in Ohio and two bellwether towns in New Hampshire. The verdict? Good news for Romney, but not much room for comfort:

In Lake County, Romney led Obama 47 percent to 43 percent with Independent Richard Duncan receiving 4 percent and Stewart Alexander (Socialist Party) receiving 1 percent...."

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Socialist Party Candidate Calls His Platform Not So Radical

05 November 2012

By Daniel A. Medina
New York Times

"Greg Pason, 45, the national secretary and only full-time employee of the Socialist Party USA and the party’s candidate for United States Senate in New Jersey, sat in the unassuming office in a run-down building in SoHo that serves as party headquarters one recent afternoon, discussing his chances....

Mr. Pason, whose stocky build and buzz haircut make him look more like Joe the Plumber than a Washington insider, is a former house cleaner who joined the Socialist Party more than two decades ago, after, he said, he found himself working two jobs but still homeless...."

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

In Ohio, third-party candidates could tilt election

05 November 2012

By Jane Pendergast
USA Today; Cincinnati Enquirer

"Stewart Alexander, Socialist Party: He aligns himself with the Occupy movement, advocates for expansion of the safety net set out in the New Deal in the 1930s, $100 million investment in electric vehicles and free, quality education from kindergarten through the doctoral level...."

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

In Ohio, voters have 7 choices for president

03 November 2012

By Ryan Dunn
The Courier (Cleveland)

"Alexander, 61, of Murrieta, Calif., said he offers alternatives to social problems. His platform includes affordable housing, a nationalized bank, legalizing and taxing marijuana, and bringing troops home. He also proposes free education through college because it's been proven to play an important role in advancement...."

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Friday, November 2, 2012

'Voters' have already spoken at Arlington School

02 November 2012

By Rose Schneider
The Courier (Findlay, OH)

"The presidential election is next week, but the 'voters' have already spoken at Arlington School, where the next president of the United States is ... Mitt Romney.

The school's auditorium was covered in campaign signs and packed with cheering students, teachers and parents this week as students portraying President Barack Obama, Republican Mitt Romney, and Socialist Party candidate Stewart Alexander each took the stage and tried to persuade 'voters' they should be president...."

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Advice for the Votelorn

02 November 2012

By Greg Kobayashi-McBryde

"How broken is the state of American politics when the “socialist” Barack Obama is the “progressive” choice and almost no one has heard of the actual Socialist candidate? (It’s Jerry White-no, wait, it’s Stewart Alexander-well, it’s one of those two, depending on what type of Socialist you are and how much googling you want to do.) I bet most people don’t know that a Socialist candidate even exists (and let’s not forget about the Green, Libertarian, Natural Law, etc., candidates). How broken is the race for president when most people think that their only choice is someone they think is awful but with whom they agree on a few points, rather than someone they think is great but with whom they disagree on a few points? It’s super broken...."

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Name those candidates: The other 10 candidates for President — who they are and what party they represent

02 November 2012

By Randal Seyler
Holmes County Times Advertiser (FL)

"At an event in Orange County where Ross Perot spoke to 5,000 people, it was clear that the people wanted more than the American two-party system.  Alexander joined the Peace and Freedom party, realizing that socialism could offer the social solutions for America’s working class people. He declared his candidacy for president on July 16, 2010, with the Socialist Party. He received the presidential nomination from the Socialist Party USA on Oct. 15, 2011 at the Party's national convention in Los Angeles...."

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Third-party candidates

02 November 2012

By Jordan Smith
The Guilfordian (Greensboro, NC)

"Stewart Alexander is the candidate for the Socialist Party...with a platform emphasizing a socialist platform and benefits for the working class.

'My platform is committed to the transformation of capitalism through the creation of a democratic socialist society,' he told The Modern Left. 'To create a better future for working people, my platform will offer a guide that will establish a new social and economic order in which democracy will allow the 99 percent to shape our own future....'"

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Road Rage: America's forgotten political parties

2 November, 2012

By Jonathan Roisman
Spartan Daily (San Jose)

Jonathan Roisman
Jonathan Roisman
"If some of the things said about President Barack Obama were true, mainly that he’s a socialist, he sure did fool millions of Americans.He must have carefully orchestrated one of the world’s greatest rouses by joining the Democratic Party, a party that prides itself on capitalism with limited governmental regulation, and got himself elected president to spread his socialist agenda. Pretty clever, eh?

If any of that is true, he probably should have joined Socialist Party USA, a party that was against Obama’s 2010 health care law, believes in the immediate withdrawal of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and would like a democratic socialist revolution, preferably peaceful...."

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Pretty clever, eh?
Pretty clever, eh?
Pretty clever, eh?

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Political debate at Carlisle Christian Academy

01 November 2012

By Tammie Gitt
The Sentinel (Harrisburg, PA)

"Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, played by Zach Williamson, 17, Socialist candidate Stewart Alexander, played by Shane Elliott, 16, and Democratic candidate Barack Obama, played by Emily Clark, 17, hold a presidential debate on Thursday morning at the Carlisle Christian Academy. The students participated in a mock debate, using the platforms of the candidates they represent to guide their responses...."

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Election Guide: U.S. President

01 November 2012

By Rebecca Townsend
Nuvo (Indianapolis)

"Socialist Party candidates, Stewart Alexander, a Californian running for U.S. president, along with John Strinka who is running as for state rep in District 39, dropped into the NUVO newsroom to share their platform...."

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