Dr. Cornel West has joined forces with Ralph Nadarin search of a primary challenger to face President Barack Obama in 2012.
Nadar is spearheading a group of liberal leaders to face the incumbent because it is his belief that the president has not followed through on campaign promises and veered too far toward corporate America:
“Without debates by challengers inside the Democratic Party’s presidential primaries, the liberal/majoritarian agenda will be muted and ignored,” Nader said in a statement. “The one-man Democratic primaries will be dull, repetitive, and draining of both voter enthusiasm and real bright lines between the two parties that excite voters.”
West, also on the steering committee of the New Progressive Alliance
(NPA) — an online grassroots campaign conceptualized to oppose Obama by endorsing “an Independent or third-party candidate to oppose both corporatist marionettes in the general election, provided they publicly pledge to run on the Unified Progressive Platform
and to govern based upon it when elected — is intent on holding the president accountable for “Main Street” or moving out of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
“We need to put strong Democratic pressure on President Obama in the name of poor and working people,” said Dr. West. “His administration has tilted too much toward Wall Street, we need policies that empower Main Street.”
Dr. West has been a consistent fixture in the headlines lately, as he travels the United States with Tavis Smiley
on a Poverty Tour
meant to highlight the plight of people living in poverty in America.
I really see this as an outrageous smoke screen. Why is anyone poor in America? The real questions are being circumvented here. Billions of dollars going towards war, and trillions of dollars are lost because of these wars, that is what should be campaigned!! This in-fighting, is a distraction from the current real news.
The Administration is heading deep into Africa, to subjugate, manipulate and control Libya. What African country is next? These folks can’t see the forest for the trees. There are bigger fish to fry if they were really serious. And that’s my point, what a waste of energy complaining about poverty and not focusing on the root cause of it. Capitalism, Globalism, Free Trade, IMF and World Bank loans, Credit debt, valueless paper money, drug wars, military industrial complex, the prison industrial complex, high unemployment,smuggling of weapons and drugs in an out of countries, 4 wars going on right now, and Lord Knows how many not even spoken about.
Come on people, get a grip here, and deal with some real issues.