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.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only. 

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

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.