Rocky provides great comic relief. It's too bad that's all he can provide.
What a waste of time and resources.
Re: marxist | 11:09 a.m. Jan. 14, 2012"From each according to
his ability, to each according to his need" Karl MarxThe concept
works well in North Korea ...... where the leaders have everything and the
workers eat crumbs if they are lucky.
@MarxistYou say that wages have been stagnant for 30 years. That's
debatable. But let's say that is the case. Can you name me one economy that is
better off for having socialism or Marxism? Do you really think the government
can raise wages?
TO: ClarkHippoTooele, UTYou make some good points.In response to your question (directed to Mr. Anderson), "why did you not
turn to the Green Party and be their candidate for U.S. President?The answer is simple. The Green Party has its own organization and its own
candidates. That's not what Anderson wants. If he went with the Green Party, he
would be just another member. With his own "party," he is right where
he likes to be - in the limelight. This particular candidacy is not about what's
right for the country, or even for justice. It's all about Ross Anderson
I wish him the best. We need more political outsiders challenging the status
quo in this country. There is a fine line between brilliant and insane. Rocky
isn't quite insane, and I respect that.
@ marxistDon't forget that the current head of State, plus the
former Speaker of the House and the ranking Democrat in the Senate along with
the other Democrats in Congress also voted to go to war. Were they duped too?
And if they were, why would you want them to represent you? Face
it, Iraq was a dictitorial regime. Have you conveniently forgotten about Kuwait
during your lecture to the rest of us about "amnesia?" Or is it that
you believe in "revisionist history?" Don't forget the
Vietnam War and Lyndon Johnson and John Kennedy when it comes to having the
United States in a questionable war. History is not on your side in this
@Mike in Cedar City 3:17No doubt Anderson and his supporters are
serious in what they stand for. No one is disputing that. But when
was the last time a serious third party candidate for major office got elected
and truly got things done?Look at Jesse Ventura, who in 1998 was
elected Governor of Minnesota as a third party candidate. His administration
started strong, but by the end he was left virtually powerless, most of the
bills he voted being overridden by the Minnesota legislature. He left after one
term with a low approval rating.Lowell Weicker was elected Governor
of Connecticut in 1990 as an independent. Weicker implemented very unpopular tax
increases which some argue hurt the state's economy. Like Ventura, he only
served one term.If Anderson and his supporters really want to change
government, they're better off doing it within the two party system.After all, did Ralph Nader's 2000 presidential campaign help the liberal,
progressive cause? If Al Gore had gotten half of Nader's votes in
Florida ... well, you know the rest.
Alfred E. Newman ran for president several times. At least I could take him
These comments and the DN article itself reveal a snarky dislike for Rocky
Anderson. I am satisfied that he has been a painful thorn in the side of the DN
and its overseers, and so I understand why this article seems intended to
provoke ridicule, but neither the DN nor those that have commented do much to
fairly consider the problems that Rocky describes. Has either party done much
to solve the problems that he mentions? No. Are those problems real? Yes, if
recent history is any measure. Could Rocky Anderson a modern example of a
"prophet crying out in the wilderness"... well he just might be DN, he
just might be.
Just so Rocky attracts the liberal vote to split the progressive party to insure
that Obama is a one-term "president."
I am wondering who reviews these comments. I have sent in comments a whole lot
less offensive than the ones I am reading, and they don't get published. But I
could never say, go Rocky go,unless it means get out of town.
What a waste of time and energy. I think Ron Paul has captured this market of
Liberty and Freedom. Rocky, why? What a foolish idea and I'm sure he's not even
qualified to be on many ballots. He doesn't have the financial structure/base.
It's all empty words. It's all about ego. If Rocky wanted to make a difference,
run against Hatch.
Generally I like Anderson... but like heck am I going to mess around by throwing
my vote away in a presidential race. I am not going to help a candidate Romney
or Santorum win.
In my view, Rocky Anderson would not be a good U.S. President. Not because of
his progressive views, but more because of his style as an administrator.Wasn't it only three or four months after being sworn in as SLC mayor
that Anderson fired a large number of his staff, with a number of
other staffers resigning in protest? During his eight years as mayor
of Salt Lake City, Anderson went through nearly a dozen Chiefs of Staff and
nearly a dozen mayoral spokespersons. With turnover like that, you
have to really wonder how effective he would be in higher office.
Every vote Rocky aasails cements a larger landslide defeat for Obama and the
"More than 100 third party and independent candidates" and Rocky says
we have a two party system? Weve got 2,000 signatures to get in the next 35 days
in Utah. I don't think SUWA has that many members in Utah.
My only question for Rocky Anderson is, why did he feel the need to start a new
political third party from scratch when there's already the Green Party?In the past, Anderson has openly endorsed Green Party candidates such as
Ralph Nader for President and Bob Brister for Congress in 2006 against Jim
Matheson. On top of that, I've read over the Green Party's political
platform and in many ways it is similar to Anderson's Justice Party. The Green Party is already well established with websites and membership
throughout the country. They have had presidential candidates each year since
1996, and also, they have already elected a few of their candidates in places
such as California, Oregon, Maine and the District of Columbia. So again, Mayor Anderson, why did you not turn to the Green Party and be their
candidate for U.S. President?
I think of Ross Anderson every time I see Main Street Plaza and the Main Street
Sky Bridge. He lost both fights and Salt Lake City is better because of it.Ross Anderson's run for president will be a blessing for conservatives.
Go Rocky go!!
Wait let me guess... The running mate is the punchline to this joke right?!
Most of you are wont to treat Rocky Anderson as some kind of a nut. Far from
it. Do any of you remember the Iraq War (they don't call us the United States
of Amnesia for nothing)? IF you recall that sorry episode, a fine man, Colin
Powell was persuaded to testify before the UN as to the threats posed by
Hussein's Iraq. Everything he said was a fraud and a fabrication (largely from
Bush's VP). In Utah Rocky was virtually alone in understanding this charade.
Those of you who dismiss him as a comic or fool display your own ignorance,
conformity and bias.
This is all about his tremendous ego! He just loves to see his name in print. I,
too, am bored by this. He is old news, at best.
Re: A1994 - "What century are you living in? Eugene Debs?? " Real
wages in the United States have been STAGNANT for 30 years overall. Household
debt has exploded, and families' major asset (real estate) is shot. What, pray,
A1994 world are you living in?
I never was a big Rocky guy...always preferred Bullwinkel.
For anyone truly interested in what's going on with America and where we're
headed, why not listen to what Rocky actually said? Just Google "Rocky
Anderson acceptance speech" on YouTube.
Comic relief at its best.....
@Marxist"They are both tools of capital to stick it to
labor."What century are you living in? Eugene Debs?? You
imagine that most people still work on farms or in crowded factories and there
is a man in a top hat with a bushy mustache forcing the workers into more hours
for less pay.Come with us to the 21st century, Marxist! There are
offices owned by big corporations with soft chairs and AIR CONDITIONING!!! And
not only do most of these companies offer health insurance, they offer crazy
things like GYM reimbursements to encourage you to stay healthy. They offer
tuition reimbursements to encourage you to go to school and get even FURTHER
ahead! Sure, you can still CHOOSE to work in one of those industries that are
so put upon by capital...Like the Auto Industry, for example, where workers only
make $29/hour (according to the UAW). And when you add in benefits, it's more
like $70/hour. So you can stay with Rocky in the 18th century, or come and
enjoy America in the 21st century. And in America, you still have a CHOICE!!
With God, all things are possible. Even Rocky.
I think they misnamed their political party. Here are some more appropriate
titles: , "Hey Everyone Look At Me", "No Crazier Than Charles
Manson", "We Hope Someday to Have a Dozen Members", "Home of
the Drum Circlers".
Well, at least we know who we WON'T vote for!
Maybe he will take votes away from Oboma. People that run as third party
candidates what are they thinking? When has a third party candidate won an
election? Not very many anyway they have won. What they do is take votes away
from someone that resembles them more.
I disagree with Rocky's views, but I support his right to form a 3rd-party. I
hope he is successful in getting his name on the ballot in Utah and other
Hey Rocky the Nut and Bolt store called said they were short a nut. You fit the
It's official; Ron Paul is no longer the craziest presidential candidate.
Instead of voting for the lesser of two evils , Rocky is getting into this race,
hoping that you'll vote for the greater of three evils.
From the article: This is a campaign of, for and by the people..." Rocky's
own words.If that were true, would they have more than 60 people at the
kick-off?Would they be worried about getting 2,000 signatures?Methinks Anderson needs another 15 minutes and this is the way to do it.Perhaps he will siphon away a few thousand Obama votes. That's a good thing,
but not very important in red state Utah.
One flew over the cuckoo's nest!! Rocky fits that character (played by Jack
So Rocky's campaign slogan "...to each according to his needs and from each
according to his ability..." You guys in SLC continue to amaze me.
"Twenty minutes before, the auditorium was a classroom for an intro to
childrenâs literature class for approximately 30 students. The crowd more
than doubled before Anderson took the stage."How in the world
did they keep this mass of people under control?DNews, quit giving
this guy any coverage. I could draw 5 times that crowd to a rally, with pizza.
Heaven help us!
I dont live in Utah...but always heard this dude was a clown. Is this a serious
article? Or did he lose a drinking bet?Seriously?
Well, the two major parties are more alike than they are different. They are
both tools of capital to stick it to labor. We have in essence the Republicans
and the Slightly Less Republicans. It's time to revive the socialist parties
along the lines of Eugene Debs. But I wish Rocky well. I'll always appreciate
his opposition to the Iraq invasion. In Utah he was completely alone. Now we
know that war was a fraud and not worth the cost. Go Rocky!
Why did they keep the pizza a secret? If I had only known.
I love it when a circus comes to town, and Rocky never disappoints!