Col. Karl Krueger: The Announcement!

23 March 2007

Standing in front of a hydrogen fuel cell at the Mid American Truck Show in Louisville, Kentucky, Colonel Karl Krueger of Sioux Falls, South Dakota announced his candidacy for the Presidency of the United States on the democratic ticket.

Krueger, a twice-commissioned Kentucky Colonel, decided the Mid American Truck Show was the most appropriate venue for his announcement because of his stand on making America energy independent by switching to alternative fuels. “Since 1973 the American people have been economically whipsawed by the oil producing countries and no one has be effected greater than America’s trucking industry”, said Krueger. Kentucky is also an oil producing state that has nearly depleted its oil reserves. Krueger said that the depletion of Kentucky’s reserves were a prelude to the depletion of reserves worldwide. Recognizing the most Americans will not want to go electric with the perceived lack of range and power. Krueger stated most truck drivers think differently once they learn that a electric truck could have 2000 horsepower plus and all wheel drive and get up to possibly 60 miles to a gallon of fuel. “ This is not new technology, the railroad has been using diesel over electric for over 40 years”, said Krueger, “ all we want to do is put regenerative units and batteries with high capacity capacitors on the units.

Krueger is of the opinion that most of the current worlds problems, Iraq, 911, Taliban, Chavez in Venezuela, North Korea, Iran and our present volatile economy are but symptoms of the big problem of being oil dependant on the Oil Producing Countries (OPEC) for our energy. In World War II we made it a strategic objective to stop the flow of oil to Japan and Germany. Why would we voluntarily make our selves vulnerable to the same strategic vulnerability?

“To set this country on a course to be energy independent in 10 years, should be an easy task, after all, John Kennedy set the moon as a goal in 10 years with technology that didn’t exist so we should be able to be energy independent with technology that does exist.” said Krueger.

Krueger recognizes that his chances of winning the Democratic primary campaign are slim. He is an unknown with little financial resources. Recognizing the big money of what he calls the CEO bunch, (Clinton, Edwards, and Obama) Krueger believes that somewhere the American people will see that candidates asking for and receiving bribes which are politely called campaign contributions, is not the right way to select the new CEO of the government of the United States. Krueger compared the United States citizen to a stockholder and the congress as the board of directors with the Senate being the executive board with the courts being the controllers. There are two factions of the board of directors that are in constant conflict for control. The last member of the board to be elected to the CEO position was John Kennedy. Lyndon Johnson was a Vice President and so was George HW Bush. Every President since Jimmy Carter was a governor. This indicates that most Americans are sending a very clear message that they would want someone from outside the infighting of the board we call the congress. Krueger has limited his contributions to $50 and said it will buy very little influence. That is why he said he would be, “nobodies President but yours”.

Krueger also emphasized that he had military experience where none of his fellow Democrats do. Commander in Chief is a large part of the job and should have someone at the helm that has some military experience. “It should not be required but should be a very large qualification for the job”, said Krueger.

Krueger was a 13-year veteran of the U. S. Army with experience in Europe, Southeast Asia and South and Central America.

For more information contact (608) 385-5075.


2 Responses

  1. This made me cry, then made me happy.

  2. I want to reinforce one of the main points in this post.

    Incumbent Senators and Representatives have rarely been elected to the office of president of the US. Only two incumbent Senators have ever been elected president (Warren Harding and John Kennedy). So it is disappointing that such a vast majority of the “hundreds of million dollars” for campaign funding is being channeled to incumbent Senators and Representatives for this 2008 election. These are nice people. But if they really had solutions to our country’s problems, why is the US currently in such bad condition?

    Here is the reported data about candidates who started raising money too early to participate in Project Whitehouse.

    (source Wikipedia article entitled Fundraising for United States presidential election of 2008 )

    3rd Quarter 2007
    Campaign Finance Information according to the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) for the end of the third calendar quarter, 2007, ending September 30, 2007. The committees reporting may have amended their filings in the months folowing the initial reporting deadlines.[1]

    Candidate Money Raised, 3Q Loans Received, 3Q Money Spent, 3Q Total Receipts Cash On Hand Total Debt After Debt
    Sen. Hillary Clinton $27,859,861 – $22,623,680 $90,935,788 $50,463,013 $2,347,486 $48,115,527
    Sen.Barack Obama $21,343,291 – $21,519,789 $80,256,426 $36,087,190 $1,409,739 $34,677,451
    John Edwards $7,157,232 – $8,271,937 $30,329,151 $12,397,048 – $12,397,048
    Gov. Bill Richardson $5,358,585 – $6,666,681 $18,699,936 $5,821,587 $75,222 $5,746,365
    Sen.Christopher Dodd $1,522,061 – $4,025,458 $13,598,152 $3,874,874 – $3,874,874
    Sen. Joe Biden $1,757,394 – $2,635,896 $8,215,739 $1,886,340 $128,210 $1,758,130
    Rep. Dennis Kucinich $1,011,696 – $888,773 $2,130,200 $327,094 – $327,094
    Mike Gravel $130,598 – $144,225 $379,794 $17,527 $85,853 -$68,326

    Candidate Money Raised, 3Q Loans Received, 3Q Money Spent, 3Q Total Receipts Cash On Hand Total Debt After Debt
    Rudy Giuliani $11,624,255 – $13,300,649 $47,253,520 $16,649,825 $169,256 $16,480,569
    Mitt Romney $9,896,719 $8,500,000 $21,301,755 $62,829,068 $9,216,517 $17,350,000 – $8,133,483
    Fred Thompson $9,750,820 † – $5,706,366 $12,828,110 $7,121,744 $678,432 $6,443,312
    Rep. Ron Paul $5,258,455 – $2,169,644 $8,268,452 $5,443,667 – $5,443,667
    Sen. John McCain $5,734,477 – $5,470,277 $32,124,785 $3,488,627 $1,730,691 $1,757,936
    Mike Huckabee $1,034,486 – $819,376 $2,345,797 $651,300 $47,810 $603,490
    Rep.Duncan Hunter $486,356 $50,000 $618,117 $1,890,873 $132,741 $50,000 $82,741
    Rep. Tom Tancredo $767,152 – $1,209,583 $3,538,244 $110,079 $295,603 – $185,524
    Sen. Sam Brownback $925,745 – $1,278,856 $4,235,333 $94,653 – $94,653

    † Number equals third quarter totals only. Friends of Fred Thompson Inc. received $3,077,290 covering period 06/04/2007 to 06/30/2007, and reported $12,828,110 in total receipts for the third quarter report.[2]

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