By Woodrow Wilcox

What about the other candidates for President of the United States?

“What other candidates?” you might ask.

The many candidates who are not being invited to give their ideas to the media or participate in debates are the ones to which I refer. I’m not talking about independent candidates or candidates who belong to smaller political parties. I’m talking about Democrats and Republicans who are running for President, but few people know of them. Does it surprise you that there are many Democrats and Republicans who have filed to run for President, but have received virtually no publicity? It does not surprise me.

Much of the major new media is controlled by or connected to major federal government contractors. These federal government contractors can use their media power to silence, slander, belittle, ridicule, or marginalize a candidate with good ideas that may threaten the federal government contractor’s stream of revenue from the federal government.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned America about this in his last public address as President of the United States.

What kind of influence do federal government contractors have over the media? Well, General Electric or “G.E.” owns or controls NBC, CNBC, MSNBC, and other media properties. Until a few years ago, Westinghouse owned CBS television and radio networks and some stations. Other federal government contractors have influence over the media, too. They use their power over the media to protect their own interests in keeping lots of money flowing to the federal government and from the federal government to these federal government contractors in the form of contracts or grants from the federal government. They use media power to protect their own financial interests.

I am concerned that federal government contractors who have a lot of media power are preventing the public from hearing the ideas and platforms of smart people who have little money or few impressive connections. So, let me introduce you to all the candidates who have filed to run in either the Democratic or the Republican presidential primary race in New Hampshire in early 2012.

The presidential candidates are listed in chronological order according to the dates of filing as shown on the website of the New Hampshire Secretary of State. You can check that website for the websites and emails of the various candidate committees. I invite you to learn something about at least some of the lesser known candidates who are not getting the spotlight on their ideas and candidacy.

Here are the Democrats in the New Hampshire presidential primary: Barack Obama, Darcy G. Richardson, Aldous C. Tyler, Robert B. Jordan, John D. Haywood, Bob Greene, Craig Freis, John Wolfe, Jr., Randall Terry, Ed Cowan, Cornelius Edward O’Connor, Bob Ely, Edward T. O’Donnel, Vermin Supreme.

Here are the Republicans in the New Hampshire presidential primary: Ron Paul, Fred Karger, Andy Martin, Jon Huntsman, Buddy Roemer, Herman Cain, Vern Wuensche, Rick Santorum, Mark Callahan, Mitt Romney, Hugh Cort, L. John Davis, Jr., Joe Story, Linden Swift, James A. Vestermark, Jeff Lawman, Joe Robinson, Keith Drummond, Newt Gingrich, Randy Crow, Michele Bachmann, Michael J. Meehan, Benjamin Linn, Christopher V. Hill, Stewart J. Greenleaf, Gary Johnson, Rick Perry, Timothy Brewer, Kevin Rubash, and Bear Betzler.

© 2011 Woodrow Wilcox