Alliance Party: A Major Announcement

The Alliance Party, founded in 2018 with a merger of the American Moderates Party, the Modern Whig Party, the American Party of South Carolina, and later joined by the Independence Party of Minnesota, the American Alliance Party, and the Independent Party of Connecticut, put out the following statement today about its 2020 nominating convention:

We are especially pleased to announce that we are convening the delegates of the several states for the purpose of the possible nomination of a presidential ticket.  This is a significant accomplishment for a party as young as we are.

Due to the health crisis that we are all engaged in this will be done virtually online. You are invited to observe this convention on YouTube.  Shortly after 3:30 PM EDT on April 25th you will receive an email with the live link.

In accordance with our by-laws, the National Committee has called this convention and delegated a Convention Committee to develop the rules. After speeches and presentation of the candidates, following a motion to nominate, each state delegate present will cast a yea or nay vote on the motion.  A majority of 50% plus one will carry the motion to nominate. Each state affiliate will cast one vote while protocol state affiliates will cast two, as per the by-laws.

Acclaimed reformer and author Greg Orman will deliver the keynote.

The national ticket being presented is:

President:  

“Rocky” De La Fuente (born October 10, 1954) is an American businessman and political reformer. He was the nominee of both the Reform Party and his self-created American Delta Party for President of the United States in the 2016 election.. That year he was also an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential primary.

Vice President:

Darcy G. Richardson (born December 6, 1955) is an American author, historian and political activist.

He was the Reform Party of Florida’s nominee for governor in 2018. In the 2012 presidential election, Richardson challenged incumbent Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States in five state primaries.

We hope to see you there!

National Chair

14 thoughts on “Alliance Party: A Major Announcement

  1. NewFederalist

    I’m sure someone has already considered this but will Mr. De La Fuente have problems with “sore loser” laws since he has appeared in many GOP primaries already this year? Otherwise… Go Darcy! He could head the ticket if Rocky does have problems.

  2. paulie

    Yes, they have considered it. They aren’t talking to me anymore lately, but I think they plan to get on in whatever states they can. Many states do not have sore loser laws, or Rocky did not make the primary.

  3. William Saturn Post author

    What do you mean they aren’t talking to you? Were they talking to you often and then cut it off or are they just not responding to messages?

  4. paulie

    I used to talk to Darcy on the phone. At one point I had business dealings with Rocky so sometimes talked to him on the phone, emailed or texted. Our last conversation I asked Darcy to see where some things stood, and we agreed to talk in a few days. He emailed me some info I asked him for. After that I have been unable to reach him by phone or email. I haven’t tried to contact Rocky again lately but my recollection was he did no reply to me the last few times I did, after our business was concluded. To be clear no one is under any obligation to talk to me. In fact, there is less reason to do so now. In many ways my time has passed.

  5. NewFederalist

    “In many ways my time has passed.” – paulie

    Welcome to the club my friend!

  6. Max

    Who can take Rocky seriously? He literally runs for different offices in different stages at the same time.

  7. paulie

    At least some people do since he does get a few votes here and there. Also, Darcy does, and he knows a hell of a lot about this stuff – probably more than just about anyone alive.

  8. Darcy G. Richardson

    “Who can take Rocky seriously?”

    Well, Rocky might not have demonstrated a lot of popular support at the ballot box up ’til now, but Jesus only had a dozen disciples and George Washington, the father of our country, bravely led a bedraggled, rag-tag army of only 2,400 citizen-soldiers — another 1,700 were injured or too sick to make the journey — when he crossed the icy Delaware River in late December 1776 and helped to turn the tide against the British and their Hessian allies in Trenton following a series of setbacks by the Patriot cause during the War of Independence.

    If there’s going to be a serious challenge to the duopoly in 2020, a year when one of the major parties is led by a self-absorbed megalomaniac and the other party has been reduced to second-guessing that narcissist’s mishandling of the twin crises facing the country — the deadly coronavirus pandemic and what will almost certainly be an ensuing deep recession or depression — while fielding a presidential aspirant well beyond his prime, it likely won’t come from any of the country’s leading nationally-organized yet ideologically-marginalized third parties such as the Libertarian, Green or Constitution parties.

    It could, however, come from a new political movement such as that being offered by the newly-formed Alliance Party, a pragmatic and forward-looking party which envisions restoring the United States to its historic, independent and positive role as a force for good in the world.

    Led nationally by longtime educator Jim Rex, the last Democrat to win a statewide race in solidly-red South Carolina, it’s a party that could potentially appeal to the vast majority of the electorate.

    Rocky, one of the most unfairly maligned and misunderstood men in American politics, is willing to lead that effort.

    A highly successful second-generation Mexican-American, Rocky has the unique ability to see around corners and is one of the smartest people you’ll ever encounter. With the possible exception of Richard Winger, nobody has done more in recent years for the cause of open politics and free and fair elections in the United States than Rocky.

    Most importantly, he also loves his country deeply and wants to see it live up to its potential for each and every inhabitant.

    Rocky, moreover, understands better than most how the two parties have failed the country — and have failed it badly — as a result of the extreme hyper-partisanship and polarization of American politics. That alone is enough to take him seriously.

    The American people could — and likely will — do a lot worse than a De La Fuente presidency.

    If you love your country and everything for which it once stood…

  9. Fernando Mercado

    Darcy may be eloquent but Roque still isn’t really the best man to lead a ticket like that, Ross Perot he is not. Him and Perot have 1 thing in common, and that’s money.

    He’s praised oligarch Mike Bloomberg for bringing a “unique perspective” to the race, ran for 9 senate races last year, ran for a congressional seat this year just to boost his sons chance to win, stated he wants to form a political dynasty, switching party affiliations whenever it’s convenient for him. He just doesn’t come off as genuine enough.

    Alliance party would be better suited in flipping the ticket

  10. paulie

    That would depend on the people on the ticket being willing to do that. I doubt they are. How far it will go, we shall see.

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