Rhett Smith files to Run for the Green Party Presidential Nomination

Rhett Smith of San Antonio recently filed with the FEC as a candidate for the Green Party’s presidential nomination.  Smith is a perennial candidate, who previously ran for president as a Republican in 2008, and has sought such positions as U.S. Congressman, Governor of Texas, and Mayor of San Antonio. His most recent run was for a spot on the San Antonio River Authority Board in which one of his opponents was Libertarian Party presidential candidate Roger V. Gary.  Smith currently sits as an Executive Committee member for the Green Party of Texas.

In the FEC report, which was filed on December 28 and received on January 3, Smith lists his campaign website as RhettforPresident.com, which redirects to rhettforcongress.com.  The site includes a YouTube video of Smith from 2010 in which he announced that he was running as a “write-in” candidate for Texas’s 20th Congressional district against Democratic Congressman Charlie Gonzalez.

Smith’s personal blog ends in 2007, with a posting about his 2008 presidential campaign. However, earlier posts such as “Rhett Confronts Zionism” and “Rhett Smith answers question on gay rights”, reveal some of his political views.

Smith joins Jill Stein, Kent Mesplay, Harley Mikkelson, Mike Ballantine, and Robert Peace as a candidate for the Green Party’s 2012 presidential nomination. Only Stein, Mesplay, and Mikkelson are listed on the party website.

The Green Party’s national convention will be held July 13-15 in Baltimore.

4 thoughts on “Rhett Smith files to Run for the Green Party Presidential Nomination

  1. Green Party Voter

    Mr. Saturn,

    Thank you for the Green Party post.

    Mr. Rhett Smith would likely have more success running as a Green Party candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Texas.

    The Green Party has ballot status in Texas, and does not have enough candidates running for congress.

    The Green Party hurdle for nomination in Texas for congress is much lower, than the United States Green Party requirements for running for President.

    My advice to Mr. Smith. Run for congress in as a Green Party candidate in Texas.

    A quick check of http://www.polticis1.com shows the Green Party needs a U.S. Senate candidate in Texas as well.

  2. The White House

    I agree, Mr. Smith should run as a US Senate candidate too.

    I really don’t need this kind of competition.

    Smith should consider working with the Democratic/Catholic Trotskyist team. In fact Teddy Kennedy’s grandson is considering running for Congress in Massachusetts, and I think we can elect him as well.

    We all work together like a team.

    I’ll keep you posted about here the game plan.

    Berack

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