Jerry Corsi

WND columnist Jerome Corsi has decided to not accept a draft by the National Veterans Coalition of the Constitution Party to run for the party’s presidential nominee in 2008.

Corsi resigned his WND staff reporter position in May to explore a possible run. He will return to that position Monday.

His endorsement was presented during a Constitution Party National Committee meeting in Boise, Idaho, earlier this year. Based on voter registration, the Constitution Party is the third largest political party in the U.S.

The National Veterans Coalition was formed as a policy arm of the party to address national issues of concern to veterans.

The chairman of the National Veterans Coalition, retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles Jones, told WND he was “quite disappointed” when Corsi informed him he had decided not to run.

But Jones said he understood why Corsi decided the situation was not right, noting the author felt obligated to get out the message of his latest book, which warns America’s sovereignty is under threat through a quiet, step-by-step process leading to “North American Community.”

Corsi’s “The Late Great USA” charges the federal government’s unwillingness to enforce immigration laws and border security is, at least in part, a result of plans to promote the political, social and economic integration of the U.S., Mexico and Canada. recently ranked the book No. 1 in sales for both nonfiction and political books.

Understanding the plan to merge the U.S., Mexico and Canada, says Corsi, is “the only context in which the current immigration travesty makes sense – and it must be stopped.”

Jones say in May his group decided to draft Corsi because he’s “probably one of the few people that was really aware of the grave issues facing this country” who “can turn the country around and keep it from going over a cliff.”

Corsi, who has a doctorate in political science from Harvard University, has written more than 15 books, including the New York Times bestseller “Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry,” co-authored with John O’Neill. He is a frequent guest on talk radio and cable news programs, including Fox News, MSNBC and CNN.

Corsi has 25 years experience in international financial services, beginning in the early 1980s. Working with international banks, he created four marketing companies, for which he served as senior executive officer, that each sold about $1 billion in annuities and $1 billion in mutual funds annually. His license is now held by Strategic Financial Alliance in Atlanta. Corsi also created two brokerage dealers and maintains licenses in life and health insurance and in property and casualty insurance.

Corsi has taught in universities, most recently in the University of Denver’s political science department in 1981.

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