Tag Archives: Bernie Sanders

Time Capsule: Spock Stumps with Sanders in Vermont

Benjamin Spock, the nation’s most famous pediatrician and the People’s Party candidate for president, carried his antiwar message to students at Vermont’s Bennington College in September of 1972.

The 69-year-old Spock, who had spoken on hundreds of college campuses in the late sixties and early seventies, told a decent-sized audience in Bennington’s Tishman Hall that the injustices and inhumanity perpetrated by the United States in Vietnam had led him to begin speaking out against other injustices in American society.… Read more ...

Evan McMullin to Launch Independent Run for U.S. Senate

Evan McMullin, a former CIA officer who received 21.5 percent of the vote in Utah as an Independent candidate in the 2016 presidential election (0.53 percent nationwide), plans to announce an Independent challenge to incumbent Republican Mike Lee of Utah for his US Senate seat in 2022, reports The Salt Lake Tribune.… Read more ...

Mike Gravel Dead at 91

Former Senator Mike Gravel of Alaska, a 2008 candidate for the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination, has died at the age of 91, his namesake Gravel Institute reports:

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Movement for A Peoples Party to hold Peoples Convention on August 30th

Movement For A People’s Party, a group founded with the intention of translating the Bernie Sanders movement into an Independent Political Party in the vein of the People’s Party of William Jennings Bryan, will hold a convention on August 30th from 4-6 pm Eastern Time to discuss strategy for the 2022 and 2024 Elections.Read more ...

Liberty Union Party Nominates Gloria La Riva for President

As Ballot Access News reports, the newly- christened presidential nominee of the socialist Peace and Freedom Party and presidential nominee of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL), Gloria La Riva, received the presidential nomination of Vermont’s ballot qualified Liberty Union Party.

La Riva’s running mate Leonard Peltier was nominated for vice president. … Read more ...

Mike Gravel Turns 90

Former two term Senator Mike Gravel of Alaska turned 90 years old today.  Gravel unsuccessfully sought the Libertarian Party’s 2008 presidential nomination, losing to former Congressman Bob Barr at the National Convention.  Gravel remained with the party until 2010 when he rejoined the Democrats.

Prior to his Libertarian candidacy, Gravel ran for the Democratic Party’s 2008 presidential nomination.… Read more ...

Pat Buchanan: How Long Can Biden Stay in His Basement?

Patrick J. Buchanan was the Reform Party’s 2000 presidential nominee. He published the following editorial today on his official website Buchanan.org:

Where Barack Obama achieved notoriety for “leading from behind,” Joe Biden, these last two months, has been leading from the basement.

And, one must add, doing so quite successfully.

Since his rout of Bernie Sanders on Super Tuesday, Biden has led President Donald Trump in every national poll and, lately, opened up a lead in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Florida.… Read more ...

Vermin Supreme: Bernie Endorses Biden, Vermin Supreme Campaign Responds

2020 Libertarian Party presidential candidate Vermin Supreme sent out the following press release this morning.

The Future is Love

Good morning!  Today let’s address what’s happening in our world and our path towards the future.

Twenty-four hours ago, Senator Bernie Sanders endorsed Joe Biden for President of the United States.  For many of his supporters, this evokes mixed emotions; shock, dismay, and betrayal among them.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: The Week We Should Not Forget for Our Own Sake

Author and consumer advocate Ralph Nader, a 1996 Independent presidential candidate, 2000 Green Party presidential nominee, 2004 Independent presidential candidate and Reform Party presidential nominee, and 2008 Independent presidential candidate and Peace and Freedom Party presidential nominee, published the following editorial today on his website Nader.org. 

Much happened this week and we can’t afford to ignore any of it.… Read more ...

Greens: Green Party Trends on Twitter, Sees Surge of Support, After Sanders Suspends Campaign

The Green Party put out the following release today after yesterday’s Twitter post addressed to supporters of Bernie Sanders, who had just dropped out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, went viral. 

Yesterday was a busy day for us! We’d love to speak with you about what all of this means for the rest of the campaign year. … Read more ...

Statement: Dan Behrman vs. Bernie Sanders

Dan Behrman is a candidate for the Libertarian Party’s 2020 presidential nomination. He is best known for his large yellow hat with the slogan “Taxation is Theft.”  I’ve signed up to receive updates from each Libertarian presidential candidate and Behrman sends out more statements than any other.  Below is a statement he released yesterday about the issue of healthcare and the withdrawal of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders:

Radical Healthcare Reform

There were only two candidates on the entire 2020 presidential platform who were pushing for heavy healthcare reform.… Read more ...

Green Party Message to Bernie Sanders Supporters

The Green Party’s Twitter account sent out the following message to supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders who today ended his campaign for the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination:

Early in his political career, Sanders was a member of the Liberty Union Party in Vermont. He was elected Mayor of Burlington as an Independent in 1980, elected to the House of Representatives as an Independent in 1990, and elected to the US Senate as an Independent in 2006.… Read more ...