Revolts, Reforms and Divides: An Independent Look at the 2016 Presidential Election by Jacqueline Salit
Coming into the 2016 presidential cycle, the Democratic Party was shockingly blind to the historical reasons for its prior
She is not going to move the voters with her oratory skills, or by making promises that everyone already predicts. She needs to narrow her communication gap with the voters by dispensing with the guarded persona that muddles her message--even though the content in her message is far more defined, corporeal, and nuanced than her opponent's rather murky "plans" (declarations only, no details).
I am an independent so that gives me more license to say what I am about to than if I was a Democrat, Republican, Green Party, or Libertarian.
That's why the ticket of Gary Johnson and William Weld is doing so well--for a third party. Regardless of whether or not one likes them--I do--they have done something important, something with long term consequences. These two ex-governors have been hammering on a central them--you can have BOTH social freedom and economic freedom.
It was in George Washington’s Farewell Address that he warned political parties would be “potent engines, by which cunning
Bernie, Barack and Bloomberg, the Three B's, could have used the chaos of this cycle to advance a new majoritarian, transpartisan, and multi-racial electoral coalition, one that is pro-reform and breaks with the endless regress of winning-at-all-costs. But they didn't.
It is unfair, and un-American, to be taxed while being denied the right to participate fully in the process to elect our representatives. The 1965 Voting Rights Act reformed our democracy in unprecedented ways. Without it, we are seeing various schemes to disenfranchise voters succeed.
A serious question for the Clinton-controlled Democratic Party: You guys know that independents -- the huge swath of America that you have consistently sidelined and disenfranchised -- are allowed to vote in the general election, right? Just checking.
In an election year that finds both the left and right clamoring for political change, then, it seems suicidal for the Democrats to be putting forward a candidate who is as much a creature of the establishment as Hillary Rodham Clinton is.
Bernie, We're in a Bind: An Open Letter to Bernie Sanders From Jacqueline Salit, President, IndependentVoting.org
What do you plan to do with all those independents? They want much of what you want for this country. But they don't want to be Democrats.
The woman who announced at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire that she is weighing three candidates for president of the United States -- John Kasich, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders -- encapsulated the power that voters hold in the vaunted first-in-the-nation primary election.
You did good in Iowa, Bernie. But here are some things you should do now. While you're in New Hampshire, go visit Tiani Coleman, head of New Hampshire Independent Voters. Ask her to help you tell the world you pledge to fight to make the electoral system fair for everyone.
New Hampshire polls seem fairly stable by comparison.
I've taken a look at the candidates in both major parties, the minor parties, and even some possible independent candidates. For me and other fiscally conservative, culturally modern voters who care about America's place in the world, Hillary Clinton is the obvious choice for president in 2016.
I recently wrote a play about an American politician, a woman, on the eve of her being elected president. No surprise, the central character is based on Hillary Clinton. No surprise, then, that I viewed the CNN Democratic primary debate as if it were the opening scene of a theatrical drama.
Sanders at Houston town hall meeting in July Progressives excited about #BernieSanders should take note what hes not talking