Socialists Nominate Moore/Alexander

Ballot Access News reports that the Socialist Party has decided to run a Presidential ticket in 2008. The candidates will be Brian Moore and Stewart Alexander.

The Socialist Party nominated Brian Moore of Florida for president, and Stewart Alexander of California for vice-president, at the St. Louis convention. The final presidential vote was 25 for Moore and 20 for Eric Chester of Massachusetts. Inasmuch as Alexander is also a member of the Peace & Freedom Party, this may be the best opportunity the Socialist Party ticket has ever had to also win the Peace & Freedom nomination. The Socialist Party has tried many times in the past to have its presidential candidate also be nominated by the Peace & Freedom Party, but that goal has always eluded it.

Back in 1912, Eugene V. Debs finished fourth with 900,000 votes or about 6% of the national total. He even managed to finish ahead of President Taft in Nevada, polling 16.5% to Taft’s 15.9%. But according to totals from Dave Leip’s Atlas of Presidential Elections, the Socialists have polled only a few thousand votes per election during the last few decades…

2004 - Brown / Herbert - 10,822 votes (0.01%)
2000 - McReynolds / Hollis - 5,602 votes (0.01%)
1996 - Hollis / Chester - 4,766 votes (0.00%)
1992 - Brisben / Edwards - 3,058 votes (0.00%)
1988 - Kenoyer / Ehrenreich - 3,882 votes (0.00%)

In 2006 Brian Moore was an independent candidate for U.S. Senate in Florida, taking on Senator Bill Nelson and Congresswoman Katherine Harris. He finished fourth of six candidates in that race with 19,695 votes or 0.4% of the total.

10 Responses to “Socialists Nominate Moore/Alexander”

  1. Preston Says:

    Hey I just wanted to say thanks for posting this. I know its mostly libertarians that frequent this blog so I’m glad that you haven’t forgotten us Soc/Greens.
    Keep up the good work!

  2. Anthony Distler Says:

    How did I miss this?! I really need to look around a little more.

  3. Trent Hill Says:

    Libertarians frequent this blog, but also Constitutionalists and Greens. If more Greens, Socialists, Whatever commented here, you’d see an increase in participation from that crowd.

  4. G.E. Smith Says:

    My favorite candidate for the SPUSA nomination was some old lady who was “the local Marxist Realtor.” She “resorted to selling real estate for money.”

    Wow. Our country is really bad when a Communist has to sort to the most capitalist of all occupations just to make money.

    My wife can tell you that “resorting to selling real estate” is not a good strategy when you need money.

    What a fraud.

    Socialists = Nazis.

  5. Bill A. Says:

    >My wife can tell you that “resorting to selling real estate” is not a good >strategy when you need money.

    Is your wife not a good realtor?

  6. bobbo Says:

    Hey, G.E. Smith why are you such a asshat? You see the problem with you libertarians is that you hate anyone that has a different opinion.

  7. Stewart A. Alexander Says:

    The Third Party Watch is a better way to get more people involved. The Peace and Freedom Party has been considering a blog-site; however, I think this is a good place to start.

    Thanks for covering the third party candidates because this communication is necessary to assure that working class people will have a voice in determining their future; and they will have other choices, such as Presidential Nominee Brian Moore, offering real solutions to complex issues.

  8. Kevin Akin Says:

    Should the Moore-Alexander ticket get the nomination of the Peace and Freedom Party in the state of California, their national vote should be a good multiple of the votes of SP tickets in previous elections. The Peace and Freedom Party nominee always gets far more votes in California than the last few SP nominees have in the whole country.
    Both Brian Moore and Stewart Alexander will appear on the Presidential Preference Primary ballot for Peace and Freedom Party voters in February 2008, and right now the list also includes Gloria La Riva, John Crockford, Ralph Nader, and Cynthia McKinney. Makes an interesting matchup. (For an additional complication, both Nader and McKinney are set to appear on the Green Party ballot in California as well, on the same day.)
    Because the vote is not binding (political scientists call it a “beauty contest”), but is meant to influence rather that dictate to the State Convention in early August that will select the nominees, running mates Moore and Alexander can both appear on the ballot. They are running as a team, and figure that a vote for either will influence the convention in favor of nominating them as a ticket.
    In referencing past votes, note that Stewart Alexander was the Peace and Freedom Party nominee for Lt. Governor in 2006, getting some tens of thousands of votes.
    Anyhow, this coming P&F primary should be interesting.

  9. Stewart A. Alexander Says:

    Third Party Watch is doing a great job covering third party candidates. I have recommended to some Peace and Freedom Party members and members of Socialist Party USA join in on this site to communicate about what is happening in both socialist parties.

    This is what third parties, third party candidates and working class people need considering the corporate media is only covering their two corporate parties.

    Great Job!

    Stewart A. Alexander

  10. Stewart A. Alexander Says:

    Socialists want Stronger Ties with Mexico

    Stewart A. Alexander
    Socialist Party USA- Nominee for U.S. Vice President,
    and candidate for nomination by the Peace and Freedom Party

    December 12, 2007

    As the 2008 Election year moves into high gear, most of the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates have adopted an anti-immigrant and anti-Mexican strategy for their campaigns. The message of the candidates is outlining an agenda that will increase border enforcement and supporting legislation that will restrict the rights of millions of immigrants.

    This anti-immigrant rhetoric, coming from the two corporate parties, is helping to drive an anti-immigrant public phobia across America and is straining our political ties with Mexico. Just last week President Felipe Calderon of Mexico accused these candidates of being “swaggering, macho and anti-Mexican,” according to the Associated Press.

    President Calderon also sharply criticized the U.S. Congress and government for taking measures to persecute, mistreat and restrict the rights of immigrant workers. Calderon has strongly denounced the U.S. immigration policy. The president has charged, “The insensitivity toward those who support the U.S. economy and society has only served as an impetus to reinforce the battle…for their rights,” according to the Washington Post.

    Within the past decade, the general attitude of millions of Americans have become worst toward Mexico and Mexicans in the U.S., in large part due to a weakening U.S. economy and the failure of U.S. trade agreements, such as NAFTA.

    U.S. trade agreements in general do not benefited working-class people on either side of the U.S.-Mexico border; these trade agreements only benefit the billionaires and capitalists in both countries. What has been evident is the basic standard of living has been lowered in Mexico due to these flawed trade agreements and poverty is ravishing that entire nation.

    As a result, hundreds of thousands of Mexicans are seeking work in the U.S. only as a means of survival and to feed their families. Many Mexicans are braving treacherous borders and are risking rape, starvation, threats and death only to improve the well-being for their families.

    The Bush administration and Congress are now constructing a 700-mile U.S.-Mexico border fence that is only exacerbating the immigration issues between the two neighboring countries and straining relations; the border fence is also a senseless approach to deal with a complexity of issues that are rooted in solving the needs of working people.

    The Peace and Freedom Party and Socialist Party USA are opposed to the direction that the Democrats and Republicans are leading millions of American; the presidential candidates, along with their parties are fueling a national attitude of ill-will and resentment toward Mexicans and Mexicans-Americans.

    Socialist leaders understand that the two corporate parties are only using the issues of immigration as a means of diverting public attention from the Iraq War; a war that has caused over one million deaths. The two corporate parties want to divert public attention from an expanding national debt that is now approaching $10 trillion and a massive trade deficit that has become a burden on every working class family. The failing policies, of the two parties, has produced out of control inflation, a national recession, soaring gasoline prices, a crumbling housing market, unaffordable health care, failing senior care, smaller paychecks, and a fail foreign policy that has revealed that the Democrats and Republicans have failed in their responsibilities to the American people.

    In the grand scheme of American politics, the immigration issue will exist until the needs of working-class people are met. Until the needs of working people are addressed, building political walls and border walls will ultimately prove futile and will cause more human suffering and deaths.

    Peace and Freedom Party and Socialist Party USA fully support protecting the rights of working class people on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border and both socialist parties oppose building border walls. All the 2008 candidates, from the two socialist parties, favor strengthening ties with Mexico and developing policy that will benefit working people in both countries and worldwide.

    For more information search the Web for: Stewart A. Alexander; Immigrants are Lost in American Politics; Border Fence- the Cost is Far too High; Iraq War, Many Diversions; Independent Voters Rejecting Democrats and Republicans.

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