Who Says Democracy is Not Responsive?

I try in this blog to give information that goes beyond the headlines, and as best I can I list people who are running for President in 2008. If you get most of your information from the mainstream media you might think there are only 3 Democrats (Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, and Barack Obama) and 4 Republicans (Rudy Guliani, John McCain, Mitt Romney, and Fred Thompson) running but there are actually more. A few months ago I spent the afternoon with Google looking for other candidates and came up with several, none of whom I’d heard of. A few days ago I got an email from Jason Bootie, son of John Bootie, one of the independent candidates. I’m not sure how he found this blog but he wrote to thank me for including his father in my list. Now who says people aren’t grateful anymore.

Of course, the only problem is that I looked closer at Mr. Bootie’s web page and found that he and I disagree on nearly every issue. I’m a little surprised that Jason didn’t read my page and ask me to remove the link to his father. I’m hoping after the election I can publish how many votes each candidate received.

By the way, if there is someone running for President that I’ve missed, please let me know.

2 thoughts on “Who Says Democracy is Not Responsive?

  1. Hey Tom-

    Jason here again. And after reading your blog I have NO desire to ask you to remove my fathers link. It is blogs like yours and also others such as (http://www.garlinggauge.com/) that allow folks to see both sides. And like you mention in your post, the MSM does not allow both sides to see all available choices. You do the American people a great service by allowing them to see views you agree with and also views you don’t agree with.

    My father has also been on several internet radio stations where his views don’t match those of the hosts, but being civil and giving the American people (the real voters) both sides helps everyone. So again thanks.

    Oh and to anwser your question on how I found your blog. Well I do the same thing and Google every so often to find out info.

    God Bless,

  2. Jason is the son of John Bootie who is listed on the sidebar as an independent running for President. It is linked to his campaign blog. As Jason says, if you’re not one of the “major” candidates it’s hard to get any attention. In our history it’s often the candidates out of the mainstream who raise issues that need to be raised. My appreciation to Jason and all who are working on our election process.

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