228. Mayor Yemi Mobolade. The New Independent Mayor of Colorado Springs. How He Won. The Importance of Non-Partisan Primaries. Power of Positivity. Captain Positivity vs Senator Redneck for Space Command. Americans Fighting in Ukraine. Trombone Shorty.


#IndependentAmericans WILL determine the 2024 presidential election. Especially in swing states. We are the largest, fastest-growing and most powerful group of voters in America. 50% of vets are independents. 60% of young people. We are free agents—and every candidate will have to earn our votes.

But beyond the race for President, the independent movement is real, diverse and growing fast. Fueled by disgust with the two parties, generational change, #OpenPrimaries and other election reform, and a new generation of truly, authentically independent leaders, the future of American politics is independent.

Independent doesn’t mean the middle. It means none of the above. It’s not a new party. It’s no party. Because America is not a party. It’s a mission. 

#IndependentAmericans are rising up. We may not be ready to win the White House yet. But more and more independent leaders are emerging and winning at every other level of American politics. 

And our guest coming up is the best and most powerful recent example.

He’s a man who is more than a breath of fresh air. He’s a hurricane of it. A hurricane of hope. A storm of positivity that has hit Colorado Springs, Colorado, and will soon spread nationwide. 

He’s the newly-elected independent Mayor of Colorado Springs. He is Mayor Yemi Mobolade (@yemiformayor). 

Yemi joins our host, national security and political analyst, 9/11 First Responder and Army veteran Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff), for another fun and fiery episode of the best independent politics, news and culture show in America. 

Every episode of Independent Americans is independent light to contrast the heat of other politics and news shows. It’s content for the 49% of Americans that call themselves independent. And delivers the Righteous Media 5 Is: independence, integrity, information, inspiration and impact. Always with a unique focus on national security, foreign affairs and military and vets issues. This is another pod to help you stay vigilant. Because vigilance is the price of democracy. In these trying times especially, Independent Americans is your trusted place for independent news, politics and inspiration. 

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