Skip to comments.First Whig Party Candidate Elected Since Reconstruction
Posted on 11/09/2013 11:54:01 AM PST by markomalley
Modern Whig Party candidate Robert Heshy Bucholtz, a 39-year old software engineer, was voted in as an election judge in the Democratic bastion of Rhawnhurst in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Tuesday.
This is one of the first Whig candidates elected since the party became defunct in the 1860s, and Bucholtz is the only Modern Whig currently in office. The last Whig politician to serve in Philadelphia was Robert Conrad, who was mayor of the city from 1854-1856.
Bucholtz won by a vote of 36-24. He is now responsible for overseeing equipment and procedures at the polls.
The Modern Whig Party portrays itself as the moderate alternative to the Republican and Democrat parties, emphasizing its opposition to corruption, ineffective leadership, and ideological paralysis.
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hmmm. Maybe these are the drones we have been looking for..?
Possible spoiler for the rats?... this could be their ‘libertarian’ party.
I read an article a day or two before indicating that the party has also elected a school board member in NJ.
Who knows? Our choices now are the party of pelosi or Boehner, can’t be too much worse..
My relatives were whigs in the South. In fact, my father was only a democrat to vote in primaries. My great-great grandfathers’s Son-in-law ran for President.
“Moderate” means left/liberal these days.
IOW, a "Modern Whig" is the same thing as a "Whig." Shrug.
Similar to the way John Anderson siphoned votes away from Carter during the 1980 elections, though it wouldn’t have mattered anyway.
Their platform sounds largely conservative/constitutionalist they should do either of two things: 1) Rejoin the Republican party to work for smaller government candidates in primaries or 2) Only run in heavily Democratic areas like the inner cities where the “R” name has been tarnished (maybe beyond repair in some cases)!
Millard Fillmore would approve.
“Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are trustees. And both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people.”
- Henry Clay
The Modern Whig Party may be on to something. Clay’s words take on a special meaning in today’s politics (at all levels), do they not?