Guest Editorial, December 28-30, 2011 |

Guest Editorial, December 28-30, 2011

David G. Clark

I am a Republican candidate for president. My platform is: pay off the national debt.

I am NOT a politician. I am an ordinary citizen. I represent all Americans. The other candidates represent Washington and globalism.

"A vote for me is a vote for you."

I entered the race for president on November 16, 2011. Late by any standard. And interesting, since I had been contemplating doing so for more than five years. But I have felt for the longest time that things work out for the best. And I knew, from the beginning, that I did not want to run my campaign the way the other candidates were running their campaigns.

I first thought that I could get my message out through the social media. After all, that’s the way people rose up in Libya and other places, through Facebook, Twitter, and other sites. But I quickly realized that I was putting the cart before the horse; that I needed to go through the mainstream media first and get my message out through them and then follow up with the social media. So that is what I am doing.

I approached The Park Record, and they were kind enough to interview me and also include the speech announcing my candidacy in their guest editorial. I then had a friend with a connection to KSL TV in Salt Lake and they interviewed me. I called KPCW radio in Park City and they also kindly interviewed me. I guess this is what they mean when they say all politics is local.

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I have sent emails to every news source I can think of: all the major newspapers, TV stations and programs, radio stations and magazines, in the country.

I am going to be interviewed in early January by Free Speech TV, through Skype.

I will try every day to get interviewed by NBC, CBS and ABC, in New York City, until they give me an opportunity.

My vision is to run a campaign parallel to the other candidates, and for our campaigns to intersect by June, if not sooner. I hope to speak to the Occupy Wall Streeters in New Hampshire, New York City, California, in all the states which have primaries, and elsewhere, and tell them my plans. To emphasize that I am not a politician and that I have a plan to get our country going in the right direction.

In 1952, Eisenhower was recruited by the Republican National Committee to be the Republican nominee. He didn’t campaign before his nomination. I believe that it will dawn on the GOP, at some point, that the candidates they currently have will not defeat a sitting president, and that, if my message gets into the mainstream media, they will turn to me. After all, their job is to get a Republican in the White House. And I am a Republican.

I have the ideas:

  • Pay off the national debt
  • Resolve the threat from Iran
  • Maintain Social Security
  • Restructure health care
  • Energy independence

    Energy independence is a national security issue of the first priority. I think it is safe to say that no American likes the fact that the money we pay for foreign oil is used to finance terrorism against our country.

    I am one of the people.

    And I am the only candidate who served in Vietnam.

    Thank you.