Wednesday, March 13, 2019

What happens to the Democratic Party every election year?

History is telling the Democratic Party 
to look backwards
 in order to improve
 this country’s future!
The leaders of the Democratic Party get that 

“Me Only Disease”!
And
The Leaders of the party 
allow a non-Democratic 
in to 
destroy their election!
The only way to rid our party 
of old corrupt greedy outsiders 
is to elect an 
old tried and true opponent to this invader!

Starting in 1971 we have had at least four 
'3rd party candidates' 
take votes from the Democratic party.
Dr. Benjamin Spock

Margaret Wright.

Ralph Nader
Bernie Sanders
Just to name a few!
Remember the People's Party (United States, 1971)
Check out the political problems 
to the democratic party just since 1971?
The People's Party was a political party in the United States, founded in 1971 by various individuals and state and local political parties, including the Peace and Freedom Party, Common good People's Party, Country People's Caucus, Human Rights PartyLiberty Union, New American Party, New Party (Arizona), and No Party.
The party's goal was to present a united anti-war platform for the coming election.
The People's Party ran for the presidency two times.
First in U.S. presidential election, 1972 with Dr. Benjamin Spock (an American pediatrician and author of parenting books) as their candidate.
The party also contested the U.S. presidential election, 1976.
The presidential candidate this time was Margaret Wright.
Dr. Spock was the Party's candidate for vice president.
Remember Ralph Nader?
Spoiler controversy
1972
Campaign button from the 1972 effort to draft Nader to be the candidate for the New Party
Ralph Nader's name appeared in the press as a potential candidate for president for the first time in 1971, when he was offered the opportunity to run as the presidential candidate for the New Party,
a progressive split-off from the Democratic Party in 1972.
Chief among his advocates was author Gore Vidal, who touted a 1972 Nader presidential campaign in a front-page article in Esquire magazine in 1971.
Psychologist Alan Rockway organized a "draft Ralph Nader for President" campaign in Florida on the New Party's behalf.
Nader declined their offer to run that year;
the New Party ultimately joined with the People's Party in running Benjamin Spock in the 1972 presidential election.
Spock had hoped Nader in particular would run, getting "some of the loudest applause of the evening" when mentioning him at the University of Alabama.
Spock went on to try to recruit Nader for the party among over 100 others, and indicated he would be "delighted" to be replaced by any of them even after he accepted the nomination himself.
Nader received one vote for the vice-presidential nomination at the 1972 Democratic National Convention.
1992
Button from 1992
Nader stood in as a write-in for "none of the above" in both the 1992 New Hampshire Democratic and Republican Primaries and received 3,054 of the 170,333 Democratic votes and 3,258 of the 177,970 Republican votes cast.
He was also a candidate in the 1992 Massachusetts Democratic Primary, where he appeared at the top of the ballot (in some areas, he appeared on the ballot as an independent).
1996
Campaign button from 1996
Nader was drafted as a candidate for President of the United States on the Green Party ticket during the 1996 presidential election.
He was not formally nominated by the Green Party USA, which was, at the time, the largest national Green group;
instead he was nominated independently by various state Green parties (in some states, he appeared on the ballot as an independent).
However, many activists in the Green Party USA worked actively to campaign for Nader that year.
Nader qualified for ballot status in 22 states, garnering 685,297 votes or 0.71% of the popular vote (fourth place overall), although the effort did make significant organizational gains for the party.
He refused to raise or spend more than $5,000 on his campaign, presumably to avoid meeting the threshold for Federal Elections Commission reporting requirements;
 the unofficial Draft Nader committee could (and did) spend more than that, but the committee was legally prevented from coordinating in any way with Nader himself.
Nader received some criticism from gay rights supporters for calling gay rights "gonad politics" and stating that he was not interested in dealing with such matters.
However, more recently, Nader has come out in support of same-sex marriage.
His 1996 running mates included: Anne Goeke (nine states), Deborah Howes (Oregon), Muriel Tillinghast (New York), Krista Paradise (Colorado), Madelyn Hoffman (New Jersey), Bill Boteler (Washington, D.C.), and Winona LaDuke (California and Texas).
At least September 2014.
Though he had previously run as an independent, he routinely caucused with the Democratic Party, as many of his views align with Democrats.
Running as a Democrat made it easier to participate in debates and get his name on state ballots.
Sanders's chief competitor for the nomination was Hillary Clinton, a former secretary of state. Sanders drew large crowds to his speaking events and his populistsocialist, and social democratic politics won him particular support among Americans under 40. He performed strongly with white voters, but consistently trailed Clinton by 30 or more percentage points among black voters; polls showed a close race among Hispanic voters.
The leaders of the Democratic Party get that
“Me Only Disease”!

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