We are currently drafting our policies for the recruitment, promotion, and campaigning of the Progressive Bull Moose Party. Please check back in the near future for updates to this section of the website. Currently, we do not plan to field any candidates until at least the 2014 election cycle but would be interested in any nominees you might have in mind. Submit your list of individuals (with their contact info and a brief description) who you think might be appropriate for this platform. No formal political experience is necessary, but eventual candidates will be expected to be familiar with the relavant political stances of the PBMP and their desired position.
Other ways to get involved:
- Tell your friends about this website
- Subscribe to the Blog Feed/Facebook/Twitter
- Write a letter to your local news organization/newspaper
- Write a Guest Contribution for Teddy’s Blog
- Support Bull Moose candidates in your area
- Nominate potential Bull Moose candidates
- Contact your state and federal elected officials
- Check back often
Thats right. We are looking for new entrants into the political arena. For any level of government, we need an injection of a third party to break the stalemate that exists between the Democrats and Republicans. Either nominate someone you know or self-nominate with a description of your ideas and how you can contribute. Include the position you are considering and how the Bull Moose Party can assist in the election. Having held an elected position is not required, but demonstration of aptitude and determination is necessary.
Perhaps the leading contender for a legitimate challenge to the Presidency, Michael Bloomberg exemplifies an Independent political philosophy and a track record of success. He has been a member of the Democratic party, switched to the Republican party, and then branched off as an Independent. While no one is perfect, he has championed many Progressive positions, such as civil liberties and protection of the environment – all while fostering economic development.
Remember this guy? We do. Then-candidate Obama was a true Progressive – willing to seek bi-partisan solutions; calling on America to do “big things” and to have a sense of shared sacrafice. He promoted campaign finance reform, shunned corporate donations, wanted to close Guantanamo, protect the environment, fight the opposition, and on and on. Basically, he was the exemplar of the Bull Moose platform. But all that changed. We hardly recognize the man that is the current President. Unable or unwilling to take on big challenges, he was re-elected without laying out a strategic and detailed plan for his second term and we are now seeing the effects of this lack of leadership. Will he remember his old self? We certainly hope so.
Remember this guy? We do. Then-governor Romney of the heavily blue state of Massachusetts operated like a centrist politician. His views on social issues were in line with the Bull Moose Party and he managed to pass a piece of health care legislation that gave coverage to almost everyone in the state – the first of its kind in the country. This template was later used for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known as Obamacare. As soon as Romney started running for President though, almost everything changed. In his 2008 and 2012 bids for the Presidency, almost no one recognized the person he had become. Changing positions on almost everything he had once stood for, he tried to cater to the far-right crowd that has taken over the Republican Party. He made a brief reappearance during the first 2012 Presidential debate and people really responded. During this event, it was hard to tell the two candidates apart. Why? Because a centrist, progressive candidate is the type that most Americans want to see in office. Due to the primary process, candidates have to accomodate the most vocal/extreme members of the party. Hence the need for a centrist party like the PBMP. We miss Massachusetts Romney because we need more people like him.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. – Theodore Roosevelt