T.J. O’Hara is a strategic consultant, public speaker, and the author of three books. For over 25 years, he specialized in corporate turnarounds. In 2012, he emerged as the leading independent candidate for the Office of President of the United States. Along the way, he earned the first Presidential endorsement of the Whig Party since the 1850s, his website was archived by the Library of Congress for its historic significance, and he won We Want You’s first “virtual” election by a commanding 72.1% over President Obama, who finished second in the poll.
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Published 12:02 p.m. January 17, 2013
Recent mass-murders have become the ammunition for a new round of political debate on gun control in America.
Published 6:00 a.m. January 1, 2013
This is the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation but are any of us truly free?
Published 7:00 p.m. December 20, 2012
Manufactured for political gain, the fiscal cliff threatens those who are not responsible for it. It’s time to wake up!
Published 12:00 a.m. November 19, 2012
Unfortunately, many of our political leaders must think Lincoln is a movie and the Gettysburg Address is a location.
Published 2:28 p.m. November 5, 2012
Most Americans will effectively sell their votes to the major Parties on November 6th. Don’t be one of them.
Published 8:19 a.m. October 26, 2012
The media has blatantly abandoned its responsibility to report the facts when it comes to the Presidential election.
Published 8:57 p.m. August 14, 2012
We have forgotten the difference between a Republic and a Democracy, and we are about to pay for that mistake.
Published 6:54 a.m. July 4, 2012
The Declaration of Independence is a remarkably accurate indictment of our current political paradigm.
Published 3:55 p.m. June 28, 2012
The Supreme Court upholds the constitutionality of the Affordable Healthcare Act while the Act itself remains a problem.
Published 5:03 p.m. June 18, 2012
How Americans Elect’s promise to give the People a voice in the presidential election fell prey to “politics as usual.”
Published 3:14 p.m. April 22, 2012
Can Non-Governmental Organizations replace Federal assistance in the area of humanitarian relief, and how could they improve?
Published 11:57 p.m. April 19, 2012
While the Parties focus on their candidates’ habits with respect to consumption and transportation of canines, let’s talk about oil.
Published 12:05 a.m. April 12, 2012
The parties view our Nation’s energy and environmental issues as political pawns. What if we had a coherent strategy instead?
Published 2:47 p.m. March 21, 2012
How significant could the single foreign policy decision of respecting Afghanistan’s sovereignty be to the United States?
Published 5:54 p.m. March 20, 2012
The Administration’s foreign policy is both unclear and unsuccessful. It is time to introduce a more coherent approach.