2012 COMMON SENSE PARTY
Independent Candidate FOR United States Senate
I am making these changes as of November 20, 2012.
First, Happy Thanksgiving!
Second, I made the ballot for 2012 as an independent.
I received about 21,000 votes this election year. Not to bad for a solo practicioner attorney trying to make a difference. I did this without the backing of a major party and with no political expereince. I was not happy with the placement of my name on the ballot. I was told my name was hard to find. It was definetly a full ballot so you had to take your time. I understand why people vote the party line. Who really knows anything about all the candidates on the ballot. Pick six, pick three, pick two, of course people are going to rely on party lines becuase its just too much work to be educated on each candidate.
In any event I am very happy that about 21,000 people took the time to learn about me and decided to vote for me. I know voting for me was not the easy road of party lines.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND YOUR VOTE AND YOUR CONSIDERATION. PLEASE LOOK FOR ME IN THE FUTURE.
Do you think I should run again?
This video says a lot about me and where I stand on the issues. Do you feel things are out of control? Do you feel that something has to change, that things are just crazy, that we are heading down the wrong path? Well I do and voting for the President is not enough. I feel that we are losing control over our daily lives. I feel that the Federal government is encroaching upon State rights. That's why I am running for U.S. Senate. U.S. Senators make very important decisions that regulate our lives. It's time to put Mangelli in office to protect you, the silent majority. You are silent because you have other things going on in your lives and maybe you trusted your elected officials to do the right thing. But the time has come to put someone in office that has the courage to stand up for the silent majority. I know there is a silent majority and you must speak up by way of vote. I understand that you have a busy life and that you cannot really get involved with the issues by protesting or having rallies for or against certain issues. But wouldn't you like the opportunity to vote on it in private. If I can provide you with the opportunity to vote on issues of social importance would you? Voting with me will be a way to hold me accountable to you and not be strong-armed by special interest. Think about it. The issues will change but the fact remains that the current Senators will vote according to their best interest not yours. Has Senator Gillibrand or Schumer ever reached out to you and asked your opinion? Senator Gillibrand has been in office for several years and not once has she reached out to the general public and asked our opinion nor has she made that promise this year. Republican challenger Wendy Long thinks she knows whats bests for us but is more of the same. No other candidate has made the promise I'm making. To ask you what you think! To reach out to you, the general public and give you the right to vote on the issues. No one is saying that! Not one. Senator Gillibrand and Wendy Long think they know whats bests for us. Well, you know what, they don't. We should have a say in what's going on before they decide it. Having a say should not equate to protesting. I want them to vote according to majority opinion not special interest.
The main reason I am running is that the politicians make decisions without ever asking us. Once they are in office they forget the people. They don't forget the companies that gave those millions or the party that sponsored them. They forget the public. They forget the fact that they are supposed to be public servants not public rulers. However in an election year they tell us how much they have done for us. However, did they ever ask our opinion? Do they reach out to you or do you have to chase them.
If I was Senator I would be a public servant. First and foremost I would do the public good. It would be my job to reach out to you not the other way around. I work for you and I will never forget that. I will work for every New Yorker and I will not be swayed by special interest. I have a plan to hold myself directly accountable to you, the New York public, my constituents. I will directly ask your opinion on the matters that I am faced with. I will put the Senate agenda on my website and provide an opportunity for you to vote with me on the issues. I will not vote on any laws until you have been advised by me and you have been provided the opportunity to be heard in a private non-confrontational manner. Moreover, I will not spend one minute campaigning for reelection. I heard that elected officials spend 3-4 hours each day fundraising for their re-election. Where do you think Senator Gillibrand's 11 million dollars for her re-election campaign came from? Yet she claims on TV how she challenged her own party not to inside trade. If you spent three hours at work every day looking for another job, would you be employed long? Can you believe that our elected Senators and Congressman had to pass a law restricting them from having stock in a company that they are regulating or passing laws upon? I just can't believe that they had to be pass a law to do that. I believe the same goes for campaign contributions. Are you trying to tell me that 11 million dollars worth of campaign contributions comes without a hitch? What about party lines? If you are backed by a party does that come without a hitch? That's why I am an independent! No hitches. I can just do the right thing.
Let me ask you another thing. My opponents are very rich. Both talk about protecting middle class but neither are middle class. Senator Gillibrand is a multi-millionaire and Wendy Long disclosed over $1,000,000.00 in household income. She claimed she didn't make any money but her husband made over a million dollars. Do you think they are personally concerned with the costs of gas or can they afford it? Do you think they are concerned with the costs of groceries or medical insurance? How can they possibly be looking out for the middle class when they don't have any idea what it's currently like? I know firsthand what it's like because I am experiencing it right there with you. I will fight for the middle, working class because I am one of you. I know what common sense steps we can take to make our lives a little easier.
Let me ask another question. If you were a multi-millionaire why would you want to change anything? Everything apparently financially went well for you so why would you advocate for change? You wouldn't. Millionaires want to be politicians not to be leaders but to be rulers. Well I am no politician and no millionaire.
I AM A LEADER OF THE PEOPLE AND IT IS OUR TIME TO TAKE THIS COUNTRY BACK. STAND WITH ME BECAUSE I FIGHT FOR YOU!