My Biography

Who am I?:

OK So I’m an 92-year-old retired citizen, (2019), Yes, 92,

but I’m the healthiest 92 year old in America,

and have been around long enough that I see what is happening to our nation,

and Smart enough to know we must do something NOW.

 

When you’re 20 you know that you know everything,

at 40 you realize you didn’t actually know that much at 20,

then when you get to be 60 it’s not education that counts,

it’s Knowledge, Understanding, and Wisdom.

You can’t teach Understanding, or Wisdom, that only comes with age and experience.

You can get a lot of education, but you can’t teach, “Smart”, that only comes with age.

That’s why we sometimes go to our elders for advice, because you know your parents,

and grandparents have lived to learn experience, and wisdom,

and you want their wisdom to guide you.

 

Well I’m going to give you that Wisdom, to help this nation.

There is a lot of difference between being Educated,

and being Smart, I’ll bank on “Smart” every day.

 

I’m not a businessman, nor a politician, I’M RETIRED,

Thank goodness; I’m still an honest person.

I love this country, and I with the help of you citizens we must save America,

or we will just be part of the United Nation.

 

How many of you have good feelings about politicians? Or used car salesmen?

We have learned that politicians lie to us; we do not expect them to tell us the truth, why?

Salesmen have only one quest, to make a sale, so they lie to you;

anything needed to get you to buy their product, a car or whatever.

Congress and the Senate sold you a story that if you elected them, they would represent you.

Fools! They forget us the day after the election.

Have you had enough of these lies?

Did you think Obama would lie to us? If you like your insurance you can keep your insurance!

Do you want some truth in our political offices?

Yet you continue to elect Career Politicians? Why?

 

I could just sit back, and enjoy retirement, not worry about the future:

I do worry about the future.

I can’t just sit back, and “do nothing” anymore, because the future for my children,

and grandchildren, your children, and grandchildren,

because OUR America is in trouble.

 

I’m very sharp about what is going on in our government.

I may be 92, but I’m not ready to be in the old folks home.

I belong in the White House where I can do you some good for you.

 

In 1971 I started tracing my ancestry in America.

“All” of my ancestors were in America before 1800.

Five of my ancestral families came on the “Mayflower” (Francis Cooke, his wife and daughter,

 George Soule, and Edward Doty) many more of them were here before 1700.

One of my 4th Great grandfathers, Seth Huddleston fought

in the Revolutionary War in Massachusetts,

two of my great grandfathers,

Samuel Huddleston, and Readon Johnson fought in the Civil War.

 

The more I traced my ancestry, the more I saw how, and why

our American ancestors wanted to liberated us from the British,

and what our founding fathers had intended for our citizens to enjoy in this,

our country.

We have strayed from those original intentions.

It’s time to restore America to its greatness.

 

I also see how we have displaced the Native-Americans,

who were the original settlers of this nation.

While based upon today’s economy the amount we paid the natives

was not a small amount, based upon unimproved land

that we were paying for seemed reasonable compensation

at that time, from the immigrants from Europe.

 

Some European immigrants used force to relocate

the Native Americans in an embarrassing manner.

We owe descendants of these natives a lot more consideration in today’s economy.

But then, people have been migrating since the beginning of civilization,

in all lands on earth.

Now we have borders to define one country from another,

and we must protect our borders for an orderly controlled amount of migration.

I can’t reverse history, but I understand some of my ancestors

were not fair to the Native Americans.

Only those Ancestors who were Quakers treated and helped Native Americans

to live equally honest lives.

I wish this had happened differently, but I can’t change the past.

 

Of these early immigrant ancestors I’m descended from the Huddleston’s, Cordell’s, Macy’s, Coffin’s, Gardner’s, Starbuck’s, Swain’s, Worth’s, Bunker’s, Stanton’s, Clarke’s, Batchelor’s, Kimball’s, Reynolds, Case’s, Fish’s, Gifford’s, Wing’s, Soule’s, Cooke’s, Johnson’s, Brown’s, Harrell’s, Pettis’, Lawton’s, Wright’s, Cornell’s, Simmon’s, Pinkham’s, Shattuck’s, Wilbur’s, Latham’s, Severance’s, Austin’s, Jones’s, Charles’s, Albertson’s, Anderson’s, Spencer’s, Nelson’s, William’s, Pierce’s, Bailey’s, Birdsall’s, Nicholson’s, Winslow’s, Barrow’s, Overman’s, Newby’s, Rundell’s, Thomas’s, Quinby’s, Haight’s, Washburn’s, Scott’s, Rednap’s, Molynieux’s, Briggs, Wyatt’s, Newman’s, Tyler’s, Webster’s, Lockwood’s, Sand’s (Sandy’s), Ray’s, Guthrie’s, Alcock’s, Ferris, Hutchinson’s, Shelley’s, Palgrave’s, Kent’s, Avery’s, Doty's, Pringle’s, Kemp’s, Wallis’, Bicknell’s, Mead’s, and many others, all in America before 1800.

 

Since I’m descended from King Edward I of England, and his wife “Eleanor of Castile”, daughter of King Ferdinand III, I also have Spanish ancestry. I’m descended from “El Cid”, a Spanish hero, about 1000 AD. That makes me distant cousins to King Ferdinand, and Queen Isabella who financed “Columbus’” exploration that led to finding the Western Hemisphere. History can be interesting.

When I last checked, I am related to 22 Presidents, from George Washington, & Thomas Jefferson, to Franklin D. Roosevelt, Nixon, Ford, Carter, including the Bush’s and Mr. Obama from his mother's side of the family, including related to Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump.

 

PS: I’m 10th cousin of Mitt Romney, GOP candidate.

 

I was born in Indianapolis, IN, in 1927. I’ve been married, divorced, and have 2 children.

Yes Divorced, as half the people in America have been.

It takes 2 to make a marriage, and one cannot force

the other partner to “love and honor”. So I live with it.

 

In 1935 when I was 8, my family moved to Detroit, MI where

I became aware of the struggle of the founding of the Auto Unions.

In 1938/39 Walter Reuther was a constant visitor to our home

to involve my stepfather in the formation of the United Auto Workers,

and American Federation of Labor.

My stepfather was a “Tool, and Die Maker”, as was Mr. Reuther,

who worked in the auto plants in Detroit.

They worked together for the Detroit Aluminum and Brass Co. in 1938-39 era.

My stepfather was also involved in investigating the German Bund organization,

for the FBI in the 1930’s.

The Bund tried to get autoworkers to join the Communist party

to fight the auto manufacturers.

Instead the Americans joined the A F of L, and CIO unions.

Of course at that time I didn’t realize how important this was

to the future of citizens in our nation.

 

It was then, that an event happened that turned me from ever using alcohol, my stepfather,

and his friends from work would often get together on Friday or Saturday night to play cards,

and of course some of the men had to drink alcohol.

Occasionally one of the guys would get sick from drinking,

and go out on the front porch to throw up.

I was the one, the next day that was supposed to go out, and clean up the mess.

At age 12 I could never understand how someone could drink something

that made you so sick you had to throw up.

So I NEVER had any urge to drink, why?

If it made you sick, something is wrong here.

Of course I think that’s why I’m so healthy now. I’ve always done things in moderation.

 

As a child of a Quaker descended family it was also pointed out to me,

that toy guns were not toys.

I was taught that you don’t pretend to shoot anyone;

guns were for protection, we never had a gun in our home.

I never wanted a toy gun, and didn’t have one.

Part of my training from Quaker ancestry,

that if you trusted your government to protect you,

you didn’t need to own a gun.

Now I’m not so sure, I know my government can’t and won’t and doesn’t protect me.

 

So life in Detroit brought me to be so aware of

the struggle of the citizens during the depression era.

Then, (in the 1930’s) “to be on welfare” was a total embarrassment.

We went without food for days at a time,

without heat in the middle of winter because "there were no jobs", and no money.

In the winter of 1938 I went after school every day with my wagon

to find scrap plastic from one of the factories near us

(when we lived on the corner of Domine, and Dwyer),

to burn in our stove to heat our home, I was then 11 years old.

You haven’t lived until supper consists of Ketchup sandwiches,

or NO sandwiches. I know what it is to be hungry.

 

I’ve never been involved in politics at all, but I’ve observed,

and studied a lot our history since about 1936 when Roosevelt ran for re-election,

and we children in school were learning how our government worked.

Detroit was a good example of  “It’s not who you are, but who you knew” that got you anywhere.

Graft everywhere in Detroit.

 

I became interested in Electronics at age 6. At age 20,

I became employed doing Radio, and TV servicing.

I worked as a Broadcast Engineer for a bit,

 then on to Industrial Electronics.

I Worked as an Associate Engineer for Jet Propulsion Labs.

Then worked for the “Univ. of So. Calif. Medical School”

where I videotaped Psychiatric patient interviews for 15 years,

for medical training of doctors in the Los Angeles County Hospital, Department of Psychiatry.

In 1981 I started working for the Los Angeles Community College District

 at Los Angeles Valley College in Van Nuys, CA as a Sr. Electronic Technician.

I retired from there in 1992.

I Still like Video Production, and Computer work. I keep informed

and educated about new electronics development, environmental problems,

how to clean up hydrocarbon spills, water safety, employee safety,

and many other scientific fields. A constant learning curve.

I was like a lot of you, working for a living, with no time to run for politics, until I retired.

 

What car "did" I drive? a used 1996 Cadillac limo made in Texas, a nice American car

that I bought in March 2006 for $8200. Not new, but needed, to go scouting for my campaign.

 

This Cadillac looked real nice. If you buy a Cadillac, you will save a lot of money on gasoline!

How? Well you won’t drive much, because you can’t keep the car running

for more than 100 miles before the car won’t run again, just think, how long tires will last.

I was only been able to drive about 500 miles in one year

as I can’t keep the car repaired enough to drive anywhere.

It finally works better, when I can afford repairs.

I finally had to replace one of the computers that run the car,

now it’s running sort of great, except I was getting 22mpg on the highway,

now I’m lucky to get 17mpg.

It has been sitting for 5 years now, transmission problems.

I've spent over $12.000 on repairs on this $8200 car.

I wanted to drive a car that represented America.

 

I’ve owned a 1960 Cadillac, a 1974 Cadillac, and a 1981 Cadillac;

all three of them were soon disposed of; as not worth owning,

I should have known better than to buy this 1996.

However, now I’ve discovered that when subjected to cold weather,

the paint on the hood of this Cadillac is now peeling off,

since the hood was not properly primed before the coats of paint was applied.

But that’s the best Cadillac can do I guess. No excuse for this failure.

I’ve seen too many really bad paint jobs on cars that are just a few years old,

and not covered by the manufacturer as a recall.

Cadillac say’s “Too bad”. 

 

I had hoped that Cadillac had improved over the years, but I was wrong,

If Cadillac is the best American manufactures can produce, America is in trouble.

Every General Motors car I’ve ever owned has been a lemon. (3 different Cadillac’s, Chevrolet’s, Buick’s)

I paid $300 to have the hood repainted, results: The paint still peels off, waste of money and time.

 

Oh well what can you expect from a has-been company like GM.

Come on GM, I know you can do better. Maybe GM does better in China.

 

I also had an 86 Chevrolet pickup truck, (that hasn’t run for 15 years),

and most of the paint has peeled off of that body too,

what’s wrong with General Motors?

Then they complain about competition from foreign cars.

I finally gave that away to a homeless couple to live in the 14’ camper on the truck.

 

I want to have words with some of these so called automotive engineers;

we must restore our auto industry in America.

 

I want some great American cars again; can it be done?

I want better access for service built in to our cars, and I want it now.

I want real metal bumpers on our cars.

I want that vehicle you and your family are driving to be safer.

Now today’s cars crush like a soft drink aluminum cans.

What use to be a simple fender bender, is now a $6,000 repair job, or it’s totaled.

 

I’m not running for President to get rich, I don’t need the money at this stage in my life.

I have enough income for now.

Now I'm driving a 2003 Cadillac Escalade

 

I know our politicians will say, You get what you pay for, well we’ve been cheated,

we sure haven't been getting what we've paid for,

don't you think it's time you got what you have already paid for?

 

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My Political Party? Well, I was a Republican until President Nixon,

then I registered as a Democrat until Clinton,

then I registered as an Independent.

I’ve looked at the other political parties, what party do I belong to?

Presently None.

These parties disappoint me, I see them submitting our nation to the United Nations.

The Democratic and Republican parties don’t seem to offer what America needs;

I’m only an “AMERICAN”.

 

However now to get elected I needed a party affiliation of some sort,

as the “Electoral College” system actually Elects the President.

We citizens really don’t actually elect the president,

so I need to have a party of a group of citizens in each of the 50 states by 2016,

any volunteers?

 

Do I need to have a Cordell Party?

I thought how about “American Party”, but that already exists.

Now I’m convinced we need a “TEA” Party to save America.

I’m your Conservative Candidate.

http://www.DonCordellforPresident.com