Everyone of course knows the names of the two main presidential candidates for president, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. This is because the Democrats and Republicans are the two parties currently controlling American politics. But of course there are other parties around such as Libertarian and the Green Party and a few that I have not heard of. I began to wonder why I had not heard of the other parties but that is because rarely does a third party candidate challenge a Democrat or Republican for office. But just in case one of these unlikely candidates actually beats out Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, I thought it was a good idea to research them.
Gary Johnson of New Mexico is running for the presidency of 2012 as a Libertarian. A noticeable part of the libertarian platform is that they are pro-choice and support the environment.
Jill Stein is a physician from Massachusetts and she is running for president as a Green Party candidate. One of her key plans include a Green New Deal. Some points from her platform include jobs for all, universal health care, and African American reparations.
Virgil Goode of Virginia is seeking the presidency as well and he is running as a nominee for the Constitution Party. A couple of issues Virgil will like to attack as president includes drugs, energy, the environment, and he is pro-life.
Rockey Anderson of Utah is running for president under the Justice Party of which he is a founding member, Some points of the Justice Party platform includes environmental issues, economic justice, and social & civil justice.
“Platform of the Greens/Green Party USA.” The Greens/Green Party USA. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2012. <http://www.greenparty.org/Platform.php>.
“Libertarian Party.” Platform. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2012. <http://www.lp.org/platform>.
“Constitution Party National Platform.” Constitution Party Platform. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2012. <http://www.constitution-party.net/party_platform.php>.
“JUSTICE PARTY OFFICIAL WEBSITE – JUSTICEPARTYUSA.ORG [powered by NationBuilder].” JUSTICE PARTY OFFICIAL WEBSITE – JUSTICEPARTYUSA.ORG [powered by NationBuilder]. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2012. <http://www.justicepartyusa.org/>.