Do you know who you plan to vote for president on November 6, 2012? The election will be two days from our November 4th Critical Thinking Club meeting. It’s a great opportunity to apply our critical thinking skills as we review the candidates’ platforms on the economy, healthcare, education, and social issues. This will be a leaderless all table-talk session, so you may want to do some homework before you come.
To get you started, here are attached the names and if available a link to the platforms of all 10 presidential candidates who will appear on the Minnesota ballot. If you have supplemental information, please feel free to add it to the discussion on this Meet-up. The objective of this session is to practice making a political decision based on evidence NOT to campaign for a specific candidate.
Candidate Name Party Website
MITT ROMNEY AND PAUL RYAN Republican www.MittRomney.com
BARACK OBAMA AND JOE BIDEN Democratic-Farmer-Labor http://mn.barackobama.com
GARY JOHNSON AND JIM GRAY Libertarian Party
JAMES HARRIS AND MAURA DELUCA Socialist Workers Party
VIRGIL GOODE AND JIM CLYMER Constitution Party
DEAN MORSTAD AND JOSH FRANKE-HYLAN Constitutional Government http://www.morstadforpresident.com
JILL STEIN AND CHERI HONKALA Green Party http://www.jillstein.org
JIM CARLSON AND GEORGE MCMAHON Grassroots Party carlsonforpresident.org
PETA LINDSAY AND YARI OSORIO S Socialism and Liberation http://www.votepsl.org
ROSS C. "ROCKY" ANDERSON AND LUIS J. RODRIGUEZ Justice Party www.voterocky.org
Breakfast Buffet $11.00 Coffee only $3.00. We need to plan for the room setup and meal, so if you are going to attend, please RSVP on Meetup. Don't forget to move your clock back -- or you will be arriving an hour late.