Gary Swing for President of Arizona 
Member since Dec 23, 2011

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Currently

Candidate for President of Arizona (Green)

Updated on December 23, 2011 at 11:59 PM
It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that Swing! Website: http://www.newmenu.org/swingvoter Cultural events promoter living in Denver, with family in Tucson. Bicycle commuter, vegetarian, and anti-war activist. Thru hiked the Pacific Crest Trail 2,660 miles through California, Oregon, and Washington in 2011. Green Party candidate for US Representative (CO-CD1) in 2010, finishing third out of five candidates with 1.4% of the vote. Finished hiking the 481 mile Colorado Trail in 2009. Has hiked about 900 miles of the Continental Divide Trail so far. (The CDT runs about 3,100 miles from Mexico to Canada through New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana.) Thru hiked the Appalachian Trail, which runs 2,175 miles from Georgia to Maine, in 2008. Became the sixteenth person to climb all 637 Colorado mountains over 13,000 feet in 2007. Denver Green Party candidate for state representative, District 8, in 1996 (8.5% in a three way race).

Recent Comments

Re: “Project White House: The Beer Summit!

Sorry. I don't think I'll make it to the beer summit. I plan to be too drunk to find my way to the airport. However, I might reconsider the invitation if Project White House agrees to send a limosine with a fully stocked bar to pick me up in Denver and drive me to Tucson.

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Posted by Gary Swing for President of Arizona on 01/31/2012 at 10:28 AM

Re: “AZ Presidential Candidates React To Newt's Win in South Carolina

I strongly disagree with my position, and I would like to challenge myself to a debate. :-)

My comments about Newt Gingrich's marital infidelity were intended to be partially satirical. (Although I was quite serious about my deep and abiding faith in the Flying Spaghetti Monster.) The problem with the satire about Newt Gingrich is that it's based on the faulty premise that he sought to have an open marriage.

Here's what actually happened in the South Carolina Republican Presidential debate. Congressman Newt Gingrich admitted that he lied to his second wife for six years while having a sexual affair with a Congressional staff member who was twenty years younger than him, at the same time that he was supporting the impeachment of Bill Clinton for receiving oral sex from a White House intern. However, Gingrich vehemently denied allegations by his second wife that he had asked for an "open marriage" after cheating on her for six years. Southern conservatives applauded Gingrich for being a lying, cheating hypocrite who angrily denied that he had ever tried to be open and honest. Dan Savage had an excellent editorial in the New York Times about Gingrich's angry denial. Gingrich's position, and the public support that he has received, demonstrates that it is more socially and politically acceptable to be a lying, cheating hypocrite than it is to be open and honest.

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/…

Posted by Gary Swing for President of Arizona on 01/24/2012 at 7:30 PM

Re: “Presidential Candidate Richard Grayson: Deport All Republicans—To the America They Really Love!

While I generally approve of Richard's proposal to deport all Republicans, I would plead that an exception be made for Republican presidential candidate Sarah Gonzales. At least give her the chance to switch her affiliation to the Green Party after the February 28th primary.

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Posted by Gary Swing for President of Arizona on 01/20/2012 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Green Presidential Candidate Gary Swing: Corporate Media "Focus on Distractrations Rather Than the Real Issues"

Hi, Richard!

The religious right cultural warfare agenda is largely about districtions from reality. The anti-gay, anti-immigrant, anti-woman, anti-sexual agenda is a distraction from real issues. Abortion, sanctity of marriage between one man and one woman, deporting illegal aliens, the fake war on drugs, sex "scandals" in the media, flag burning amendments, the Pledge of Allegiance, school prayer, mindless "support our troops" patriotic rhetoric used to get people to cheer for crimes against humanity, etc. These are all distractions from reality.

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Posted by Gary Swing for President of Arizona on 01/20/2012 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Presidential Candidate Sarah Gonzales: "After Seeing Who Else Applied From the Republican Party, I Think I Have a Shot"

Sarah is by far the best major party candidate for president. She has an excellent and virtuous campaign platform. As an admirer of many vices, I would be pleased to serve as her vice president.

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Posted by Gary Swing for President of Arizona on 01/20/2012 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Green Presidential Candidate Gary Swing: Corporate Media "Focus on Distractrations Rather Than the Real Issues"

Please help me reach 100 "fans" for the Project White House competition by clicking "Like" on the left-hand column of my Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gary-Swing-f…

Register with Arizona's Green Party by January 30 and vote for a new political reality in the Green Party's Presidential Preference on February 28. Vote Green again in November.

"It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got Swing!"

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Posted by Gary Swing for President of Arizona on 01/15/2012 at 4:49 PM

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