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Forum Post: OWS Candidate For President

Posted 6 years ago on Jan. 13, 2012, 3:41 p.m. EST by NonnyMoose (11)
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In the next few months we need to find a candidate with national name recognition to run as the OWS candidate for President. If Trump comes in as an independent and siphons off votes from the right, then this candidate could very well win the White House in November.

We must start now to make this happen.



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[-] 1 points by brightonsage (4494) 6 years ago

I think you are trying to start in the wrong place. Try candidates for the House. It is local, easy to get to the local electorate. Speak in local venues. Great way to recruit for the movement. Parking lots, parks, etc.

Getting on ballots for President is difficult and in some cases, costly.

[-] 1 points by NonnyMoose (11) 6 years ago

Yes, Rocky is good. He just doesn't have national name recognition.

RedJazz, I think the movement is much bigger than you realize. For every person who has spent a night at an occupation, there are hundreds or even thousands of peple who agree with the ideas but can't or won't sleep in a tent.

And the idea that you're going to be able to shake the foundations of the system without having enough people to make a difference in electoral politics is in trouble logically.

I think we have to do both. We have to try to fundamentally change the system, but we can't ignore the fact that we're in an election year. Why not run candidates at the local, state, and national level who agree with our platform?


[-] 1 points by philosophersstoned (233) from Gypsum, CO 6 years ago

Trump isn't doing anything other than trying to sell his latest book and push his brand by duping the useful idiots at FOX. He was never a real candidate, and he never will be a real candidate. Stephen Colbert has a better chance of actually running than Trump.

Speaking of which, Colbert would be a decent protest vote. However I would encourage Occupiers to look into Rocky Anderson, on voterocky.org and forums on justicepartyusa.net. He has attended Occupy gatherings and his platform, money out of politics, aligns directly with what Occupy is trying to accomplish.

[-] 0 points by WooHoo (15) 6 years ago

You dim bulbs can't pick someone to be the leader of the drum circle! Love that you think you can get a presidential candidate even named much less elected.

Or was this a joke? I'm holding out hope that that's what it was. Because if it wasn't, you people are a lot further down the rabbit hole than I thought.



[-] 0 points by CalinMi (7) from Lansing Charter Township, MI 6 years ago
[-] 0 points by buphiloman (840) 6 years ago

Presidency = most successful whore in the brothel.

Why should anyone who takes life seriously care who wears that crown? We don't need no stinking President.

We are the people we need.

[-] 0 points by RedJazz43 (2757) 6 years ago

I consider myself an OWS activist. That said, I think hyperbole about an OWS candidate being able to win the White House is the worst kind of hyperbole. We are a wonderful movement, but we are also a tiny, tiny movement, not more than a few thousand people in a nation of 300 million. This sort of hyperbole does the movement absolutely no good. We have a very, very big job to do. Once 20 or 30 million people are occupying will be time enough to think about a next step, whatever that might be.


[-] -1 points by Odin (583) 6 years ago

I agree with you Mr. Jazz. I don't think we should get down in the gutter with those guys either, not at this point anyway. I want to shake the foundation of this system by showing just how corrupt it is. As i have said in other posts, we should wait until we have the numbers, and then demand change standing up, not on our knees begging for it.


[-] -2 points by nappybegone2o12 (-31) 6 years ago

We already have a libtard that is a failure, why would we want another one. OWS needs to stay on the park bench and pout

[-] -3 points by TimMcGraw (50) 6 years ago

Mitt Romney for the win!