John Anderson

No, this Roland’s Ramblings is not about this John Anderson; nor, is it about this other John Anderson. This Roland’s Ramblings is about another John Anderson; you know, the  John Anderson, who thirty (30) years ago wanted to be President of the United States of America.

I mean why on earth would I ever write about a musician or a sportscaster when I can write about politician??
Sheesh, I think my readers know me better than that!

“Third party candidates very rarely win any elections.” is a sentence straight out of the Wikipedia article Third party (United States).

John Bayard Anderson ran for President of the United States back in 1980. Initially running as a Republican, John Anderson continued his quest for the Presidency as an Independent following the early New Hampshire primary.

Perhaps, you might like to read The Atlantic Monthly article of February 1980, John Anderson, The Nice Guy Syndrome. Or maybe, you might like to read Remember When: John B. Anderson runs for president from the Rockford Register Star out of Rockford, Illinois. And, over at, Debating Our Destiny, you may read the transcript of the September 13, 1999 John Anderson Interview conducted by Jim Leher.

If you recall, I had written about John Anderson back on June 13, 2009 in Roland’s Ramblings An Independent President. Click on over to read that blog entry of mine, if you care to learn more about John B. Anderson and other persons who have run as an ‘Independent’ for President of the United States. Oh, you will also read about the ONE AND ONLY INDEPENDENT to have ever been elected PRESIDENT.

Incidentally, just in case you are interested in the subject of Presidents of the United States of America and the position of the Presidency, I suggest you take a look at the website of Presidents of the United States, that states on its home page: “The most comprehensive website about the Presidents of the United States and the US Presidency. The alphabetized subject headings below contain a wide array of information and resources about the Presidents of the United States.”
In addition to a list of all the US Presidents along with links to a specific President. Additionally. the website has numerous other links that allow you to select from among the 50 subjects about the Presidents and the Presidency.


About Roland Louis Hansen

I have been: an organization development consultant; a college-level instructor of political science, psychology, and sociology; a public administrator; a social worker; an elected official; a political operative; a community activist; a union official; a shoe salesman and manager, a factory worker; a fast food restaurant employee; and, a custodian.
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2 Responses to John Anderson

  1. Tim Higgins says:

    There was yet another musical Anderson of this name, but a different spelling. It was Jon Anderson, lead singer of the group Yes. Since this Jon Anderson is English however and ineligible for the presidency, there is little chance that he would attempt to run for the office.

    The lyrics he sung however, were eerily reminiscent of some of the answers given presidential candidates over the years, as they were only marginally understandable.


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