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Nov 28, 2023

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Can Bobby Kennedy Win the Presidency Now? Of Course

Fair Observer reports: It may come as a surprise, but Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. can win the 2024 presidential election. The dominant message to the American public is that if you’re not voting Democrat or Republican on Election Day, you are “throwing your vote away.” This is the knee-jerk response to any discussion about a candidate that does not have a D or an R next to their name. A recent Quinnipiac poll showed Kenedy with a surprising 22% share of the electorate in a head-to-head matchup against Joe Biden and Donald Trump. Another poll shows Kennedy pulling ahead of both major party contenders among voters under 45 in several key battleground states. This is a significant breakthrough. Unexpectedly, Americans are becoming aware that 2024 could be a three-way race: An independent candidate could potentially upset the two-party hammerlock on power. But is this a surprise? Joe Biden and Donald Trump are hugely unpopular. According to 538, a majority of Americans holds an unfavorable view of both candidates: 54% for Biden, same for Trump. To say that the people are not jazzed about a replay of the 2020 election is supreme understatement. In contrast, more view Kennedy favorably than unfavorably. Herein lies the irony of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s campaign for president. He is the most establishment candidate, strictly on the strength of his family and the privileged personal position and connections the Kennedy name confers on every member, and yet he possesses an anti-establishment streak. This candidate spent his entire career as an environmental attorney (and if a job like that doesn’t make a person distrustful of what corporations or bureaucracies tell them, nothing will). He is somehow establishment and anti-establishment all rolled into one. It is precisely this combination of factors that might make him the perfect candidate for this moment. Independent voters, a huge plurality according to recent polling, have an unfavorable view of both Donald Trump and Joe Biden. They are looking for something that neither major-party candidate is offering. If Kennedy gives independents reason to show up on Election Day, he can win. Read the full article here. If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Nov 27, 2023

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Poll With RFK Jr. As Most Favorable Candidate Shows Voters Are Shopping Around

NewsNation reports: Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. leads the pack in favorability ratings, ahead of both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, according to a recent Harvard CAPS/Harris poll. Political commentator James Carville unpacks what he thinks this means for the 2024 presidential race on NewsNation's CUOMO.    If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Nov 27, 2023

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Biden’s Carbon Pipeline Is a Boondoggle for Big Oil That Punishes Iowa Farmers

Featured on Newsweek: For 40 years, I've stood among the leadership of the environmental movement crafting sensible, market-based solutions for reducing our deadly addiction to oil and coal. I believe that the human-induced greenhouse effect is an existential threat to civilization, but I do not insist that other people ascribe to my belief. Even Americans who don't accept carbon-induced climate change should worry that our nation's dependence on coal and oil has other obvious and unignorable costs—including poisoning our fisheries with mercury, sterilizing our lakes and streams, and denuding our forests with acid rain, as well as the mass-scale strip mining that is leveling parts of the Appalachian mountains and the petroleum addiction that keeps us embroiled in endless oil wars. Furthermore, the public finances this destruction with trillions in annual subsidies that allow coal, oil, and gas companies to maintain their competitive edge against what by some measures could be cheaper, cleaner, and more efficient fuels. In 2022, the carbon industry globally collected a staggering $7 trillion in direct and indirect public subsidies. But whether or not you believe in the greenhouse effect, no one can deny that powerful vested interests are now hijacking the climate emergency—as they do with every crisis—to shift wealth upward and impose totalitarian controls. A troubling poster child of this dynamic is one of the flagships of President Biden's climate strategy: giant pipelines that purport to transport waste carbon from Iowa ethanol plants across six states to deep-well injection sites in Illinois and North Dakota. I have long denounced these sorts of "carbon capture storage and sequestration" projects as wasteful corporate welfare boondoggles that do little to reduce atmospheric carbon but serve instead to enrich billionaires and subsidize Big Carbon. Read Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s full op-ed here. If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Nov 26, 2023

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Robert F Kennedy, Jr.: The Independent Challenging Biden and Trump

The Herald reports: For the first time in decades, an independent is posing a threat to the Democratic and Republican candidates during a US election campaign. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is gaining momentum - for a reason. Having scored an endorsement from a former top Clinton aide, he is averaging 16.7% in recent polling data from RealClearPolitics- surpassing the threshold to qualify for the presidential debates. A worrying idea for the other widely predicted contenders, Biden and Trump, who will go untested having so far both failed to participate in their parties’ primary debates. A New York Times/ Siena College poll has also suggested Kennedy is winning outright in key states with voters aged under 45. A vital factor in these polling results with the young is likely Kennedy’s background as a prominent environmental lawyer. During this career he spent 33 years with Riverkeeper, an organisation dedicated to reducing river pollution and ensuring clean drinking water. Stemming from this work he was named as one of Time Magazine’s “heroes of the planet”. This passion truly shines through in his campaign which has stated that it will incentivise clean energy, protect wild land from over development, and work with farmers to challenge pollution. Similar to the approach of the governing party here in Scotland, Kennedy’s campaign manifesto has pledged to “forge agreements with other countries” in order to fulfill these environmental policies. Read the full article here. If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Nov 25, 2023

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RFK Jr. To Visit Utah As He Eyes Path to 2024 Nomination

The Washington Examiner reports: Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. announced his plans to visit Utah in the coming week. Kennedy launched his campaign as a Democrat initially but switched to be an independent candidate last month. His team is in the process of collecting signatures from states in order to appear on the 2024 ballot. The next rally that he will attend will be in Salt Lake City on Nov. 30. Utah has 574,075 registered unaffiliated voters, which has steadily increased year over year. Over 100,000 of them are reportedly inactive as they have not voted in at least two consecutive general elections. The number of unaffiliated voters is more than double the number of Democratic voters and over half of the Republican voters. During the 2022 election, the state's Democratic Party opted not to put forth its own candidate against Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) but instead endorsed independent candidate Evan McMullin, who was unsuccessful in unseating Lee. The party's former candidate against Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) in 2018, Jenny Wilson, is now the Salt Lake County mayor, where Kennedy is slated to visit. Read the full article here. If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Nov 22, 2023

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RFK Jr. Stumps in Ojai: ‘It Is Possible To Limit Corporate Influence’

Ojai Valley News reports: Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an environmental lawyer running as an unaffiliated independent candidate for president in the 2024 election, spoke on Nov. 19 to a group of 300 supporters as part of a campaign-fundraising event at a private residence in Ojai. One of the hosts, Ojai resident and local business owner Bill Moses, responded by email to the Ojai Valley News about what had motivated him to support the event: “I wanted to hear for myself, live and unedited, RFK Jr. speak. I resonate with RFK Jr.’s concern on the corporate capture of government agencies that are meant to advocate for us. Our nation was threatened by the Jan. 6th Capitol attack and by those who deny election results. Another threat to our nation is how corporate capture is hurting our economy, environment, political system and our people.” Kennedy spoke outdoors under a coast oak tree at the Casa Barranca property. He touched on his polling numbers, the uncertain future of the next generation, housing, inflation, national and consumer debt, regulatory agency capture by corporations, the costs of war and pollution, health, and the environment. He discussed the upward shift of wealth, his legal achievements and personal philosophy of life. He said: “When my uncle was president, the U.S. owned half the wealth in the world. We made everything and everybody wanted it. ...We were the richest nation in history. This is the first generation in history that is going to be worse off than their parents and they know it.” Read the full article here If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Nov 22, 2023

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JFK's Assassination Cut Short My Uncle’s Vision but We Must Revive It, Not Forget It

Featured on FoxNews.com: President John F. Kennedy’s assassination 60 years ago on November 22, left an indelible scar on the American psyche that transcended my family’s loss of an uncle, brother, husband, and father. That national trauma robbed us of something else that day. With him died a vision for our country that we may yet bring back to life. True, much of his legacy — such as his championship of civil rights, desegregation, and the space program — remains with us today, but America has abandoned the goal and vision that he prized most highly: the vision of America as a peaceful nation. John F. Kennedy defied pressure from his cabinet, the CIA, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff to go to war in Laos in 1961, Berlin in 1962, to invade Cuba after the Bay of Pigs debacle, and nineteen months later to bomb Russian missile batteries during the Cuban missile crisis. His advisors assured him that the launchpads were not yet operational. They were wrong, and his defiance quite likely saved the world from nuclear Armageddon. Today our nation staggers under a $33 trillion debt burden, much of it the result of military spending. The post-9/11 regime-change wars of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria wasted around $8 trillion and left those countries worse off than we found them. Eight hundred military bases around the world consume trillions more. Imagine what could have been, if we’d devoted those resources toward education, infrastructure, poverty, health, or the environment. We would be, paradoxically, a stronger and more secure nation. It is not too late to step off the war path and onto the peace path that John F. Kennedy envisioned for our nation. Even in its current state of neglect, America is blessed with the world’s largest GDP, abundant natural resources, and an inventive and enterprising population. We can recover the broad prosperity, the thriving middle class, and the sense of optimism and national self-worth of the post-WWII era. All that can be ours if we turn our energies toward peace. Read Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s full op-ed here. If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Nov 21, 2023

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Calls for Biden to Release Last of JFK Assassination Records

Spectrum News reports: To coincide with the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, his nephew, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., has launched a petition calling for the Biden administration to release the last of the government’s records related to the historic shooting. “What is so embarrassing that they’re afraid to show the American public 60 years later?” Kennedy Jr., who is running for president as an independent candidate, said in a statement Monday. In 1992, Congress passed the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act, which mandated that materials related to John F. Kennedy’s killing be housed in a single collection in the National Archives and Records Administration and that all records be publicly disclosed by 2017. The Biden administration has released more than 17,000 documents. On June 30, the president certified that federal agencies had made available “every single word that is appropriate for release under the standards of the Act.” Biden, however, agreed to continue withholding some information, saying it is “necessary to protect against identifiable harms to the military defense, intelligence operations, law enforcement, and the conduct of foreign relations that are of such gravity that they outweigh the public interest in disclosure.” Kennedy Jr. says releasing the full, unredacted records would help restore trust in the government. “In the spirit of transparency, in the spirit of democracy, we, the undersigned, call upon President Biden to obey the 1992 act and release the Kennedy assassination documents to the public,” the petition says. Read the full article here. If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Nov 21, 2023

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Are Black Voters Looking for an Alternative in 2024?

The Washington Post's Alexi McCammond joins MSNBC's "Morning Joe" to discuss Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s strength with Black voters, his complex effect on the 2024 presidential race, and President Biden's declining enthusiasm among voters of color.  If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Nov 20, 2023

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RFK Jr. Endorsed by Ex-Clinton Aide, Creator of "The Morning Show"

The Daily Beast reports: Robert Kennedy, Jr.’s run for office has attracted a bevy of media profiles and big-name endorsements from the likes of Aaron Rodgers, Robbie Williams, Joe Rogan, Woody Harrelson, Pierce Brosnan, and Alicia Silverstone. Add to that very Hollywood list of Kennedy 2024 supporters: Jay Carson, a former top Clinton staffer who created Apple’s The Morning Show. Carson became good friends with Kennedy through sobriety and believes he’s fit to be the next president. “I remain a full-time screenwriter, but I’m trying to do what I can to help Bobby win because I think our country needs a president who understands how deeply the system is broken, but who is also sane and competent enough to fix it,” he wrote in a statement to Confider. Carson has Democratic blue-blood credentials: He was formerly the communications director for the Clinton Foundation and then went on to serve as Hillary Clinton’s press secretary for her 2008 presidential campaign. “As someone who worked in government and politics for almost two decades, I’ve been most struck by how the Bobby I’ve been reading about and who is portrayed on TV doesn’t resemble the kind and honest and courageous person I've come to know,” Carson wrote to Confider. “I'd like to help bridge that gap so people know they have another choice on the ballot in November.” Read the full article here. If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Nov 20, 2023

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RFK Jr. Marks 60th Anniversary of JFK Assassination, Demands Biden Release All Files

The Messenger reports: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. released a statement honoring the upcoming 60th anniversary of his uncle John F. Kennedy's assassination, and called for release of the remaining classified assassination files. "John F. Kennedy’s assassination left an indelible scar upon the American psyche. Everyone who was alive at the time can remember where they were on that day," Kennedy Jr. wrote in a Monday statement ahead of the Wednesday anniversary. "My promise to the American people is that I will put us back on the road to peace that JFK led us toward when, shortly before his death, he issued a national security order to withdraw American advisers from Vietnam," he wrote. "We will instead take a path back toward peace and prosperity for our country." Kennedy Jr. also announced he is launching a petition to demand that Biden release all JFK assassination-related documents. Read the full article here. If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Nov 20, 2023

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Debates Set for Texas, Virginia and Utah as RFK Jr. Looks To Be First Independent on Stage in Three Decades

The New York Post reports: For the first time in more than three decades, an independent presidential candidate may take part in a general election debate. To qualify for the debate stage, candidates for president and vice president must have achieved at least 15% in national polling. With under 10 months to go until the first debate, environmental lawyer and anti-vaccine advocate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is averaging 16.7% in the latest RealClearPolitics aggregate. “We welcome the 15% threshold. We only want serious candidates vying for the highest office in the land,” Kennedy Jr.’s press secretary Stefanie Spear told The Post. “Mr. Kennedy will definitely be on the debate stage. Americans deserve transparency and a chance to see their candidates share their vision for the country.” Business magnate Ross Perot was the only third-party candidate in the modern era to make a general election debate, in 1992. However, it remains unclear whether the Republican and Democratic standard-bearers will participate. Both of the frontrunners — former President Donald Trump, 77, and President Biden, 81 — appear noncommittal to squaring off at the CPD-sponsored events. Read the full article here. If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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