December 28, 2011
December 28, 2011. Chicago. Whiteout Press, the independent news outlet and advocate for independent voters, released its endorsements for President today. A proud pillar of the indy-media community, the online publication made its recommendations for not just the Republican and Democratic contests, but also for the Libertarian, Green and Constitution party races. Continue reading to find out who the news outlet endorsed, as well as a little more about each candidate.
Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for President
In an election season where the sitting Democratic President resembles his Republican predecessor more than his own party, and two of the three Republican front-runners to replace him label each other Obama-light, while the third is so far right, he’s a little left – it’s been interesting to watch our American democracy in action. One place an independent voter is sure to find a little continuity and genuine opinion is in the realm of the third party. Overrun by their own success, even the third parties are dealing with their own individual growing pains due to an influx of current and former Republicans and Democrats.
With that said, we at Whiteout Press have done our best to research each of the Presidential candidates for each of the above mentioned parties in order to provide the most educated endorsements for our readers as possible. The below endorsements are for each of the respective parties’ Presidential primaries. Parties such as the Boston Tea Party have already held their nominating process and have been omitted from this list. Read the Dec. 26 Whiteout Press article, ‘Boston Tea Party announces Presidential Ticket’ for details.
For independents, there is no primary process. Independent candidates for President will all meet the winners of each parties’ primary in the November general election. Whiteout Press will make endorsements for independent Presidential candidates at a later date. For a recap of the announced independent candidates for President in 2012, read the Whiteout Press article, ‘Independent Candidates for President 2012’.
Whiteout Press, chosen by independent voters for their independent news coverage, endorses the following candidates for each of their parties’ nominations for President of the United States.
Democratic Party: Darcy Richardson
For the Democratic Party nomination for President, Whiteout Press endorses Darcy Richardson. When it came to our choice for the Democratic nomination, the decision was down to two individuals. One was Florida’s Darcy Richardson, and the other dropped out of the race and endorsed Darcy Richardson. At that point, the choice was obvious. 56 year old Richardson is a former insurance specialist and current novelist, journalist and author of numerous third party historical books. Richardson is no stranger to politics, having managed one of the late Minnesota Senator Eugene McCarthey’s Presidential campaigns.
Explaining why he announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for President, Richardson’s campaign says, “Disappointed by President Obama’s abandonment of many of the progressive values that he articulated so eloquently — and passionately — during the 2008 presidential campaign, coupled with the President’s capitulation to the GOP on issue after issue and his glaring inability to pull the country out of the ever-prolonged “Great Recession,” Darcy announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.”
Republican Party: Ron Paul
For the Republican nomination for President, Whiteout Press endorses Texas Congressman Ron Paul. One of the few defenders of liberty in Congress, the choice to endorse Rep. Paul for the Republican nomination for President was simple. Not only is Ron Paul the most honest and sincere candidate in the GOP field, he’s the only one who consistently stands by the American people against powerful special interests. Visit the Whiteout Press ‘Articles’ page and view any of the number of articles Whiteout Press has written about Congressman Paul.
Saddled with undeniable sabotage by America’s mainstream media, as well as his own Republican leadership, Ron Paul has risen above it to become one of the front-runners for the GOP nomination. Lacking the big-money contributors and corporate backers that his opponents enjoy, Rep. Paul has shown that the power of ‘We the People’, along with a ton of 5 and 10 dollar donations from everyday Americans, can stand up to the elite establishment. Paul’s ideas were considered a bit radical 20 years ago. Now, 20 years later, he has been proven correct on many of those issues. With the intelligence, foresight and dedication to America he has shown over his career, we are proud to endorse Ron Paul for the Republican nomination for President.
Libertarian Party: Gary Johnson
For the Libertarian Party nomination for President, Whiteout Press endorses Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson. The former Governor hasn’t made his switch from the GOP to the Libertarian Party official yet, much less confirm that he’s continuing his campaign for the White House. But here at Whiteout Press, the word in the precincts is that the former Governor is leaving the Republican Party to run for President on the Libertarian Party ticket. An official announcement is scheduled for later today. A fierce libertarian, fiscal conservative and social moderate, Gary Johnson embodies the spirit and beliefs of the typical American independent voter.
If Gary Johnson confirms he is continuing his run for the Presidency, we at Whiteout Press are happy to endorse former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson for the Libertarian Party nomination for President of the United States. Explaining, in part, why Johnson is running for President, the candidate’s website explains, “Our leaders in Washington DC have led America to a place of unemployment, a devalued currency, banking scandals, the mortgage crisis, drug crisis, economic crisis, loss of our nation’s industrial might, and a long list of other reminders that our nation is way off course.”
Green Party: Jill Stein
For the Green Party nomination for President, Whiteout Press gladly endorses Doctor Jill Stein. Born in Chicago and currently residing in Lexington, Jill Stein is a mother, housewife, physician, teacher and pioneering environmental health advocate. Dr. Stein’s healthy living reports and programs have been presented at government, public health and medical conferences and have been used to improve public policy. Her concepts incorporate and promote green local economies, sustainable agriculture, clean power, and freedom from toxic threats.
Jill has appeared as an environmental health expert on the Today Show, 20/20, Fox News and other programs. The Green Party’s Jill Stein is no stranger to politics and the mountain third parties and independents are up against. Having witnessed the ability of big money to stop health protective policies on Beacon Hill, Jill became an advocate for campaign finance reform, and worked to help pass the Clean Election Law. This law was approved by the voters by a 2-1 margin, but was later repealed by the Massachusetts Legislature on an unrecorded voice vote. For the Green Party nomination for President, Whiteout Press is happy to endorse Jill Stein.
For the Constitution Party nomination for President, Whiteout Press endorses JL Mealer. While some in the Constitution Party might be tempted to support current Republicans for their party’s nomination, we at Whiteout Press recommend sticking with a sincere, no-nonsense candidate like JL Mealer. One glimpse at the candidate’s website gives voters and supporters an extremely detailed list of policies, issues and positions.
The first statement on JL Mealer’s campaign website sums up his candidacy and hits home with us here at Whiteout Press. In it, Mealer promises; “No hyperbole, no double talk, no half-truths, no pandering special interests, no political trickery, no prima donna catchy phrases, no lies, no grinning fool’s ‘politics’, no deceit, no backroom deals, no empy Hope and Change, no BS.” For the Constitution Party nomination for President, Whiteout Press endorses JL Mealer.
Each political party has its own nominating process, schedule and method for choosing its Presidential nominee. For most, the primary season begins in one week with the Iowa Caucus, followed immediately by the New Hampshire primary. For more information on how to volunteer for any of the above candidates, or to see how you can get involved with any of the above worthwhile political parties, visit their websites linked above. Support independent media. Support independent politics. Support Whiteout Press.
Vote in the Whiteout Press Online Poll – If the General Election were held today, who would you vote for? No registration required. Polls close at midnight, December 31, 2011. Vote now on the Whiteout Press Home Page.
Voters Guide to Political Parties in America
Includes description, contact info, website, logo and more