Third Party Primary Candidate Profiled by FoxNews

FoxNews.com is not exactly known for its friendliness towards third party or independent candidates. However, they published this extensive profile of several third party primary candidates who will be on the ballot in California. Amongst the candidates profiles are Green Party candidate Roseanne Barr, American Independent Party candidate Edward Noonan, and Socialist Party candidate Stewart Alexander.

There’s no such conflict for American Independent Party candidate Ed Noonan.

“Most people have just thrown up their hands in the air and say, no, we have to vote for the lesser of two evils,” Noonan declared. “If you vote for the lesser of two evils, you will still get evil.”

The computer store owner lives north of Sacramento and says today’s American Independent Party is what the Republican Party used to be and is far more conservative than when George Wallace was its standard-bearer in 1968.

“We have a strong inkling that the Constitution matters, that everything we do should apply to the Constitution,” he said.

Noonan’s campaign is threadbare and wanting for recognition. He’s only qualified for the California contest, because, he says, “you need people to get off their heinie” to collect the signatures needed to make the ballot in other states.

Nonetheless, Noonan, who has been unsuccessful in filing lawsuits questioning Obama’s birthplace, sees it as his duty to run.

“There’s not very many people in the American Independent Party that believe we have a chance,” he said. “And I’m one of the very few that’s willing to say, if not me, who?”

The profiles are fairly extensive for each candidate, with multiple quotes from each candidate explaining their positions.

6 thoughts on “Third Party Primary Candidate Profiled by FoxNews

  1. Lake, forwarding / presenting Westcoast Political News

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    Jill Stein Defeats Roseanne Barr in California Green Party Presidential Primary
    June 5th, 2012

    The California Green Party presidential primary is the nation’s only Green Party presidential primary this year in which Roseanne Barr appeared on the ballot. She might have qualified for the Green Party primary ballot in other states, except that she entered the race too late to qualify in the states with earlier Green Party presidential primaries.

    Dr. Jill Stein defeated Barr in the California contest. Stein received 47.9%; Barr received 40.4%; [San Diego’s] Kent Mesplay received 11.6%.

    These percentages will probably change slightly once all the votes have been counted [….. and Don Lake wants to thank every one for all the millions of dollars spent on May / June 2012 campaign advertising as he and his mini crew voted at their first opportunity via mail and laughed all the way to the post office …]

    [Lake: let’s do the same this fall, as over 50% of Golden State voters do not appear in person.]

  2. Ad Hoc

    @1 That was from Ballot Access News. Kind of rude not to identify your sources when you cut and paste, you know?

  3. Paulie

    When you pay someone for their time to post articles, you can bitch about what doesn’t get posted. Until then, be thankful when anything at all gets posted since each and every article is a free gift.

    Regardless of how old or new, and whether it is posted as an article or a comment, when you quote someone, identify it as a quote and name your source.

    That’s not just rude not to, it’s actually illegal, and could potentially get both you and IPR’s owners in legal trouble. If that ever happens, the most likely result is the whole site being shut down.

    For you this may just be a place to virtually defecate, but some of us have put a lot of work into it only to have people like you demand more while contributing less than nothing.

    Quit the crap or I will seriously ask you to find another litter box.

    Thanks.

  4. Nick Kruse

    Seems like Fox News only did profiles of candidates that it knows won’t be on the November ballot (example: Roseanne Barr).

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