Thank you to everyone that helped – it’s time to get real and move on. I met many nice people and learned a lot about how money is far more important than issues or ideas. Democracy isn’t what I thought it was and it’s certainly not what it should be.
I won’t be endorsing anyone for any office, President or otherwise, as I largely feel both major parties represent little else than opposites sides of the same corrupt coin.
I’m not bitter, but I am sad – not for myself, but for where our nation is heading and where “we the people” continue to let it head.
Perhaps not enough people have felt enough economic pain to really change our nation’s direction. Unfortunately, as I’ve often stated, the window of opportunity for peaceful change is rapidly closing.
Best of luck to everyone and thanks again!
The 2-Party Duopoly is at it Again
On one side, we have the incumbent, Scott ’41’ Brown. This is a man whose nickname literally represents gridlock in Washington – 41 Senate votes being what the Republicans needed to indefinitely filibuster every piece of legislation – dragging Washington to a stop when what the country needed was bold action.
On the other side, Elizabeth Warren may seem like a contrast, but look at how she is running her campaign. She also takes money from corporate interests. She had the option to run as an independent, but chose to put Party before People. Now she’s working with Scott Brown to limit contributions.
They already have enough money to run their campaigns, so exactly who is that limit supposed to constrain?
What’s next? Limiting ballot access? Limiting who can be in a debate? The net result is limiting the people’s choice of representation to those backed by large donors, PACs and corporations.
The truth is that those already in power have little incentive to change the structure that put them there.
We will never have the chance to put the interests of the people first within our government until we show that we can elect representatives that aren’t part of the 2-Party Duopoly.
Two extremes, two similarly corporately-corrupted parties – two sides of the same 2-headed coin. The only way to win that contest is not to play with their rules.
Bring your own coin.
A letter from the candidate
Like many of you, I too have been dismayed by Washington’s lackluster performance. We continue to see the same professional politicians shuffled around from post to post, leaving the proverbial wolves watching the henhouse. The same people that got us into this mess haven’t a clue as to how to get us out. Our present economic condition is living proof.
As a Washington outsider, with a background in environmental chemistry and engineering as well as business entrepreneurship, I will bring bold new ideas and greater transparency to Washington.
U.S. corporations, with the all too willing assistance of a largely corrupted Congress, have crafted legislation that has sent millions of jobs abroad and eroded our manufacturing base to the point of near extinction. Uncontrolled market globalization has brought cheap foreign made goods to our shores, but simultaneously robbed us of our ability to afford much else.
The upcoming 2012 election is perhaps one of the most important elections of our time. Will Americans allow Washington bureaucrats to continue to bailout Wall Street while ignoring Main Street?
Remaking the political landscape will take dedication and hard work. As your Independent voice in the Senate, I pledge to you that I will work tirelessly to defend the interests of the people of Massachusetts and this great country, but I can’t do it alone. I urge you to get involved and support my efforts to make a real and lasting difference.
Independent Candidate for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts