Dick Gregory , Comedian , Civil Rights Activists and 1968 Write In Candidate for President , Dead at 84.
August 20, 2017 - Dick Gregory , who rose to to fame in the 1960's as a comedian , civil rights activists and in 1968 was a third party write in presidential candidate has died at 84.
Though Gregory was unsuccessful in his 1968 White House bid , he did received 40,097 votes. He ran as the nominee of the Freedom and Peace Party which had splinted off from the Peace and Freedom Party. Though he was a write in candidate, Gregory used different vice presidential running mates in various states.
For some states he used author Mark Lane , David Frost for others and in Pennsylvania and Virginia Dr. Benjamin Spock.
Also in 1968 , Gregory released his book Write Me In, which outlined his campaign platform.
July 3 , 2016 - To those who collect political memorabilia , they will now be on the look out for 2016 Republican Party presidential nominee Donald J. Trump for president campaign buttons.
In a GOP presidential primary season that saw Trump defeat a record 16 fellow Republicans, you can bet that as Trump's pledged delegates grew so too did the variety of Trump for president campaign buttons grow.
Trump's now famous campaign slogan "Make America Great Again!" has appeared not only on baseball style hats but on campaign buttons as well. In fact Trump campaign buttons have appeared that show his wearing his now iconic "Make America Great Again!" hat. Other campaign buttons have also referenced Trump's promise to build on the border with Mexico and his proposals when it comes to trade, jobs and security to make Americans his first priority.
In regards to campaign buttons, Trump is unique from his most recent predecessors from John F. Kennedy to Barack Obama to have never held political office. Unlike Obama who has campaign buttons for his U.S.Senate runs and Ronald Reagan who has pins from his gubernatorial campaigns , there are no Trump for local office campaign buttons. Trump also holds the distinction in that unlike President Dwight Eisenhower he has never held a job in public service.
Known for his career in the private sector as real estate developer, casino owner and reality t.v. star , Trump is sometimes compared to 1940 Republican Party presidential nominee Wendell Willkie who had never held an elected position and was also known as successful businessman.
While Trump has turned the presidential process on its head by not using pollsters , having a small staff , funding his own campaign and frequently calling into news programs and being a prolific user of social media his campaign buttons so far have used tradition symbols.
Trump campaign buttons have used patriotic red , white and blue colors and have pictured him in front of the White House. Campaign buttons have also appeared that picture him with the late President Ronald Reagan.
As the Republican National Convention is fast approaching another wave of Trump campaign buttons can be expected to be produced. When the GOP Convention opens on Monday July 18 , 2016 in Cleveland , Ohio in addition to the Trump for President campaign buttons there will also be a new slew of campaign buttons that will picture Trump and his vice presidential running mate.
stay tuned as there are more Donald Trump campaign buttons to come!
June 14, 2016 - In a new poll the includes both major party candidates and third party presidential candidates , former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is currently leading the field.
Clinton , the Democratic Party presumptive presidential nominee , has the support of 42% of those polled followed by Republican Party presumptive presidential nominee New York Businessman Donald Trump with 38%.
In third place is Libertarian Party 2016 presidential nominee Gary Johnson with 9%. Johnson is a former Republican Governor of New Mexico and also was the Libertarian Party presidential party nominee in 2012. For his vice presidential running mate , Johnson has selected the former Republican Governor of Massachusetts Bill Weld.
In fourth place is Dr. Jill Stein , the likely presidential nominee of the Green Party with 5%. Stein was also the nominee of the Green Party in 2012.
May 26, 2016 - On this date New York Businessman Donald Trump has done what had seem impossible when he declared for the presidency on June 16 ,2015 and that is clinch the Republican Party 2016 nomination for President of The United States.
Trump now has the 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination on the first ballot at the Republican National Convention to be held in July in Cleveland, Ohio.
It wasn't that long ago that Trump's two remaining GOP primary opponents Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Governor John Kasich were saying that Trump would never reach the majority of delegates needed to win the nomination.
Now Trump, with California and New Jersey scheduled to hold their presidential primaries on June 7, will arrive at the convention with in excess of 1,400 delegates.
It has been a remarkable and bruising presidential primary process as Trump had to defeat a record 16 opponents to get the GOP nod. Here is a look in a 2016 Republican Party presidential campaign button montage of the candidates Trump defeated on the road to Cleveland.
and the winner is Donald Trump!!!!
May 5, 2016 - If New York Businessman Donald Trump is going to become president he will apparently have to do it without the Bush family. Both former President George H.W. Bush and his son former President George W. Bush have released separate statements that they will not participate in the up coming presidential election.
This is a change from previous elections when both former presidents had supported their parties presidential nominees.
In this year primaries former Florida Governor Jeb Bush had been a frequent recipient of criticism from Trump.