Greg Orman is running for Kansas governor as an independent and unconventional candidate this year because he thinks he has something profound to offer citizens.
So when people ask him how polls this year repeatedly show (so far) that only 9 percent of voters want him this time, a steep drop from when he won 42.5 percent of the vote when he ran for the U.S. Senate against Pat Roberts, he makes the following case for why his independent candidacy is noble:
Median income for Americans hasnt risen in 17 years, he said. Health care, public and higher education costs, child care have so far outstripped the rate of inflation that the average American family well — it doesnt feel like youre treading water. It feels like youre drowning.