How Come Nobody Mentions Lyndon Larouche as one of the Democratic Presidential candidates?
Yes, I know Larouche as been maligned as "anti-semitic," as a conspiracy theorist, and even as an "extreme right winger", but...
If you look at what Larouche talks about on his website, he was exposing all the lies about WMDs used to justify the attack on Iraq long before the mainstream media 'discovered' this issue. In fact, Larouche was "outing" the Neoconservatives and their connections to Leo Strauss again long before the mainstream media picked up on this issue. In terms of 9-11, Larouche has suggested that these "terrorist attacks" were orchestrated by elements of the US intelligence and military establishment--much like many Portland Indymedia readers believe. Larouche opposes globalization and has opposed most of the Democratic Party and its leadership under the DLC as being nothing more than a political trojan horse for the Republican Right. Hell, if "antiwar" candidate Howard Dean can get support from people, why not Larouche? On every issue, Larouche is more of a progressive than Dean and most likely than Dennis Kucinich.
LAROUCHE REMAINS AMONG LEADERS
IN DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL FUNDRAISING
This statement was issued on July 18 by the LaRouche in 2004 political campaign committee.
Democratic Presidential pre-candidate Lyndon LaRouche continues to hold a leading position among the current field running for the Democratic Presidential nomination, according to the results of the July 2003 Quarterly filing with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). LaRouche ranks second in the total number of individual contributions, and sixth in total money raised.
LaRouche's campaign sent shockwaves through the U.S. political establishment after the April 2003 Quarterly filings, which showed the FDR Democrat to be the frontrunner in terms of parameters of mass support, including the number of individual contributions to his campaign,* and the total money raised from individuals giving less than $200. These results correspond to the fact that LaRouche has the most active, on-the-ground campaign of any of the Democratic candidates.
With the results of the latest quarter, LaRouche has dropped to number two in total number of individual contributions, with a total of 12,464 to his campaign, according to the FEC. Only Howard Dean, whose campaign was based on Internet fundraising, ranks higher, with 14,424 individual contributions. Both top candidates John Kerry and John Edwards, who have 11,622 and 10,001 respectively, and far surpass the others, according to the FEC figures.
LaRouche's total amount of money raised during the campaign currently stands at $4,564,654—which places him sixth among the ten declared major candidates, according to FEC figures. Despite a coordinated press blackout against him, LaRouche's monies raised are substantially larger than those raised by Bob Graham, Dennis Kucinich, Carol Moseley-Braun, and Al Sharpton.
For more information on the LaRouche campaign, and the activities of the candidate and his youth movement, see http://www.larouchein2004.net, or call 800-929-7566.
* Individual contributions are defined by the FEC as transactions by individuals giving $200 or more in total.
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