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  Buchanan, John
NameJohn Buchanan
Miami, Florida , United States
Born Unknown
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedThomas Walker
Jan 15, 2004 01:39pm
InfoFreelance journalist John Buchanan explains he is running for President in the 2004 New Hampshire primary to "be the Gene McCarthy of the 2004 race and do to President Bush what McCarthy did to President Johnson in 1968 -- I want to send a loud message that shakes the White House ... I am
running to get corporations out of politics, stop war profiteering, and reform the media." Buchanan first became a favorite of the anti-Bush crowd when he authored an investigative report which purports to show ties between the Bush family and a German industrialist who helped finance the Nazi Party in Germany in the 1930s and 1940s. In the article -- widely circulated on the internet -- Buchanan wrote that "newly-uncovered government documents in The National Archives and Library of Congress reveal that Prescott Bush, the grandfather of President George W. Bush, served as a business partner of and U.S. banking operative for the financial architect of the Nazi war machine from 1926 until 1942, when Congress took aggressive action against Bush and his 'enemy national' partners." As a journalist, Buchanan's work has appeared in more than fifty newspapers, magazines and books over the past three decades. Buchanan even purportedly received some death threats after publishing that article. An AP news story about Buchanan's report claims that the Bush Family-Nazi ties are weak at best, as Prescott Bush was one of seven directors of the company at issue. Still -- regardless of whether the facts in his story are true or exaggerated -- President George W. Bush certainly had nothing to do with whatever took place during World War II as he wasn't even born until 1946. Buchanan is also seeking primary ballot status in California, Florida and other elsewhere. He is running in 2004 as a "peace candidate" and is seeking a "chance to be taken seriously as a 'Bush-stopper.' He also has a deal with a publisher to write -- after his race is done -- a book about his 2004 run.


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