My continuing series on the alternative candidates just in case there are those out there like me that does not want a return of the status quo in our politics……the country deserves better.
This post will be about the Reform Party…..you may have heard of them…if you are old then it would be because of Ross Perot’s run for the presidency…..if you are too young for that then possibly it will be because Donald Trump tried to run as their candidate in 2000….but failed miserably.
When the ARP was founded, Jackie Salit noted in the Christian Science Monitor: “At its founding meeting in Kansas City in 1997, the 40 black delegates in the room, led by the country’s foremost African-American independent – Lenora Fulani – represented the first time in US history that African-Americans were present at the founding of a major national political party.”
The ARP has yet to organize in more than a few states. In the 2000, 2004, and 2008 elections, the American Reform Party supported Ralph Nader for president. The ARP is not a political party in the conventional sense. It does not have ballot access in any state, and it does not run candidates. It supports third-party candidates and independents who support the primary principals of the Party’s platform.
About 2010–2011, the party shifted from a relatively centrist platform to a Tea Party-style fiscal conservative one. In the 2012 presidential election, the ARP endorsed Republican Party nominee Mitt Romney against incumbent president Barack Obama. In the 2016 presidential election, the Party endorsed the Republican candidate Donald Trump.
The Core Principles of the Reform Party are extensive……if interested here they are…..
No more gifts.
● No more trips or junkets paid for by special interests.
● No more free meals.
● Pass laws with significant penalties – not rules.
● Give Congress and the White House the same retirement plans and health care as the average citizen.
So many more…..https://reformparty.org/about-reform-party/core-principles/
I would say that Trump has failed in the first section completely….and the more you read the more you can see that he has done so completely.
|Rocky de la Fuente (California)
Presidential Nominee Darcy Richardson (Florida)
Vice Presidential NomineeAlso the nominees of the Reform Party, American Independent Party of California and Natural Law Party of Michigan
For more party info…..https://reformparty.org/
Some of the minor third parties will be covered in #4
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