Sign the petition to draft Senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont to run for President in 2012 and challenge Barack Obama from the left.
Ralph Nader announced recently that a noted personality would be challenging Barack Obama from the left in the Presidential election of 2012. Reading that on the internet caused me to consider who would be the best possible Presidential candidate to challenge Barack Obama in order to shift the political spectrum back to the left.
Over the past couple of years, Republicans have moved to the extreme right on the political spectrum, allowing President Obama to inch over to the right of center for political advantage. Progressives need a choice to Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election. There has been consistently one champion for all Progressives since Obama assumed office as president, and that champion has been Senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont.
Please sign the petition to urge Senator Bernie Sanders to run for President. The future of the middle class and your children depends upon it. To sign the petition, simply enter your name, address, and email address in the comment box below.
About William Brighenti
William Brighenti is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and Certified Business Valuation Analyst. Bill began his career in public accounting in 1979. Since then he has worked at various public accounting firms throughout Connecticut. Bill received a Master of Science in Professional Accounting degree from the University of Hartford, after attending the University of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University for his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees. He subsequently attended Purdue University for doctoral studies in Accounting and Quantitative Methods in Business.
Bill has instructed graduate and undergraduate courses in Accounting, Auditing, and other subjects at the University of Hartford, Central Connecticut State University, Hartford State Technical College, and Purdue University. He also taught GMAT and CPA Exam Review Classes at the Stanley H. Kaplan Educational Center and at Person-Wolinsky, and is certified to teach trade-related subjects at Connecticut Vocational Technical Schools. His articles on tax and accounting have been published in several professional journals throughout the country as well as on several accounting websites. William was born and raised in New Britain, Connecticut, and served on the City's Board of Finance and Taxation as well as its City Plan Commission.
In addition to the blog, Accounting and Taxes Simplified, Bill writes a blog, "The Barefoot Accountant", for the Accounting Web, a Sift Media publication.
The likelihood that Mr. Obama will not get relected is very high. Regardless of his great speaking ability, he hasn’t shown that he places the good of the people or the good of the country ahead of getting something, anything done. If he is the best we can do, we would be better off with a Republican that we can count on to destroy the country. Once we’ve hit bottom, like an alcoholic, we may have the determination to rid ourselves of the cancer.
How can anyone, who is a true Democrat, support the wealthy and corporations with such tax breaks, continue 2 unneaded wars apparently to not add to the unemployment figures even though they are killing or causing severe injurys to our low paid volunteer “mercenaries” receive no cooperation from the conservatives yet approve of the continuation of the senate super majority rules?
We need you to run in the primary. You are the only one speaking sense and speaking with passion. It should not make a difference in the outcome of this coming election, but it will educate and this is of great importance.
I could not have said it better. Thank you for your eloquent and accurate commentary.
I agree: Obama is a moderate Republican; he is not a Progressive Democrat. So it’s time to vote him out of office, even voting for a Republican since the difference between Obama and Romney would not be great: both had the same health care plan, which sucks; both will implement tax breaks for the super rich and corporations; and both will not create any jobs.
In fact, Romney may not be as much of a hawk as Obama: Obama has increased our military presence abroad.
It’s time for all Progressives to send a protest vote to the DNC. If it gives us Republican look-alike candidates, we will vote Republican. We do not need two Republican parties in this country, the only difference being that the “Democratic” version is just a tad more liberal on its social issues, but still represents Wall Street, the super rich, and the multinational corporations.
The Barefoot Accountant