NO HOPE, NO CHANGE: Lack of Enthusiasm Challenges Presidential Campaigns
FOUR YEARS AFTER “HOPE AND CHANGE”,
LACK OF ENTHUSIASM AND EXCITEMENT
CHALLENGES PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS
“It’s time for a new political party,” according to John F. Kimberling, author of WHAT THIS COUNTRY NEEDS
While the presidential election is just a few weeks away and both major presidential campaigns are trying every effort to capture the vote, people are increasingly asking: where is the enthusiasm? Last month’s nationwide USA TODAY/Gallup Poll found that Americans have a negative view of both candidates, and that only 12% of Americans believe either candidate have what it takes to be president. Given this dearth of voter confidence in the persons they are choosing to lead their country, the question must be asked: what do voters want or need from their leaders? Or even more specific, what does the country need?
John F. Kimberling has the answer: a new political party. “The Republican and Democratic parties are really very much alike, and neither party is willing or able to offer a substantive and acceptable alternative to the status quo politics,” says John F. Kimberling, author of WHAT THIS COUNTRY NEEDS: A NEW POLITICAL PARTY (REVISED EDITION ELECTION 2012, Polimedia Publishing, 2012, www.whatthiscountryneeds.net). He continues, “But as we can see, there is a definite hunger and a need in this country for a new approach to governance, and I predict that the next decade will see the rise of the several compelling alternative—a third political party.”
Kimberling goes into great detail in his book about the most pressing issues a new political party must solve if it were to succeed. His book refuses to accept that powerful political and financial forces can take the country away from its people. It lays out a blueprint for a new third party to give the voters the tools they need to reshape the political process and point the way in a new direction and to a better future for the entire country.
ABOUT THE BOOK
“An interesting book and a fascinating idea...” — Warren Christopher, 63rd U.S. Secretary of State
“This is a refreshing new book that deserves a wide audience for the thoughtful agenda it proposes.” — Thomas Ehrlich, Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and President Emeritus, Indiana University
“What this country needs is a good five cent cigar,” said former U.S. Vice President Thomas Marshall. But in this frank, outspoken book, author John Kimberling argues that what this country really needs is a new political party. Both the Republican and Democratic parties have failed the American people.
WHAT THIS COUNTRY NEEDS refuses to accept that powerful political and financial forces can take our country away from us. It lays out a blueprint for a new third party to give the voters the tools they need to reshape the political process and point the way in a new direction and to a better future for all of us.
WHAT THIS COUNTRY NEEDS is available directly from Polimedia Publishing and major digital bookstores such as iTunes, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes & Noble Nook.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
John F. Kimberling volunteered to serve in the U.S. Navy on his 17th birthday in World War II and served again in the Korean War. A highly respected lawyer for over three decades, he retired as a senior partner in one of the large Wall Street law firms. He was referred to in The American Lawyer as one of the country’s top jury trial lawyers. He was honored to be chosen as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. After retiring from active practice, he taught as an adjunct professor of law at the Indiana University School of Law for several years. He was the recipient in 2001 of the Distinguished Alumni Service Award of Indiana University. Kimberling has been active throughout his career in many civic affairs. He has been a member of civic groups, served on boards of directors of charitable boards and been active in various community affairs in California over the years. He has also been active and held leadership positions in both the Republican and Democratic parties at different times. He is also the author of How to Try a Jury Case. Now retired, he lives in Palm Springs and San Diego, CA.