Posted at: 10/17/2012 8:56 PM
Updated at: 10/29/2012 2:18 PM
By: KOB.com Staff
KOB Eyewitness News 4 has a long-standing commitment to covering politics in New Mexico.
That is why, as part of our Decision 2012 Election Coverage, we are giving each candidate in some of the big federal races two minutes of free airtime to explain who they are, and why you should vote for them.
Each weekday through the end of October, KOB will feature a new candidate at the 6:30 p.m. newscast.
Wednesday night, we have write-in candidate for U.S. Senate, Bob Anderson.
I want to thank KOB Channel 4 for this opportunity to speak with you.
I am Bob Anderson. I am a state certified write-in candidate for the U.S. Senate. I'm running because as a teacher I know first hand that we need real support for public education. Not more testing and computers.
I would like to see a Medicare system that covers all Americans regardless of age. We must get the private insurance companies out of our public health care system. The people of New Mexico need health care like the members of congress have for themselves.
The big banks and big corporations must pay their fair share of taxes.
Main street needs the help like that given to Wall Street and the banks.
No one should lose their home due to no fault of their own.
Please tell your friends and neighbors that I am running as an independent candidate because I want to be free to represent you. Free of the special interest that control so much of our country today.
I have lived here in New Mexico since 1970. In the Vietnam war I saw first hand the war profiteering of the military industrial complex that President Eisenhower warned about us.
In the recent past, I have seen our country decimated by tax cuts for the rich and endless wars aboard. As a result, we have no money for our schools and health care needs or to create jobs.
Regarding jobs, I think we need a green new deal that would put our youth to work on a massive program building a sustainable energy infrastructure. Good paying jobs building a fossil fuel free America is our main task now. This would solve both our unemployment and climate change problems. We must get off our dependence on fossil fuels and shut down the oil wars abroad.
It's time now to turn to the task of rebuilding our country and to taking care of our people.
Remember to write in Bob Anderson for U.S. Senate in the space.
My website is AndersonforSenate.org. Thank you for this time and please check out my website.