Dr. Robert ‘Battle Ax’ Ornelas was overwhelmingly selected by the delegates of the American Independent Party of California (AIP) as their United States Vice Presidential Candidate for the 2012 November Election. Battle Ax joins Presidential Candidate nominee Tom Hoefling of Iowa on the national AIP ticket. Dr. Ornelas was selected by the delegates for his support of Israel and current activism throughout the country.
This is the first time in the history of the United States that a hip hop artist and Latino with Mexican descent is running for the office of the U.S. Vice President. And it is the second time in history a person who has Native American ancestry has vied for this office. He is the second after Herbert Hoover’s Vice President, Charles Curtis, to have a Native American ancestry. Dr. Ornelas is the great-great-great-grandson of Chief Cristobal Osuna from a tribe in the San Diego Mountains circa the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo (1848).
The American Independent Party of California seeks to uphold the God given gifts asserted by the Declaration of Independence which include the rights to life and liberty for all people including the unborn. The Central Committee Chairperson is Mark Seidenberg and Executive Committee Chairperson is Markham Robinson. (www.aipca.org) The AIP HQ Phone number is 707-359-4884.