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Mike McConnell of WGN 720 Radio interviews National Chairman, Andrew Evans
Roanoke, Virginia (October 27, 2010) Independent candidate Jeff Vanke running under the banner of the Modern Whig Party was featured in a CNN story today entitled, “Sick of Dems, GOP? There’s hope” about the growing trend towards independent candidacies across the country.
Will Cain, of the National Review and Off the Page interviews Modern Whig chairman Andrew Evans
The Wall Street Journal recently featured this party, its two public officials and its Congressional candidate on the front page.
TIME Magazine rates the Modern Whig Party as one of the “top 10 most popular political movements worldwide.” TIME also declares that “They’re back!”
“Bring back the Whigs!!”
Eastern Echo (MI)
“Modern Whig Party moderates’ new ally.”
“The reason for ending the political bickering is so we can have fiscal responsibility.”
The Modern Whig Party, a group created last year by returning U.S. war veterans…”
KVI 570 AM (Seattle)
The Modern Whig Party was featured in a drive-time broadcast for the Fox News radio affiliate in Seattle.
Marietta Daily Journal
Modern Whig Party Recruiting in Cobb (County, Georgia): “We will get a great response, I have no doubt about it. The question is one of innovation. (The) Whig Leadership group will develop, post, improve and eventually endorse solutions and plans for the fixing of the defined problem. When everything is said and done, we will have the best solution to a problem, not an ideological stance. We are, internally to the party, replicating a working republic, which is what the Founders had intended all along.”
Westfair (NY) Business Publications
From the editorial staff: “This movement values common sense, rational solutions ahead of ideology and partisan bickering. Hmm, isn’t that what the Democratic and Republican parties used to espouse?”
WHBC News Talk 1480 AM
The Modern Whig Party was featured on a popular Canton, OH radio show hosted by Ron Ponder.
Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA)
“The party’s platform includes practicing fiscal responsibility, developing practical sources of alternative energy, increasing public and private support for education and scientific research and advocating for veterans.”
Mountain View Telegraph (NM)
“…one of the country’s up-and-coming political parties, the Modern Whig Party.”
Phoenix New Times
“The Modern Whig Party’s basically a hybrid of traditional GOP and Democratic Party values, and hopes to draw voters who jump back and forth between the two major parties — especially on issues like fiscal responsibility, strong national defense, and social progression.”
Eyewitness News 4
The Modern Whig Party was featured on New Mexico’s local NBC affiliate.
“New Mexico’s newest political party just goes to show that you can’t keep a good name down. Expect the Whig Party in New Mexico to take on political corruption, argue for a balanced budget…”
Les Merritt from the Foundation of Ethics and Public Service featured the Modern Whig Party in a segment on the “rebirth of the Whigs.”
Fox News Radio
The Modern Whig Party was discussed on the “Tom Sullivan Show.”
Arizona Daily Star
“The Modern Whig Party is coming to Tucson… The party is progressive on social issues and conservative on government spending and efficiency.”
WTFK 107.1 FM & WJNC 1240 AM
The Modern Whig Party was featured on “Viewpoints” with Lockwood Phillips.
KRXA 540 AM
The Modern Whig Party was featured on “A Different Perspective” with Jack Hart.
“Make no mistake. These aren’t a bunch of dreamers. They started helping veterans and their families and continued to do so, and now their message is going mainstream. They’re busy crafting a political movement they say is “… realistic, rational and places common-sense ahead of ideology.”
Imagine that? Sounds like a party for the people. It also sounds like a party that could attract disillusioned moderate Republicans. After all, the Whig Party is where the Republican Party originated. I’ll bet some right-leaning Democrats will (or already have) found this middle-of-the-road party attractive as well.”
“They’re back! The Whigs, that is.”
The News & Observer
“Whigs Rise Again: Tired of Democrats and Republicans? Do Rush Limbaugh, Keith Olbermann, Ann Coulter and Rachel Maddow leave you cold? Well, it may be time to bring back the Whigs.”
The Examiner: Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan resurrect Whig Party
“Without being antagonistic, they are focused and our (Democratic and Republican parties) better pay attention.”
The Huffington Post
“Usually, when a party becomes so impotent, its leaders so misguided, that it can’t even provide a coherent alternative to the status quo, that’s when there’s a chance for a new party to make its move. Jefferson got it done. So did Lincoln. Now it’s your turn.The rise of the Whigs starts with you. Make it happen.”
The Richmond Daily News
“If Abraham Lincoln were alive today, he might find some familiar welcome company in Missouri. The Modern Whig Party has made a revival, and… party members are trying to make some noise politically just as Lincoln did in his career.
KRMS News-Talk 1150 & 97.5 FM
The Modern Whig Party was featured on “Morning Magazine with Michael McSorley.”
St. Joseph (MO) News-Press
“But the modern incarnation of the (Whig Party) plans to hang around, urging rationality in place of ideology and labeling itself ‘a party for the rest of us.’”
“…the Modern Whig Party is already recognized as the fastest-growing mainstream political movement in the country.”
Miami New Times
“So maybe instead of trying to re-engineer the inner-workings of the Republican party, voters should leave it in mass. May we suggest the Modern Whig Party? Unlike most third parties, this one actually has a platform that many Americans can agree with… As a friend of mine said, ‘It’s like their platform is talking to me like it’s my pal.’
Illinois Radio Network
“The original party of Abraham Lincoln is making a comeback, in the form of the Modern Whigs.”
“In the United States, (the Modern Whig Party Florida Chapter) has made a sort of comeback among voters searching for alternatives.”
The Other Paper (Columbus, OH)
“…the party initially was reorganized as a military advocacy organization, but grew into a 10,000-strong grassroots party—of which more than half are affiliated with the military—with a general platform of fiscal responsibility, strong national defense and bold social progression.”
Independent Political Report
“…America’s freshest and perhaps most innovative political party.”
Military Times: Modern Whig Party has appeal to some troops; no candidates yet, but with moderate stance, it’s starting to catch on
“The Modern Whig Party, which claims that ‘about a third’ of its… members are active or reserve service members, takes a consciously middle-of-the-road and independent stance.”
“The Modern Whigs, not to be confused with a couple of fringe parties that also use ‘Whig’ in their names, is focused on a lot of military issues. Sometimes it breaks Republican and sometimes it breaks Democrat.”