I want to express my heart felt thanks to Jim Nintzel and all of the Tucson Weekly staff for their endorsement and continued support throughout this campaign. You guys have believed in me when many other did not.
But seriously, it takes a lot of courage to stand up against the system these days, and the Tucson Weekly has taken its share of criticism for Project White House. But isn’t this what we should be doing, enabling citizens to participate in their government?
The Tucson Weekly gave me my start in the political world in 2000 when it ran and article that suggested that anyone could get on the Presidential ballot. That was the first time I had heard this since my mother used to tell me that “anyone can be president” when I was a child. I filled out the form and sent it in, and ran against John McCain and George Bush in the Republican race. I won’t elaborate on the outcome.
My political career has hardly been lustrous, but thanks to the Tucson Weekly I have taken an interest in government, the state of my country and the state of the world, and through this experience have gained a deeper appreciation of our plight. I wish that everyone could have this experience.
I also want to thank my fellow candidates in Project White House. They are a diverse group, but they have a common thread in wanting to improve this country. It is difficult for me to see why I was the one who received the Tucson Weekly’s endorsement. Many of these candidates have put in considerable time and effort to put forth their views, and I hope that they will continue to speak out for everyday Americans.
I also hope that Project White House will inspire the readers to be more involved in their government. This election is an opportunity to start us back on the right track. To a government that actually cares about, and works for its people.
Candidate for President
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