Stassen Launches 10th Race for Presidency
Harold Stassen, a symbol of political persistence, on Wednesday launched his 10th run for the presidency.
To many, Stassen’s name is synonymous with losing, but the 84-year-old former Minnesota governor and university president said he does not see it that way.
“I feel it’s really been a winning life,” he said Wednesday after he filed papers to run in New Hampshire’s Feb. 18 primary. “Every one of the nine times there has been some solid result.”
Stassen, a Republican, is an avid believer in the policies of former President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Among the “seven mighty moves” he advocates are public works projects to assure full employment and legal restraints on excessive greed.