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Encyclopedia > Centrist Party (United States)

The Centrist Party was created on July 4, 2006 as a self-declared response to the stalemate between the Republican Party and Democratic Party in the previous two presidential elections. Founded by John P. Reisman, by design it intends to provide the electorate with a middle ground foundation for Republican and Democratic politicians and voters. For the United States holiday, the Fourth of July, see Independence Day (United States). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... GOP redirects here. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ...

The Centrist Party was registered in 2006 with the Federal Election Commission and says that it is organizing nationally using a private network of advisers who are recruiting a national official advisory board who will steer the party towards its first convention, where official party bylaws will be adopted. The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency created in 1975 by Congress to administer and enforce campaign finance legislation in the United States. ...

The founders of the Centrist Party state that they have national and international expertise in systems development, information technology, education, government and the military.

The Centrist Party has supporters in 25 states and is working to unite centrist state groups and independent voters across the country into a national movement.

The national platform of the Centrist Party is under development in consultation with interested groups across the country. An evolving list of issues and stances can be found on their web site.

The party theme is "Common Sense for America"

The mission statement for The Centrist Party, taken from their web site, is:

"To achieve common sense solutions that have at their heart, a tone of balance and fairness. To create a strong foundation for mainstream America that is not prone to undue influence from left/right arguments. To move away from character assassinations and toward solution oriented campaigns. To empower people, and the vote, with a strong position not confused by one-sided agendas, or special interests. To formulate policies and solutions that regard short, medium and long term considerations at all levels.

The lack of a centrist party weakens the centrist view. Providing a strong foundation for voters and politicians in the center to express their views is essential. Without it, any attempt at maturing the political environment would likely fall short. In the current political environment, politicians can claim to be centrist and after they are elected meander back to their special interest base in the far left or right, where their funding comes from. The establishment of a centrist foundation significantly strengthens the integrity and ability of politicians to campaign on, and maintain a centrist political view." Look up Common sense in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


  • Reisman hopes 'Centrist Party' will lure disaffected voters, 7/18/2006, The Journal Record OK
  • New Centrist Party Designed for Voters, Politicians in the Center, 8/16/2006, Lone Star Iconoclast TX

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