Marc Allan Feldman was born in Washington, DC. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1980 with a degree in Philosophy, before moving on to complete medical training at the prestigious Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He earned his Master's degree in Health Finance and Management from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and practiced anesthesiology there for 11 years. He is a lifetime member of the Delta Omega public health honor society.|
Like many non-mainstream contenders for the presidency, Feldman dismisses claims that a large and expensive campaign will be necessary in order for him to win the presidency in 2016. He openly declares his refusal to court the friendship of the wealthy, stating rather brazenly that he does not like them and doubts that they would like him. It is his contention that modern technology, particularly communications technology such as the Internet, has shifted the paradigm of mass communication sufficiently that an outreach to voters that may once have cost millions of dollars can now be accomplished virtually for free. He cites two admittedly impressive political ads he produced during his run for Ohio Attorney General to back his claims.
Feldman is a Libertarian who disagrees with both the Republican and Democratic parties, particularly on fiscal issues. His views are so divergent from theirs that he unashamedly professes sympathy with non-voters, admitting that he himself was one until age 50, finding only corruption in the political parties and no hope of repairing the system. It was discovering the Libertarian party, he claims, the “Party of Principle”, that restored his faith and desire to participate in the political process.
Generally conservative in fiscal matters, Feldman calls for a balanced budget and speaks out against big spending and the oversized government to which it leads. He supports limiting the power of government to seize land via eminent domain, and the power of the police to issue speeding tickets merely by visual assessment of a driver's speed.
As is typically the case with third-party candidates, Feldman faces an uphill battle in his quest to win the presidency. Despite his admirably idealistic faith that he can match the exposure of major candidates with low-cost political advertising like YouTube, it remains difficult to imagine him posing a threat to entrenched Democratic and GOP contenders. And even should he prove able to surmount this enormous hurdle, his lack of high-level political experience may be a major liability.