Cold-war relic Sam Nunn is considering a Presidential bid according to the Atlanta Journal & Constitution.
In an hourlong interview, in his small office on Marietta Street on the edge of the Georgia Tech campus, Nunn acknowledged that he -- like former Georgia congressman Newt Gingrich -- is considering a run for the White House next year.
But unlike Gingrich, Nunn would run outside the traditional two-party structure.
"It's a possibility, not a probability," said Nunn, now the head of a nonprofit organization out to reduce the threat posed by nuclear, biological and chemical weaponry. "My own thinking is, it may be a time for the country to say, 'Timeout. The two-party system has served us well, historically, but it's not serving us now.'"
Maybe it's not the two-party system that is so bad; just that one of the parties has been hijacked by religious extremists and neoconservatives bent on embroiling America in endless wars overseas in the pursuit of almighty oil? Democrats like Sam Nunn have been enablers of the takeover of the US government by the military-industrial complex that is hell-bent on turning America into a police state equipped with a robot army and space-based weapons systems that can incinerate anyone who dares to oppose "democracy" as defined by ourselves. We don't need people like Sam Nunn to solve our problems. You ARE part of the problem Senator Nunn!
Nunn has been talking with the ridiculous Unity '08 organization which is dedicated to promoting a third-party ticket without staking out even the most benign positions on any of the major issues facing voters today. Third-party candidacies are extraordinarily difficult given the bias of our system toward two parties, but they are undoubtedly much more difficult if there is not a compelling issue or set of issues driving the campaign. Simply saying that the two major parties suck certainly won't be enough.
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