President Joe Biden got some truly terrible news when prominent activist and academic Cornel West announced that he is running for president as a third-party candidate. West said:
“I am running for truth and justice as a presidential candidate for the People’s Party to reintroduce America to the best of itself – fighting to end poverty, mass incarceration, ending wars and ecological collapse, guaranteeing housing, health care, education and living wages for all!
“I want to reintroduce America to the best of itself – the dignity, courage, and creativity of precious everyday people. Join our movement for priceless poor and working people of all colors here and abroad.
His policy platform is: “Clean out government corruption and create a true democracy. Get money out of politics and ban corporate lobbying. Enact term limits in Congress and switch to hand-counted paper ballots.
“Guarantee quality education, housing, a living wage, and paid leave to all. Curb inflation, support unions, and expand Social Security.
“Fix our infrastructure and forgive all student debt.
“Guarantee health care to all like every other major country on Earth. Ensure comprehensive care including dental, vision, hearing, mental, substance abuse, and long-term.
“Lower drug prices and abolish medical debt.
“Bring our troops home and invest those trillions of war dollars into American communities. Support veterans, stop all foreign military aid, close the bases, disband NATO, and ban nuclear weapons globally.
“Guarantee equal rights to all Americans. Restore free speech, press freedoms, and net neutrality. End surveillance, the drug war, and mass incarceration.
“Protect choice, stop CBDCs, regulate AI, and break up Big Tech.
“Clean up pollution in our food, water and air. Tackle climate change and shift to regenerative agriculture.
“Remove oil and gas subsidies, end drilling on public lands, and invest in clean energy.”
According to ABC, Mike Pence is officially running for President in 2024:
Former Vice President Mike Pence filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission Monday to launch his presidential campaign.
The paperwork marks the start of a long-anticipated 2024 bid for Pence, which will put him in the middle of a crowded GOP primary field that also features Donald Trump, the former president Pence served under, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, considered by most to be Trump’s most serious Republican challenger.