Saturday, September 17, 2016

MCC hosts “minor party presidential candidate” forum

 17 September 2016

By By Paul Rozycki
East Village Magazine

Can’t deal with Trump?

Not sure if you can trust Hillary?

Well, there are lots of other choices out there.

That was the point of the “Off the Beaten Path to the White House Presidential Candidate Forum” held at Mott Community College Sept. 15.

The event was sponsored by MCC’s political science department and broadcast as part of Tom Sumner’s radio program on WFOV 92.1 LPFM.

The forum grew out of Sumner’s “Off the Beaten Path” weekly radio interviews with independent and third party candidates over the last year. Associate producer Andrea Sutton led the effort to contact the candidates and arrange for their appearance on the program and the forum.

The event brought together a diverse field of eight independent and minor party candidates. Attending the forum were independent candidates John Fitzgerald Johnson from New York,  Dr. Lynn Kahn from Maryland and New York,  Lloyd Kelso from North Carolina, Scott Smith from Colorado and Terry Wheelock from Texas. They were joined by Robert Dionisio of the United Party USA ( from Washington, D.C., Emidio “Mimi” Soltysik of the Socialist Party USA from California, and Jerry White of the Socialist Equality Party from Michigan....

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