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May 24, 2024

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RFK Jr. Woos Libertarians By Accusing Trump And Biden Of Trampling On The Constitution

The Washington Examiner reports:   Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. assailed both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump‘s records while speaking at the Libertarian National Convention on Friday afternoon. Opening his speech lambasting the restrictions put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic under Trump, Kennedy said the former president “presided over the greatest restriction on individual liberties this country has ever known.” “He didn’t stand up for the Constitution when it really mattered,” Kennedy said. In a moment of levity, Kennedy joked about his “brain worm,” referencing a 2012 deposition uncovered by the New York Times in which Kennedy said a doctor ascribed his memory lapses to a parasite eating part of his brain and then dying. “Maybe a brain worm ate that part of my memory, but I don’t recall any part of the United States Constitution where there’s an exemption for pandemics,” Kennedy said of the restrictions put in place during the COVID-19 health emergency. Kennedy drew applause from the crowd multiple times throughout his speech, which he centered on perceived violations of the Constitution seen under the Trump and Biden administrations. “The Constitution isn’t just a legal document, it’s also an inspirational document, and that’s why if you treasure your freedom, you better elect leaders who are inspired by it and who will wield it to inspire others,” Kennedy said. “I’m sorry to say neither President Trump nor President Biden pass this critical examination,” Kennedy added. “Neither of them upheld the Constitution when it really counted.” Watch the full article here. If you resonate with this message, please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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May 24, 2024

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Kennedy Blasts Biden, Trump Over Pandemic Measures in Pitch At Libertarian Convention

Associated Press reports:   Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. accused Joe Biden and Donald Trump Friday of trampling on personal liberties in response to the pandemic that spanned their presidencies. Kennedy, who has long claimed to be a victim of government and media censorship of his unorthodox views, said Americans have lost faith in their leaders and institutions, and he pledged to restore it. “Maybe a brain worm ate that part of my memory, but I don’t recall any part of the United States Constitution where there’s an exemption for pandemics,” Kennedy said, referencing a New York Times report that he was diagnosed more than a decade ago with a parasite that lodged in his brain. “Neither of them upheld the Constitution when it really counted,” he said of the current and former president. Watch the full article here. If you resonate with this message, please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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May 24, 2024

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RFK Jr. Nominated By Reform Party In Florida

Spectrum News reports:   The Reform Party has nominated Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for president in Florida, the independent's campaign announced Friday. Formed by independent presidential candidate Ross Perot three years after he lost the 1992 election to Democrat Bill Clinton, the centrist party was designed to present a third alternative to Democrats and Republicans and uses purple as its official color. “The driving potential in this marriage is principles,” Reform Party Chairman Nick Hensley said in a statement about the nomination. “Even though Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and the Reform Party do not agree on every issue, both the Reform Party and RFK Jr. agree on listening to the opposition, debating facts and understanding that you can’t discount a solution just because it came from your political rivals. True leaders will listen to those around them and force consensus, regardless of party affiliation.” The Reform Party has nominated a handful of other presidential candidates over the years, including consumer rights advocate Ralph Nader in 2004 and former White House Communications Director and Republican Pat Buchanan in 2000. Neither was successful. “I couldn’t resonate more with the Reform Party’s motto, ‘It’s time to put people first,’” Kennedy said in a statement. “I am grateful to accept the nomination and grow the independent movement and take our shared principles all the way to the White House.” Watch the full article here. If you resonate with this message, please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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May 23, 2024

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The Deciders: How RFK Jr. Could Impact The Presidential Election

NBC reports:   Voters in Arizona are not excited about a rematch between President Biden and former President Trump, according to a focus group conducted by NBC News, Engagious, Syracuse University and Sago. Yamiche Alcindor and Margaret Talev share what they heard from those so-called “double haters” on Meet The Press. Watch the full news report here. If you resonate with this message, please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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May 23, 2024

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RFK Jr. Wants Presidential Debate On X

The Hill reports:   Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said he wants to have a presidential debate on social platform X, arguing the platform has a far wider audience reach than news networks that are set to host debates in the upcoming months.  “X is where the debate should be,” Kennedy said in a Wednesday post on X. “The new public square with 100x the audience of CNN. @realDonaldTrump, I know you’ve got the guts to do it. Do you want to call @POTUS or should I?”  Kennedy initially asked X owner Elon Musk if the billionaire could host a debate on the social platform. Musk agreed, and Kennedy called for the debate to be hosted on the social media platform. Read the full article here. If you resonate with this message, please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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May 21, 2024

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Groups Claim Laws Will Be Broken if CNN Excludes RFK Jr. From Debate

Newsweek reports:   Three advocacy groups have sent a letter to CNN claiming that the news network will violate campaign finance laws if it fails to include Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in its June 27 presidential debate. The letter, dated Monday from the Center for Competitive Democracy with the support of the More Voter Choice Fund and American Values 2024, argues that a debate-staging organization such as a broadcaster "must use pre-established objective criteria to determine which candidates may participate in a debate." The problem, as the authors of the letter see it, is that one of the criteria laid out by CNN is that only candidates who are on enough ballots by June 20 to reach 270 electoral votes are invited—and under that guideline, Kennedy should not only qualify, he would also be the only person in the country to do so. This is because, according to the letter, neither President Joe Biden nor Donald Trump will appear on any state ballot as of June 20, since Biden won't win his party's nomination until the Democratic National Convention scheduled for August 19-22 and Trump won't win his party's nomination until the Republican National Convention that is set for July 15-18. The date for the CNN debate is four to five months earlier than is typical for a presidential election. Read the full article here. If you resonate with this message, please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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May 20, 2024

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71 Percent In Poll Want RFK Jr. In Debate

The Hill reports:   Seven in 10 voters in a new poll want to see third-party and independent candidates in presidential debates this cycle as President Biden and former President Trump prepare to go head-to-head. The latest Harvard CAPS/Harris poll found 79 percent of voters want Biden and Trump to debate, while 71 percent think those debates should include candidates from outside the major parties if they clear a viable threshold — with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. listed as an example of one such candidate. “Americans always want to hear it all and test their candidates. Voters want to see debates and would welcome Kennedy to the debate as well,” said Mark Penn, the co-director of the Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll.  After months of speculation about whether a debate would occur, Biden and Trump — who are headed toward a rematch of their 2020 race this fall — agreed last week to two presidential debates, slated for June on CNN and September on ABC.  Kennedy railed against being left out of the debate conversation, arguing Trump and Biden are “colluding to lock America into a head-to-head match-up.” Read the full article here. If you resonate with this message, please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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May 19, 2024

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RFK Jr. Holds Aurora Rally As He Attempts To Get On Colorado’s Ballot

The Denver Post reports:   A boisterous crowd packed the Stanley Marketplace in Aurora on Sunday to hear a White House pitch from Robert F. Kennedy Jr. — a presidential candidate who isn’t yet on Colorado’s November ballot but who said he represents an opportunity for people to “vote out of hope and inspiration” rather than fear. Kennedy started his speech by decrying his omission from two recently scheduled presidential debates, noting that independent voters are by far the largest bloc of the American electorate. Both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump agreed to the debates — one in June and the second in September. “Don’t you think there should be an independent on the stage?” Kennedy said to loud applause. “I think it’s important that the American people get to see their presidential candidates debate.” Kennedy, an environmental lawyer, announced last fall that he would run as an independent candidate for president, eschewing his and his family’s deep Democratic Party roots. Read the full article here. If you resonate with this message, please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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May 19, 2024

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RFK Jr. Hosts Rally In Denver, Colorado

KDVR-TV reports:   Robert F. Kennedy Jr hosted a voter rally in Denver, Colorado with over 1600 attendees.   Read the full article here. If you resonate with this message, please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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May 19, 2024

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RFK Jr. Supporters: Hungry For Change

Reuters reports:   Republicans paint independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr as a radical liberal, and Democrats say he is being financed and manipulated by right-wing donors to hurt U.S. President Joe Biden's reelection bid. But interviews with Kennedy supporters show they are not interested in labels, especially those prescribed by the major political parties they have left behind. Kennedy is drawing supporters from both sides of the political divide. Some voted for Republican candidate Donald Trump in the last two elections but are now backing Kennedy. Others are disillusioned progressives ready to cast aside Biden, the incumbent. Most see Kennedy, a scion of the famed Democratic family, much as he portrays himself - a rare truth-teller committed to tackling corruption and powerful lobbying groups in Washington. It is not yet clear whether Kennedy would pull more votes away from Biden or from Trump. His supporters hold a wide range of political beliefs and voting histories. Below are excerpts from Reuters interviews with seven Kennedy supporters from across the U.S., including in the battleground states of Michigan, Nevada and North Carolina. Read the full article here. If you resonate with this message, please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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May 18, 2024

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In An Election Full Of Weak Candidates, Latinos Have Muscle To Pick The Winner

Las Vegas Review-Journal reports:   With fewer than six months until the presidential election, American voters are presented with the worst choice of candidates in a century. In an ideal world, there would be something calming and reassuring about deciding between a current president and a former one. Either could do the job from day one. But in this world, having to pick between Joe Biden and Donald Trump feels like being forced to choose between arsenic and cyanide. Both are deeply flawed candidates who spend more time talking down the other guy than talking up their accomplishments. If only this slogan fit on a bumper sticker: Vote for me. The other guy is worse. This year, we can expect third-party candidates to do better than usual. For instance, the independent candidacy of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is doing just fine, despite growing opposition from both major parties. Kennedy has been attacked by liberals such as MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, and by conservatives such as Fox News’ Sean Hannity. And the piling on seems to have made him only more popular with voters. Read the full article here. If you resonate with this message, please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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May 17, 2024

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RFK Jr. Touts His Vision For Healthy America

Dallas Express reports:   A crowd of Texans looking for a change in the political status quo gathered at Brazos Hall in Austin on Monday to lend an ear as independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. gave a rousing and wide-ranging campaign speech. Kennedy, an environmental lawyer and activist, opened by praising an Amish farmer, John Kempf, who, despite having only an 8th-grade education, became a self-taught expert in immunology in agricultural plants. He promoted Kempf’s work in regenerative agriculture and the avoidance of harmful pesticides. The presidential candidate then turned his attention to a study from the turn of the millennium. He cited the “Guyer study,” which claimed that the general decline in mortality from infectious diseases that Americans saw in the 20th century was due to improvements in nutrition rather than any one medical advancement. Kennedy further identified improvements in maintaining clean water and the transportation of citrus fruits to new areas during winter months as things that improved health during that period. This notion became the jumping-off point for Kennedy’s vision for a healthy America, which includes making the most of what he sees as divine gifts. We should “bolster our immune systems, bolster the thing God gave us,” Kennedy said to uproarious cheers. “Good health does not come in a syringe.” During his speech and in the several videos shown to the audience before he hit the stage, Kennedy repeatedly hammered the well-known fact that rates of chronic disease have been skyrocketing in the United States for decades. He condemned the political system and the alleged capture of government agencies by major corporations as a “[corrupt system that] makes us feed this beast [that makes us sicker].” Read the full article here. If you resonate with this message, please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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