Presidential candidate Robby Wells decries treasonous Congress, declares "I'm the new car smell"
Most mainstream media outlets -- not to mention most likely voters -- report that three Democrats remain in the race for the White House. However, recently a fourth candidate has been making noise on a grassroots level: former Savannah State football coach Robby Wells, who is making his second run for President in as many elections, and champions a plan he calls “Eaglenomics”.
|Former Savannah State football coach Robby Wells seeks|
the Democratic nomination for President
Wells’ crusade began all the way back in 2011 when he announced his candidacy to run for President in 2012; he failed to receive the nomination of any party, but in 2013 announced that he would run again in 2016. Already having built some grassroots support, Wells plodded ahead.
The focus of Wells’ campaign is his plan called “Eaglenomics”, which he says combines the best ideas of the left and the right into something that will benefit all of America.
“[The] centerpiece is bringing back millions of manufacturing jobs, and constitutionally and legally, we’ve got the plan that will bring those jobs back here whether Congress wants to do it or not,” he says, “we’re going to put the people first.”
Burgeoning broad resent towards Congress is something off of which Wells feeds.
“Congress is probably not going to go for it [his legislative priorities] because they are bought and paid for by special interest groups,” he says, going onto drop a bombshell. “What that is basically called is treason.”
Wells’ criticism of the political establishment does not stop with Congress. He accuses the Democratic National Committee of stymieing campaigns that might threaten frontrunner Hillary Clinton. He has been unable to gain access to the Democratic debates, which require candidates to poll at least 1% in multiple polls at least six weeks before the debate; despite thousands of calls, Wells says, his campaign cannot even convince the DNC to have his name included in eligible polls.
“It sounds to me like she [DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz] is trying to stack the deck [for Clinton],” he charges.
That notwithstanding, Wells reports that he has a strong grassroots effort, and that he has drawn large crowds at campaign events, including 20,000 when he spoke in San Bernardino, California, just days before the shooting there last week, and 10,000 when he spoke in Times Square. He acknowledges that the odds of his campaign ultimately thrusting him to the White House are slim, but is determined to stay in the race.
“I can go 24 hours a day between now and the election, and I will not be guaranteed success, but if I quit I am guaranteed failure. Therefore I will not quit,” he resolves. “If I thought someone had a better plan, I’d get behind them.”
|A campaign poster provided by the Wells campaign|
Wells’ plan includes specifics such as making public college education up to a Bachelor’s degree free, working towards energy independence here at home with alternative energy sources to help get us out of the volatile Middle East, and improving infrastructure; he says he can pay for all of this by tripling the tax base as a result of higher paying jobs returning to America.
Aside from those specifics, Wells believes a rhetorical change is necessary in Washington, that a new leadership style is necessary. Similar to leading Republican candidates Donald Trump, Ben Carson, and Carly Fiorina, Wells has no political experience, and views himself as an outsider encouraging America to “rise up” and have a President who represents them.
“People in America are sick and tired of being sick and tired,” he says. “We want someone new and fresh. America is looking for a new car smell without as much political mileage … I’m the new car smell.”
--Benjamin Pontz, LSNews.org Editor-In-Chief