Thursday, April 5, 2007

What's Your Story?

Whether you're an independent or third-party voter, candidate, or observer, I'd like to hear your story and possibly include it in my next book: We, the Purple: Faith, Politics, and the Independent Voter. The research and interviewing I've already done for the book, which releases next year with Tyndale House, leads me to believe that there are lots of people out there with fascinating, and often horrifying, experiences in a political world in which their independent status poses a real threat to the two major parties.

If you're not convinced that the Republican and Democratic leadership—from the local to the national level—feels threatened, spend a few minutes listening to an independent or third-party candidate describe the roadblocks they face simply trying to get their name on the ballot. In some cases, what the major parties do to prevent that is nothing less than chilling.

So if you have a story to tell and you won't mind sharing it for publication, leave a post or email me. I'd love to hear what you have to say.

1 comment:

2-10 said...

I just watched An Unreasonable Man, the documentary about Ralph Nader. It is amazing how he, his campaign manager, and others recounted the horrors of just trying to get on the ballot and all the lawsuits and roadblocks thrown at them by the Democrats. This film challenged me and I recently gave a 'review' of it on my blog. I think everyone should see it, no matter what their political standing.