(PRWEB) October 29, 2004
While millions of Americans around the country plan to write in ÂJohn Joseph KennedyÂ on their ballots November 2, 2004, millions more are angry that they were prevented from hearing about Kennedy and his candidacy by the media and the government although numerous attempts were made by professionals within and outside of his campaign. Is this yet another example of manipulation of the American people?
When John Joseph Kennedy first announced his candidacy in July, 2004, media professionals in his campaign were turned away from key media sources in television, radio and the printed press. More than 3,000 press releases went out to the mainstream media: television, radio, newspapers, magazines yet they ignored them. The Kennedy campaign staff also sent video tapes and made personal calls to top television programs with national and international coverage such as, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CNN, C-SPAN, NBC, ABC, The Larry King Show, Nightline, The Washington Journal, The Late Late Show, The Phil Donahue Show, 60 Minutes, Charlie Rose, Unscrewed, Comedy Central, all Clear Channel radio talk shows including such programs as Coast to Coast AM where presidential candidates were recently invited as guests.
Another media example is of a top, highly-rated wire press release company which first told the Kennedy campaign on September 17, 2004 that there was no proof of John Joseph KennedyÂs candidacy and they would not be able to accept a press release until such proof is provided. Just prior to being contacted with the requested ÂproofÂ, KennedyÂs staff was told in a voice message from the PR firm representative that she was not aware of a policy that was in effect about write-in political candidates and the company will not be able to accept any press releases from the Kennedy campaign, but to call them with any questions. The message stated that this information was in an email she had received. When contacted by phone, KennedyÂs staff was told Âthere is an actual, documented policy stating that write-in political candidates cannot send press releases through our serviceÂ and that this policy will be sent to the Kennedy campaign headquarters by fax. A request was immediately made for a copy of the email to also be forwarded which allegedly stated the reasons why the Kennedy press release was declined and why press releases will not be accepted in the future by the Kennedy campaign. To date nothing has been received by the Kennedy staff from this company.
The staff at the Kennedy campaign made great efforts literally working around the clock in all time zones to get information about John Joseph KennedyÂs Presidential campaign out to all key media sources around the country.
GOVERNMENT AND STATES
Certain states either do not provide for write-in presidential candidates, do not allow write-in presidential candidates at all, have provisions for write-in candidates but have staff that are not well informed about the procedures, or have provisions for write-in presidential candidates but do not seem to care about following the procedures.
For example, in the state of Oregon, Margie Franz, Compliance Specialist at the Oregon Secretary of State Elections Office, informed a member of the Kennedy staff (when asked for clarity and verification of elector procedures) that Âhe [John Joseph Kennedy] isnÂt going to win anyway so why bother?Â Ms. Franz continued to say that Âalthough Oregon allows for write-in presidential candidates, write-in candidates never win in Oregon.Â The Kennedy staff member reminded Ms. Franz that she is expressing her opinion. She agreed and gave the staff member the on-line location of the statutes for write-in presidential candidates. She said she will accept what the Kennedy campaign sends in and will file it in the records where they will stay for many years, adding the comment, Âit really doesn't matter.Â
Another example is the state of Florida which denied Kennedy from being on their ballots, deciding to use a voting system preventing voters from writing in any presidential candidateÂs name. This clearly takes away the rights of Americans in Florida to vote for whom they want and they are angry.
States which do not allow write-in candidates are Arkansas, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina and South Dakota.
Although there are many examples of manipulation by the media and the government to keep the American people from knowing about John Joseph Kennedy and his running for President of the United States of America, grassroots efforts from the Kennedy campaign have produced phenomenal results in a very short period of time. John Joseph Kennedy and the Kennedy for President 2004 volunteers and Friends of JJK Committees from all over the country and around the world continue to make excellent progress in getting the word out about Presidential Candidate John Joseph Kennedy and Vice Presidential Candidate, Daniel R. Rezac!
John Joseph Kennedy has appeared on numerous radio, television and Internet webcast interviews all over the North America, including Canada where he has received much support. Many countries around the world have quickly expressed their support of John Joseph Kennedy when he first announced his candidacy.
International relationships are already being healed through his campaign and other countries have reached out to Kennedy, such as, France for Kennedy 2004, England for Kennedy 2004, Poland for Kennedy 2004, Switzerland for Kennedy 2004, Canada for Kennedy 2004, German for Kennedy 2004 and India for Kennedy 2004, to name a few.
Media appearances include several television news and talk shows such as KUSI, XETV-Fox, KSWB in San Diego, The Ray Ybarra Show in Los Angeles, speeches and meeting with college students, a formal press conference at the San Diego International Airport to commemorate the firefighters for the 3rd anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, an personal invitation to Farm Aid 2004 in Seattle by country music legend Willie Nelson, a speech to the leading "Ambassadors of the Whales and Dolphin Nations", many speeches to environmentalists, a wide variety of radio talk show interviews around the country -- mainstream and alternative. Country music legend & Farm Aid 2004 organizer Willie Nelson has graciously authorized the use of his touching song, "Whatever Happened to Peace on Earth?" to be a part of the John Joseph Kennedy for President 2004 campaign.
Links to many interviews can be found on John Joseph Kennedy's website at http://www.johnjosephkennedy.com, including a special campaign ad video at
On October 11, 2004, John Joseph Kennedy was Sworn In as an International Justice of the Peace as ordained by the Treaty of Alliance and Commerce between Great Britain and Portugal originally subsisting between the two powers in 1814, and in accordance with the Treaty of Peace, Friendship and Alliance between England and Portugal originally signed in London, England on June 16, 1373.
John Joseph Kennedy and the Kennedy for President 2004 volunteers and Friends of JJK Committees have met with, and have been inspired by, many concerned citizens from all walks of life, families, groups and organizations including: the homeless, veterans, the disabled, gays, senior citizens, children, educators, college students, politicians, scientists, environmentalists, oceanographers, celebrities, entertainment/media groups, spiritual and religious leaders, Hispanics, African-Americans, Native Americans and many others.
Mr. Kennedy says: "We are a family here in America. Each citizen deserves to have a voice. I have been listening to the real voice of the American people. I am here for ALL the people because we are all ONE. The phrase 'united we stand, divided we fall' has never had a more urgent or poignant meaning as it does right now in America and around the world." Americans are taking their power back and writing in ÂJohn Joseph Kennedy for PresidentÂ and "Daniel R. Rezac for Vice President" on the November 2, ballot.
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