Talk:Stewart Alexander

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Edit[edit]

I removed the line about Alexander being the first member of an ethnic minory group on the presidential ticket. SP 1992 vice presidential candidate Bill Edwards was apparently an African American. Edwards died during the campaign and was replaced with Barbara Garson. Certainly Alexander is not the first member of an ethnic minority group the SP has nominated for that office, the question is whether Alexander is the first person of color. That also appears not to be the case. -Matt E.

Evidence would be expected before removing a cited section, especially without a user name and without explanation. If evidence is seen, it would make sense to remove the statement. KV(Talk) 02:58, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
Besides, that would leave him still the first on the ticket, just not the first nominated. The statement would be better improved with a citation that Bill Edwards was an African American nominated and then passed away during the campaign. KV(Talk) 03:04, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
We can find that Edwards was nominated here, but we need some sort of evidence that he is African American yet. KV(Talk) 03:11, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

The false claim that Stewart Alexander was the first African American on an SP presidential ticket is not a properly cited statement because the article cited was written by the same person who wrote that inaccurate line in the Wikipedia article! Bill Edwards certainly was "on the ticket." He died and was replaced quite some time after being nominated and campaigning as the SP Vice Presidential candidate in 1992. The best evidence I can provide for Bill Edwards being an African American is that you can ask any current SP member who was a member of the SP in 1992. Among various other documents, Edwards' SP nominated VP candidacy is referenced in the SP's official statement on its history (http://www.socialistparty-usa.org/literature/spusa-history.pdf) The burden of evidence, however, is on you. I dispute your claim here, as do others in the SP, and the only thing you can cite to back it up is another article in which only you yourself made that statement.

I believe it is also inaccurate that there was talk of MLK running on an SP presidential ticket in "the 1960s." King did strongly support the work of Norman Thomas, but the talk in 1968 was of a possible presidential ticket between Martin Luther King and Benjamin Spock, not Norman Thomas - and as the candidates of the Peace and Freedom Party, not the Socialist Party. This is all that is referenced in the SP's own pamphlet on King (http://www.socialistparty-usa.org/literature/mlking-flyer.pdf). Again, your only citation to back up this statement is another article you wrote. 69.136.143.88 (talk) 07:20, 16 June 2008 (UTC)Matt

Thanks for the information on Bill Edwards. MLK was being considered by the SP for the 1960 presidential campaign, which ended up being the first since 1924 that the SP did not contest. This information comes from David McReynolds (in an October 2005 post to a number of email lists), who cites a "trial balloon" article by Murray Kempton in the New York Post on the possibility of a Thomas-King ticket. So that detail could be verified, but is probably more suitable for the Socialist Party of America article than this one, which should focus on Alexander himself. -David Schaich Talk/Cont 17:18, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

Sandbox[edit]

I just want to let everyone know that User:King Vegita/Stewart Alexander (politician) is up to do the sandbox stuff to get his political career on track. It's not seeming easy to find too many sources, so the sandbox may be our best bet for right now. KV(Talk) 23:47, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

It also has been brought to my attention that much biographical information is available at his new site: www.stewartalexandercares.com. He apparently added a biography section that was not on salt-g. So, if anyone wants to cull that for information, I cannot work on this probably until the end of the week. So beat me to it. KV(Talk) 19:23, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

AfD considerations[edit]

Seeing as the article is for deletion noting it's stub-like appearance and lack of standard citation format, let's get working on building up the article. The consensus is that adding citations and the like is of primary concern.KV(Talk) 20:51, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

Notability Info[edit]

There's very little here about what makes SA notable, which is his Socialist Party campaign for Vice-President of the United States. A section on that should be added. Chegitz (talk) 14:27, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

It occurs to me that if the Socialist Party USA is notable enough to have an article than their official VP candidate should also be notablke enough to have one too.--Dr who1975 (talk) 19:48, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

Presidential Nominee Status[edit]

Wrong and uncited information from V Debs was put on which needs to be undone. The Socialist Party does not vote on their 2012 candidate nor even whether to run a candidate until late October at the National Convention. Though I would think this the likely result (I'll be voting for him and perhaps nominating him), Stewart is not the nominee at this time. I see others have edited since, and I don't have the expertise on those sidepanels to undo this without undoing those other changes too. 68.41.134.88 (talk) 01:52, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

2011 Presidential candidacy[edit]

Having added his nomination for President of the United States by the Socialist Party at its 2011 convention, wondering if a new section should be added to document this campaign. Someone else might be able to get to that sooner than me.Desertpapa (talk) 22:25, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

"Vague"[edit]

I have removed the following statement, tagged for 2 years as "vague": "However, once he arrived in Israel he was arrested and then interrogated for not traveling with a group...". I find it very hard to believe that he was arrested, interrogated, jailed, deported and forbidden to return for no other reason than traveling alone. This information should not be returned unless it's backed up with a very good source. Joefromrandb (talk) 05:53, 4 March 2012 (UTC)

Liberty Union Party[edit]

I don't claim to know anything about this guy so apologies in advance if this is a daft question but is there a reason he is included in the Liberty Union Party politicians category when said party is not mentioned in the text? Keresaspa (talk) 00:17, 22 July 2012 (UTC)