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Former independent Presidential candidate John B. Anderson dead at 95

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6 days ago - Monday 12/4/17 - 10:54:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
John B. Anderson, a former Republican congressman from Illinois who bolted his party to run as a plain-spoken independent candidate for president in 1980, drawing an enthusiastic if transient following among liberals and college students, died on Sunday night in Washington. He was 95.

His death was confirmed by his daughter Diane Anderson.

The United States was struggling with a recession, a severe energy crisis and the protracted Iranian hostage crisis when Mr. Anderson gave up a safe seat in the House of Representatives to seek the Republican presidential nomination. When that try fizzled, he reintroduced himself as an independent, honest-dealing alternative to the rancorous business-as-usual politics of the major parties.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/04/...
6 days ago - Monday 12/4/17 - 11:42:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
Who?
6 days ago - Monday 12/4/17 - 11:44:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 12/4/17 - 11:42:13 PM hamletsghost wrote:
Who?


someone who ran for president a long time ago. third-party candidate, like ross perot. i did some of my college essays on third-party candidates, and he was one of them.
6 days ago - Tuesday 12/5/17 - 5:53:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
He ran against reagan with this kind of approach.

Early on, when all six of his rivals for the Republican nomination assured the Gun Owners of New Hampshire that they firmly opposed gun control legislation, Mr. Anderson said, “I don’t understand why.”

“When in this country we license people to drive automobiles,” he added, “what is so wrong about proposing that we license guns to make sure that felons and mental incompetents don’t get ahold of them?”
6 days ago - Tuesday 12/5/17 - 12:10:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
I saw him speak at our university. Someone asked him if his candidacy helped Reagan win. He answered, Carter was going to lose no matter what.
6 days ago - Tuesday 12/5/17 - 12:58:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
He was right about that much.



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