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Brad Lord-Leutwyler Independent Presidential Candidate 2008 WWW.VOTEFORBRAD.COM "We the People must take our country back." -----Original Message----- From: Nicholas Moreau [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 12:35 PM To: INFO@VOTEFORBRAD.COM; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Wikinews (like Wikipedia) wants to interview you - Show quoted text - Just noticing your the campaigns for the three of you, thought I'd send the questions by. Nick On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 3:10 PM, Nicholas Moreau <email@example.com> wrote: > Hi, > > I'm a reporter for Wikinews, and I'd like to interview you for our > 2008 Presidential election coverage. > > We had planned coverage of the independent and third party candidates > a while back, and I contacted many of you then, but due to some > delays, it was pushed back until now. > > Posted below are a series of questions. Most are for all candidates, > but the second question is worded two ways, one for third party > candidates, another way for independents. Same base question, just the > slightest of changes. The questions have word limits, please respect > them. I only put these in place to remind you that most voters > appreciate politicians getting to the point. > > Anyway, whenever you can return this interview to me, I will publish > it on Wikinews, and link to it from Wikipedia. > > Thanks, > Nick Moreau > Accredited reporter > Wikinews > > > > > > > All (max 500 words): Why do you want to be President? RESPONSE: I do not WANT to be the President. The major party candidates have two fatal flaws: They cannot "make change happen" because they will always have to fight the other party in congress, and they are all so indebted to their contributors that they are going to have to "pay back" the FIFTY to ONE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS they raised with special favors. OBAMA is guilty of doing it already, as are McCain and Clinton. NOT I. CHANGE WILL ONLY COME FROM AN INDEPENDENT PRESIDENT. Congress will KNOW that the People have had enough if I am sent to Washington, and they WILL make the change we demand for fear of WE THE PEOPLE voting them out of office too: they love their cushy jobs, and WE need to make them fearful of losing them. I WILL END THE WAR I WILL SECURE THE BORDER I WILL WIPE OUT POVERTY I WILL FIX THE EDUCATION CRISIS I WILL GET UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE. > > Third party (max 500 words): Have you ever run for political office > before? RESPONSE: NO Have you ever been a member of a political party,other than the one you're currently in? RESPONSE: I AM NOT A MEMBER OF A PARTY NOW. I used to belong to the democratic and republican parties until BOTH of those parties put the interests of their party above that of the people. Have you ever campaigned for another political candidate? RESPONSE: NO > > All (max 500 words): What is your current job? REPLY: COLLEGE PROFESSOR -Teacher of Logic and critical thought at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. What skills or ideas do you bring from this position, or previous positions, that will benefit the Oval Office? RESPONSE: ALL OF OUR IDEAS ARE POSTED AT WWW.VOTEFORBRAD.COM. They are not designed to benefit the oval office. They are designed to benefit ALL AMERICANS. > All (max 1000 words): Obviously, the next American President and his > or her administration will face many diverse issues. But if you were > to narrow identify the three most important issues, what would they > be? How will you address these issues? RESPONSE: 1) WAR/NATIONAL SECURITY- End it NOW. Bring the troops home. See WWW.VOTEFORBRAD.COM for details. 2) ECONOMY - Banks and financial/investment institutions have had the last seven years to prove how they will behave under relaxed regulation. They created the sub-prime debacle in the process. They cannot be trusted to act in a responsible manner which takes into account the best interest of the American people. Rather, they act in a greedy and selfish fashion. Theses key institutions need greater regulatory oversight. Also, government spending needs to be brought under control. Obama says that he will pay for his plans with the money he saves by ending the war. THIS IS A LIE! The war is funded by deficit spending. Stopping the war and then spending the money is STILL DEFICIT SPENDING. 3) POVERTY/EDUCATION - Education and poverty are intimately linked. Thomas Jefferson knew it. MLK knew it. I learned it from them. When you deny proper education, you create poverty, you weaken your economy, you weaken your defenses, you WEAKEN your nation. NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND must be eliminated and replaced with an intelligent plan, not a specious, knee-jerk fool's errand. > > All (max 200 words): Campaigning for the American presidency is one > of the most expensive exercises in the world. How do you deal with > the cost and fundraising? REPLY: WE HAVE OVER 3,000,000 supporters and we have not spent a dime. Word of mouth on the internet is our primary way of promoting the campaign. IT IS OBSCENE to be spending 150 MILLION DOLLARS on a campaign. It is also irresponsible and immoral. I REFUSE to do it. > > All (max 300 words): Do you have a running mate yet? Who are they? > What are you/were you looking for in a running mate? REPLY: WE ARE DRAFTING GEN. COLIN POWELL AS OUR RUNNING MATE. > > All (max 300 words): Can you win the 2008 Presidential election? Can > any third party or independent candidate ever win? REPLY: ANY person can win the Presidency. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE need to take responsibility for their government, STOP FALLING FOR EMPTY SLOGANS and start THINKING about who they are voting for and why. As soon as Americans THINK about those issues, the major parties will be in serious trouble. > > All (max 100 words): If you can't make it into the Oval Office, who > would you prefer seeing taking the presidency? REPLY: COLIN POWELL > > All (max 200 words): What should the American people keep in mind, > when heading to the polls this November? > REPLY: Vote for the best candidate with the best team of thinkers. Republicans voted for Bush because they did not want Kerry, NOT because they loved Bush. Now, MOST republicans regret their choice. Democrats do the same thing. THE BEST CANDIDATE and team is found at WWW.VOTEFORBRAD.COM. If you vote with your BRAIN and NOT with irrational fear (i.e. "If I vote for Brad, I might be helping candidate XXX win." is irrational, illogical and IS WHY WE ARE IN THE MESS WE ARE IN.