Sam Ronan For DNC Chair
Samuel Ronan is a Naturalized Citizen, who came to our great nation from Germany when he was 4. He enlisted into the United States Air Force at age 19, where he would spend 5 and a half years in Active Duty Service. However, his promising career was cut short when in October of 2013, the Government Shutdown occurred due to the antics of House and Senate republicans rebelling over the ACA. He knew then in his heart that while he and his fellow service members would be expected to lay down their lives for their country without any recognition or thought from their leaders, that his service would be best directed in Politics. That is when he saw the troubles the Democrats faced during the Primary election process, and his own candidacy for State Representative. After the dust had settled, he saw a void of leadership that needed filled, and chose to step up as he had done his entire life! During this time he has been entirely a grassroots candidate dedicated to holding true to his beliefs and ideals, of course with being an unknown figure the traction for his candidacy was slow in the beginning! Now he is rivaling the likes of Keith Ellison, and Tom Perez for the coveted position after a mere 8 days of online fame! He has spoken from the heart at all of his forums, interviews, and interactions on his social media. Perhaps, just maybe sincerity, integrity and being a genuine human being is exactly what the DNC needs. Samuel Ronan is trying to make that case in this bid for the DNC Chair, and has said time and again he “doesn’t care about the title, I just want to fix the problems with our political processes so that We The People can be in control of our destiny once again.”
My Interview With Samuel Ronan
*1. The ideological left has become increasingly divided in recent history. This is marked with a level of resentment and indignation for the isolation of those of us on the farther left feeling alienated from the Democratic Party, many of whom have scattered to third party organizations spurred by the actions, and frankly, the inactions, of the DNC. What might you be able to do as DNC chair to unify these disenfranchised voters? Also, should the DNC consider nominating members of these 3rd party organizations in places where they stand a chance of winning elections?
Well as the Chairman the only thing I can do to reach the masses is by implementing programs and initiatives that would actually REACH out to people! To that end it is my sincere goal to create a “Returning to our Roots” program where we focus on reestablishing our presence in Rural America. That doesn’t mean simply showing our faces, it means truly engaging in the community and being a part of the culture present!
That is just one idea of many, that I am sure are out there, plus it would also be a great opportunity for voters, and citizens to tell me, and effectively the DNC, what it is that THEY want to see us do for them!
As far as nominating Dark Horse candidates, that may very well be a reality we have to face regardless especially in deeper red states/counties. We might just have to run as “republicans” get elected and then do the Democratic thing.
*2. There is a movement/organization that has been gaining a lot of momentum known as "The Justice Democrats" whose main political goal is taking the influence of corporate money out of our electoral system. These efforts revolve around the interpretation of 'person' in the 14th amendment literally, and excusing institutions from 1st Amendment rights of 'free speech'. Would you, as the leader of the Democratic Party, support implementing "free and fair elections" into the Democratic Party platform, and by extension, a future constitutional Amendment to that effect?
I absolutely would support that and have very many of the same platform agendas as the Justice Democrats.
*3. What organizational efforts would you implement as DNC chairman to engage the 47% of eligible voters who did not vote at all in this past election cycle, and harness that energy, and channel that into constructive motivation to become politically involved?
It would be a lot of what I would do for the rebuilding of our parties in the Rural Communities! I think once we rebuild our lost integrity everything else takes care of itself. We also need to improve our communication structure so that somebody trying to figure out who is the Local, State, or national level for the party can find out who those folks are! We also need to improve the centralization of our organization from being 3,000+ Democratic parties to one conglomerate that works in cohesion for the betterment of the populace!
*4. Many in the 'left wing' of the Democratic Party, The Green Party, and the Socialist Party, all support "... a maximum wage of no more than ten times the minimum." Would you support implementing this concept into the Democratic Party platform, and do you accept in full the party platform co-authored by Bernie Sanders, and confirmed in the 2016 campaign cycle?
I actually have discussed a wage cap, 10x may be too low, but 435x is clearly too high! But we have to also look into profit sharing and the minimum as well. One thing does not solve the problem. I haven’t read the platform but I imagine I would agree with most of it.