Jimmy Cooper Of Georgia Runs for President
By Bob Small
Maybe we should call them SPD’s, or Second Party Dems, because they don’t have any realistic chance of reaching the Democratic Party debates.
The Democrats are having debates, aren’t they?
Anyway, there are a lot of SPD’s, and some of them express really innovative and challenging ideas. One such candidate is Jimmy Cooper of Georgia, not related to Tennessee Congressman Jim Cooper, or any other Jim Cooper.
Cooper mentions on his website that he is being treated for a recently diagnosed multiple myeloma.
He ran as a Green, for the US House representing Georgia’s 8th District in 2018 and 2020, and for the State of Georgia’s 145th District in 2022. He also volunteered in the campaigns of both Bernie Sanders (D) and Jill Stein (Green).
Though the Green Party Presidential Convention isn’t until Aug. 22, 2024, Cornell West seems to be the presumed candidate, and others need not apply.
This situation is similar to that of both the Dems and the GOP, where only one person is being considered for each.
By the way, the Libertarian Party Convention is May 24-26, 2024.
Though Cooper is running as a Democrat this time, his Greenness can be seen by perusing his 20 pages of issues. Among the ones worth mentioning are the following:
- Abolish the Electoral College
- Repeal GATT, NAFTA, and Taft-Hartley
- Initiate A Basic Income (currently a hot topic in the UK and elsewhere)
- Guarantee 100 percent of the necessary medical care that wounded veterans need to heal
- Enact House Resolution 568, or the Unhoused Bill of Rights
- Statehood for D.C.
- Require that police actually live in the communities in which they serve
His other initiatives are available in the twenty pages of issues listed on his web site.
Lastly, he favors Marianne Williamson for president, but only if he doesn’t win.
For Jimmy Cooper’s past history, see Jimmy Cooper declines qualifying fee to run as Democrat Secures ..