|UFOs in the 2008 Election (Update)|
|Written by Grant Cameron|
|Friday, 14 August 2009 03:35|
As of yet UFOs have not become a part of the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Issues still centre on the war in Iraq, and domestic issues that affect daily well being.
There is a lack of discussion on the issue of UFOs, despite the fact that some of the candidates have been involved with the issue in the past.
John McCain, a leading Republican candidate for President has faced the UFO question in the past, according to Todd Ristau of the Iowa UFO Research Network.
Ristau claimed that during the 2000 presidential campaign, "McCain acknowledged that there are very interesting aspects of the UFO question and he is ready to investigate what he can, after he is elected." He didn't get elected so we will never know what would have happened.
When asked about the 1997 Pheonix lights which had always been held high by researchers as one of the firmest pieces of evidence we are being visited, McCain was less enthusiastic. He stated, "That has never been fully explained, but I have to tell you that I do not have any evidence whatsoever of aliens or UFOs."
Bill Richardson is a former New Mexico State governor, and a former Energy Secretary in the Clinton cabinet, now running for President. The files from the Clinton administration have not been released, so it is not yet known if he played a role in the Clinton interest in UFOs. Richardson did, however, get involved in UFOs during his time as governor.
In a forward to a book about the rumored 1947 UFO crash in Roswell, Richardson wrote, "the mystery surrounding this crash has never been adequately explained - not by independent investigators, and not by the U.S. government. There are as many theories as there are official explanations. Clearly, it would help everyone if the U.S. government disclosed everything it knows. The American people can handle the truth - no matter how bizarre or mundane."
Another candidate with a slight UFO connection is Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) introduced legislation to ban space-based weapons. This played into a belief in the UFO community that space based weapons have been developed to take on the aliens and not the evil empires of the world. Kucinich stated, “We signed the ABM treaty nearly 30 years ago; which requires a reduction in strategic arms, nuclear disarmament and general and complete disarmament. Weaponization of space clearly violates that treaty. My bill will call for an immediate and permanent termination of research, testing, manufacturing, production and deployment of all space-based weapons systems and components by any person, agency or contractor of the U.S. government.”
One of Kucinich's main advisors is Daniel Sheehan who became a key figure in Ufology when he stated that while working on a project for the Congressional Research Office related to Extraterrestrial Intelligence. While working on the project he gained access to the classified Blue Book files where he viewed pictures of a crashed flying saucer with Air Force officers around it. He is also chief counsel to the Disclosure Project.
Kucinich, himself has not made any public statements related to UFOs and the subject of UFOs does not appear in his list of issues.
The biggest presidential candidate to bring UFO awareness to the campaign is democratic front runner Hillary Clinton. Hillary played a role in the attempt by the Clinton administration to get to the bottom of the UFO and most importantly the 1947 Roswell UFO story.
However, having been in the election trenches many times in the past Hillary Clinton knows what it takes to win, and what things to avoid.
In the 2008 campaign Hillary has become religious about things such as issues that will give her the disenchanted Republican votes needed to win in a close election. Having headed up health care reform in the first Clinton administration she knows good ideas don't always fly, and might even loose voting support.
She and her spin doctors have focused their 2008 election discussion on such issues as immigration reform and border security. This will attract the Republicans who feel the President has not dealt with outsiders taking away American jobs.
These are the most important issues that have ever faced man and his awareness of his place in the universe.
All the presidential candidates are invited. How many will attend? Do not be fooled. Elections are about votes - not issues.
When the subject of UFOs means votes to a politician they will fight to be speakers at such conventions. Until then, they will “have other obligations” while they continue to watch the polls, despite the late Sir Winston Churchill’s warning that “dogs know what to do with polls.”
|Last Updated on Friday, 14 August 2009 03:59|