Former Salt Lake City mayor Rocky Anderson plans to create new party, run for president

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  • P. Kersey SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Nov. 30, 2011 10:09 p.m.

    Mr. Anderson's 15 minutes of Mayor fame has completely bankrupted him in the reality department. You go ahead, form your own party, run for president. I hope your committed enough to invest every dime you have. Hop on and take a ride on Mr. Peabody's WABAC machine. I hope this ride will bring you back to some level of normalcy, but I doubt it.

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 30, 2011 1:27 p.m.

    Ha Ha Ha! he couldn't manage a small city, what makes him think he could manage the country? While the rest of the nation cities grew, ross managed to kill the economy of salt lake; something we have been working on repairing since he left.

    I guess the money ran out to the enviromental group that he funneled tax dollars to. I suppose why go after the pocket change, when you could go for the federal reserve like barack has.

    Better yet, barack will have pillaged and stolen everything this country has and can borrow before ross will be president. But don't worry folks, I'm sure ross has enough money to take care of himself. If not he'll simply start suing anyone that is left breathing or has pocket change....

  • NT Springville, UT
    Nov. 30, 2011 12:20 p.m.

    Poor Bullwinkle, being dragged into a Presidential race as Rocky's running mate. That should at least bring Rocky a few more votes.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 30, 2011 11:32 a.m.

    Ross Anderson, Mr. ACLU, came up in discussion the other night as we enjoyed the Christmas light on Main Street Plaza, and admired the new sky bridge over Main Street. He will be doing the Republicans a favor if he runs for president.

  • Johnson72 Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 30, 2011 11:15 a.m.


  • Elmer Pleasant Grove, UT
    Nov. 30, 2011 10:42 a.m.

    He just wants his name in the news again
    he has about as much chance to win as
    snowball in a forest Fire

  • AlanSutton Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 30, 2011 10:31 a.m.

    True, Anderson did show up at Pioneer Park and express support for the protesters, but he didn't spend even one night with them in their tents.

  • morganh Orem, Utah
    Nov. 30, 2011 10:20 a.m.

    Rocky Anderson = progressive a.k.a. socialists. Barack Obama = progressives a.k.a. socialists. I am not a fan of either but if Rocky can split the far-left Democratic vote it would put the GOP in the White House. To those people who say the G.O.P. is the wrong answer because they have done nothing about our current economic situation here is something to consider. Obama is very good at the blame game and stifling any opinion that he doesn't like. He is good at getting Harry Reid who controls the Senate to do likewise. Do your homework and research and you will find that the GOP has job creation bills but no one has heard of them because Obama only lets his proposals see the light of day.

  • Brian Wasilla, AK
    Nov. 30, 2011 9:50 a.m.

    The headline should read: "Former Salt Lake Mayor Rocky Anderson finds a way to get his name back in the paper."

  • Let's be real Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 30, 2011 9:46 a.m.

    Why do we keep trying to dig Richard up time after time? If you receive a message or fax about what he is doing, please do nearly ALL of your readers a favor and throw it in the trash or burn it immediately. The guy is toxic and your readership does not care for him in general.

  • Radically Moderate SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Nov. 30, 2011 9:37 a.m.

    I'm suprised that he isn't calling it the "Liberal Party" after the 19th Century Anti-Mormon Party or the "American Party" after the 20th Century Anti-Mormon party.

  • ouisc Farmington, UT
    Nov. 30, 2011 9:12 a.m.

    Rocky, maybe you can call it the Green Party! Or maybe you could just do an internet search on "Green Party platform."

  • Cactus Moroni, UT
    Nov. 30, 2011 8:10 a.m.

    "greater economic equality" = socialism. At least Rocky is being honest about where he would like to see America go. Greater economic equality means I share in what you work for, and we have way too much of that already. Greater economic OPPORTUNITY is what America was built on. That's something I could get on board with.

  • md Cache, UT
    Nov. 30, 2011 6:10 a.m.


  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Nov. 30, 2011 6:07 a.m.

    Disavow all you like, Rocky, but this is a fools errand. Undermine the Dems and you get more of what you really don't like in the GOP. It's the same old story where the far left gets disenchanted with Dems who are more moderate, they undermine them, then the GOP gets in and makes things worse. It happened to Humphrey and we got Nixon, it happened to Gore and we got Bush, and there are others. The radical left will never learn.

  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    Nov. 30, 2011 1:37 a.m.

    Poor Rocky -- not a single friend honest enough to tell him how irrelevant and pathetic he has become.


  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Nov. 29, 2011 11:48 p.m.

    He could save wasting time and money if he by-passed campaigning in Davis County.

  • CJ Murray, UT
    Nov. 29, 2011 11:32 p.m.

    Hopefully he has a lot of relatives, otherwise his vote total will be less than the sum of his fingers and toes. After the bang up job he did on the Legacy Highway he should really run as a Democrat. It cost millions of dollars more because of his "environmental" concerns, ( You may have seen the carcasses of all the dead birds and other wildlife who have committed suicide since we built it by the side of the road) it took years to build, cost ten times more than it should have ,and all the hoopla over it has amounted to nothing. That is what Democrats usually do when they "manage" something.( see global warming). One question to ask ourselves is if he is elected will he ride his bike instead of driving around in the limo? Or will he take the bus? Will Air Force one be replaced with a solar glider? Will he disarm the agents assigned to guard him? So many questions, so little space.