The Year of the Independents

The Year of the Independents

Can a Third-Party President Get Elected?

With more Americans registering as independents than as Democrats or Republicans, can an outsider make it to the White House in 2012? Joining us to discuss the changing electoral landscape are Rocky Anderson, Kellen Arno, and Buddy Roemer. Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson is running for president with the newly formed Justice Party; his citizen-financed campaign rejects special interest and corporate funding. Arno is National Field Director of, an online presidential nominating process aimed at providing a competitive, nonpartisan ticket. Former Louisiana governor Roemer is an independent who served four terms as a U.S. congressman and never accepted special interest money. His current presidential campaign limits donations to $100.

Hammer Forum

This ongoing series of timely, thought-provoking events addresses current social and political issues.

Hammer Forum is moderated by Ian Masters, journalist, author, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and host of the radio programs Background Briefing, Sundays at 11AM, and The Daily Briefing, Monday through Thursday at 5PM, on KPFK 90.7 FM.

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Tickets for assigned seating in the Billy Wilder Theater are required and available at the Box Office one hour before each program. Early arrival is recommended. Tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis. As a benefit for their support, members enjoy priority ticketing and seat selection, subject to availability.

Parking is available under the museum for a flat fee of $3 after 6PM. 

Hammer Forum is made possible in part by Bronya and Andrew Galef. 

Public programs are made possible by Hammer Members and the generosity of Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.