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Ross Perot, Two-Time Presidential Candidate, Dies

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Henry Ross Perot, best known for running for president twice, passed away on July 9th after a battle with leukemia.

Perot’s initial campaign for president as centrist oriented Independent campaign gained nationwide support, even earning him a spot on the 1992 General Election Debates, the only time the US had 3 candidates for President on the debate stage.… Read more ...

CBS 60 Minutes – Johnson Promises: “No Hypocrisy; Full Transparency”

60-minutes60 Minutes corespondent Steve Kroft interviewed Governors Gary Johnson and Bill Weld for broadcast on CBS earlier tonight. It’s the first time 60 Minutes has interviewed any third-party presidential candidate AND the vice-presidential running mate.  Johnson: “I believe this is going to be the demise of the Republican Party. . .… Read more ...

Ralph Nader Praises Donald Trump as “Breath of Fresh Air”

Consumer advocate and four time Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader appeared yesterday on Fox Business Network calling Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump a “breath of fresh air,” explaining that he was “delighted” by Trump’s refusal to rule out a third party bid.

“The two party tyranny that blocks voter choices and dominates the political scene on behalf of big business needs to be broken up and Trump is the one to do it,” said Nader to host Deirdre Bolton, “it takes a billionaire.… Read more ...

Buchanan-Trump Embrace Recalls 2000 Reform Party Race

In 1999, Saturday Night Live parodied the battle between paleoconservative icon Pat Buchanan and entrepreneur Donald Trump for control of Ross Perot’s Reform Party.  Social issues dominated the debate as Trump and Buchanan both sought the party’s presidential nomination.  Today, more than 15 years later, the two are finding common ground as Trump mounts a Republican presidential campaign that may ultimately lead to an Independent run.… Read more ...

Former Congressman Vin Weber: Add Third-Party Candidate to Presidential Debates

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In a interview with Michael A. Smerconish (a weekly Saturday program on CNN) which was broadcast earlier today, former Republican Congressman, and current Jeb Bush adviser, Vin Weber called for the addition of a Third Party candidate to the Presidential debates.

A transcript of the relevant portions of the broadcast follows:

SMERCONISH: There is a new frontrunner emerging from the pack of 2016 GOP Presidential candidates, Marco Rubio (is) gaining traction.… Read more ...

IPR Exclusive: .Vote/.Voto Domain Adds Credibility to Political Websites

DotVoteThe Internet is very much like the wild wild west, where anything goes, despite its growing importance in the field of politics and political information. Domain names are at the forefront of this Wild West mentality of the Internet, with people cyber-squatting on domain names, either for profit or to cause harm to certain political groups, candidates, or campaigns.… Read more ...

Michael Bloomberg Says the U.S. a “Two-Party Country”

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg briefly discussed independent politics yesterday on Fox News’ Your World with Neil Cavuto.

Bloomberg served as Mayor of New York from 2002 to 2013, initially as a Republican and then as an Independent after leaving the GOP in 2007.  Since 2008, pundits have speculated on the billionaire media mogul’s supposed plan to run a self-financed Independent campaign for President.  … Read more ...

Could Gary Johnson swing the election?

The Atlantic publishes an article on Libertarian Presidential nominee Gary Johnson, the third party candidates in the past, and how they can effect an election.

Having since left the GOP for the Libertarian Party—that loose, 40-year-old coalition of perpetually quarreling anti-statists and isolationists, Ayn Randians and Hayekians, goldbugs and black-helicopter­-fixated privacy fanatics—Johnson hopes to fashion a new voting bloc.

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Thomas Friedman Suggests David Walker As An Independent Presidential Candidate

In his New York Times column, Thomas Friedman expresses an interest in seeing a “smart independent” candidate participate in the presidential debates in order to “make Obama and his Republican opponent better.” The person he suggests could play this role is former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker. In the article, Walker praises the presidential campaigns of Ross Perot:

“He woke up the American people to the truth about our fiscal situation in clear, concise and compelling terms.Read more ...

CIA, Perot, Rothschild connections to Americans Elect

Ballot Access News reports that

William H. Webster supports American Elect […] Between 1978 and 1987, he was director of the FBI. From 1987 to 1991, he was director of the CIA. He is the only person who held both of those latter two jobs.

Current CIA director David Patraeus, formerly in charge of the occupation forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, is rumored to be a possible leading contender for the Americans Elect nomination.… Read more ...

C-Span presents “The Contenders”, featuring some third party presidential candidates

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C-SPAN Will Present “The Contenders”, 14 Weekly Shows Featuring a Presidential Candidate Who Lost But Changed Policy
Ballot Access News / September 3rd, 2011

Starting September 9, C-SPAN will present a new series, “The Contenders”. Each of the fourteen shows will present the story of a presidential candidate who ran and lost, but who changed U.S.

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Wayne Root: Washington Times OpEd — Bin Laden dead, Uncle Sam slow

Like the rest of America, I cheered at the news of the killing of Osama bin Laden. I was thrilled. It made my night. And the next day, too. One of the great vile, evil villains of modern history had been eliminated. If you weren’t celebrating, there is a chip missing from your DNA.… Read more ...