Third party candidate Rocky Anderson: Corporate interests control U.S. government

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, December 22, 2011 22:41 EDT
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The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur on Thursday interviewed former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson, who has recently formed the Justice Party and is running as a presidential candidate.

“The Republicans and the Democrats are completely in bed with the same folks, these corporate interests who are in control of our government,” Anderson said.

“The reason I’m doing this and the reason the Justice Party was formed is so that we can take the reins of our government and make sure that those in Washington are doing what’s in the public interest, rather than in the narrow interest of these corporations, who really do have control of our government.”

Anderson has previously described the Justice Party as an alternative to the two militarist, corporatist parties — the Republicans and Democrats.

Anderson acknowledged that his candidacy could take votes away from President Obama, and that it made him hesitant.

But ultimately he decided that “when we are driven by the fear of the lesser of two evils being defeated and not opting for a major change in the system, we’re going to be stuck in this no matter what.”

Watch video, courtesy of Current TV, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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