"Fusion Candidacy" and Joe
There’s been talk for years in independent and Third Party circles about a “fusion candidacy” for president. That is, these independents and Third Party people would forgo some of their platform point differences and unite behind one candidate.
What’s more, depending on who the candidate is, it’s conceivable that some people in the major Parties could break ranks and support this candidate as well.
Frankly, short of this, there seems little, if no, hope of breaking the current strangle-hold of the Major Parties “duopoly” in America.
Now, not to drop any names, but the candidate with the best chance at a successful fusion candidacy this time, in my opinion, would be, well: me.
Think about it.
Donald Trump won as a quote/unquote “outsider.”
Outsider? Question mark.
For years, Trump, admittedly, played both sides of the political fence to gain maximum advantage for his businesses.
He’s actually been a political insider, just in a slightly different sense.
On the other hand, I’m a true outsider.
Not only have I never held a political office, but I’m simply running for president as a concerned Midwestern American parent who is all about making decisions that are right, not only for our kids, but everybody’s kids.
There’s been no big money in this.
There’s been no special interest backing.
Just some common sense – and an old camper that doubles as a campaign vehicle.
The Salina Journal in Kansas noted: “Joe Schriner is bypassing the political Parcheesi payed by big name politicians.”
And I am.
After a talk I gave at Heidelberg College, Associate History Professor David Gerard Hogan went one better. He said that my “…message is a refreshing change from the vague rhetoric and glossy corporate image displayed by our premier party candidates.”
Part of that authenticity is that my views have been developed, not in a high-brow political think tank, but on the road over 25 years and 250,000 cross-country research miles.
And those views?
Well, they don’t fit neatly into the cookie cutter platforms of either of the main Parties.
Newspaper editor Steve Zender in Carey, Ohio, would write: “Schriner has an interesting mixture of conservative and liberal view-points. That, in my opinion, makes him an ‘average Joe.’”
I mean, seriously, how many average Joe’s out there have political opinions that all fall in line with either the Democratic or Republican platform?
And how many average Joe’s out there would just vote for another average Joe simply because, well, he’s an average Joe -- who is not entangled in all the, well, political Parcheesi.
Has that already been mentioned?
And the… Constitution Party; America First Party; Libertarian Party… and all the independents.
*note: these button photos were taken from the Café Press site.
*Okay, while the Ohio School Boards Association didn't come right out and "officially" endorse our campaign, I mean, look where they put our button (center). What's more, sticking with this "fusion candidacy" theme, what if many of those from these other parties, and independents, coalesced for one campaign? It's just figuring out what the new button would look like.
"A 'new Washington' (D.C.) is, indeed, possible if all the Third parties, and others, were able to unite behind, say, a presidential candidate to break the long entrenched, strangle-hold of the Democratic and Republican duopoly." --Joe