Kevin Zeese on Principles & Values
CARDIN: Yes. We need to change the agenda-setters. I stood up for change in Washington. I took on the President when he was wrong. I've worked across party lines. But we need to change the direction.
STEELE: For Ben Cardin to say he's a change agent is laughable. He's been in Congress for 20 years. To all of a sudden say you're interested in change is just not believable. Where's the voice been? Where's the voice on transportation, on health care? These voices I have not heard. Now to say that you're for changing the system, when you've been part of the system that gave us these problems, is laughable.
CARDIN: I'm proud of my record in Congress. Proud of the changes I've made in Medicare & the retirement system.
ZEESE: I think both of you are right. You're both selected by your party leadership. You're both in bed with the special interests. And you're both not going to bring change to Washington. The voters need to know that.
ZEESE: More than my colleagues combined!
Q: Even where people agree with you, how does that translate into the way our country is governed today?
ZEESE: The big problem with our country's governance is that we're more governed by the special interests than the people's interests. I've worked on issue after issue where we can have majority support, we can have facts on our side, but we still get ignored as the people. Because the politicians are listening to the money first. This election is indeed about change - and I'm the only candidate who's a change. Mr. Cardin has been in office for 40 years; Mr. Steele has been the chair of the Republican Party. These are insiders. I'm the only one not in bed with the special interests. I'm not taking special interest money. I'm not out to be bought by anybody.
Zeese has worked on local, state and national political campaigns including serving as Ralph Nader's Press Secretary in 2004. He appears regularly on national television as a commentator on a variety of issues and has been published widely in newspaper and e-news media outlets.
Zeese registered with the Maryland Green Party. A founding member of the Populist Party of Maryland as well as a member of Libertarian Party of Maryland. He believes that the United States needs to return being a government 'of, by and for the people' but that the two major political parties have become corrupted by Big Business and wealthy donor contributions and no longer put the needs of the people first.
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