Monday, May 12, 2008



4,000 American servicemen have died during the 5 years of the war in Iraq and Afganistan. But 33,759* Americans have died during the last 5 years because of the shortage of organs for transplant. And those deaths were not necessary. The organ shortage is an unintended consequence of a provision in the Federal organ transplant law that permits only donated organs to be used. The solution for people not willing to donate organs: a regulated system allowing organs to be sold. It will increase the organ supply exponentially.

I have been running for the Republican nomination for president for the past year focusing on my plan to solve the shortage. But I am withdrawing from the 2008 race, since John McCain is now clearly going to be the GOP nominee. And, of course, I will support McCain. He's a good man and I believe he will win.

But my campaign to solve the organ shortage has not ended. I am going to continue my efforts to have all presidential candidates, democratic and republican, address this issue. I have asked our local congressman, democrat Steve Cohen, and Senator McCain to co-sponsor the necessary non-partisan legislation to amend the organ transplant law. I will be asking Senators Obama and Clinton to join this crusade.

Details of my plan are available on this website. Click on it in the righthand column. Those who would like to help are invited to contact me by phone, email or fax. I'm available for media interviews. Please add me to your list of resource people for the subject of organ transplants.

*Source: United Network for Organ Sharing
David F. Diamond
777 Mt. Moriah Rd., #46
Memphis TN 38117

Home: 901 761-5580
Fax: 901 761-5580
Cell: 901 846-1942

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


John McCain has become the presumptive Republican nominee for president. He is a good choice for the GOP and I am certainly going to support him. I am withdrawing from the presidential race this year and might start a campaign for 2012 instead.
And I'm going to ask the Democratic candidates to join McCain, TN Senators Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander and Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen and other elected officials to either adopt my plan or craft a better one. Obama's slogan is "Yes, we can..." Clinton is trying to top it with "Yes, we will..." My slogan is "Yes, I Do..."
"Yes, I do have a plan to solve the shortage of organs for transplant. Do you?" It's a question every candidate for office should have to answer! We may establish a 501(c)3 group in order to focus more attention on the organ issue. And we will continue to utilize our alternative campaign website,,
to encourage supporters to suggest solutions to other issues. That website invites anyone to submit legislative proposals, which would then be refined by other visitors.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Beware the Ides of March the soothsayer said in Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.”

(Statement from Republican presidential candidate David F. Diamond)
On Saturday, March 15th, 2008 at the New Hunan Chinese Buffet, 5052 Park Avenue in Eastgate Shopping Center in Memphis, I will celebrate the one year anniversary of the announcement of my presidential candidacy. It begins at the noon hour; I’m calling it the DIAMOND DUTCH TREAT LUNCHEON and we will treat it as a news conference.

I’ll speak for a few minutes. Then the public will be invited to act as a committee-of-the-whole, along with members of the media, critiquing my candidacy and my plan for solving the organ shortage. I’m also scheduling it for that date because it is the “Ides of March” which is a propitious time to be cautious and watchful in anticipating what lies ahead in the presidential campaigns.

I have Rep. Steve Cohen’s commitment to consider the legislative possibilities in my Plan to solve the shortage of organs for transplant. I have also personally given a copy to Senator John McCain and have invited him and Congressman Cohen to be co-sponsors of the need for legislative change in this non-partisan issue. I hope to have an opportunity to do likewise with Mike Huckabee, and Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Although Mike Huckabee recently said he’s aiming for a deadlock at the Republican convention, it is now becoming clear that John McCain will be the likely GOP nominee, and if that’s how it turns out then my campaign tactics may have to change. Instead of anticipating a deadlock at the convention (as I had hoped) and becoming the party’s dark horse choice, I may considering running as a write-in candidate in November.

My comments, the discussion and questions will start at 12:30 noon (those wishing to have lunch may want to begin arriving around 11:30).

Some of the Memphis media representatives who I hope will attend include (but are not limited to): Blake Fontenay, Otis Sanford, Mary Powers, Bart Sullivan, Wendi Thomas, Jon Lindberg, Mike Hollihan, Mick Wright, Jackson Baker, and broadcasters like Craig Robbins, Ben Ferguson, Thaddeus Matthews, Claudia Barr and Norm Brewer, plus other broadcast managers and news directors. I’ll consider them as first-among-equals in our committee-of-the-whole.

New Hunan phone #: 901 766-1622
David F. Diamond
777 Mt. Moriah Rd., #46
Memphis TN 38117

Home: 901 761-5580
Fax: 901 761-5580
Cell: 901 846-1942

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

MEMO TO MEDIA -- and add to your Events Calendar

Mike Huckabee is not the only presidential candidate with a sense of humor. I did a stand-up comedy routine last Wednesday evening (2/27/08) at the open mic night at the Comedy TN Club.
I think my routine was an historic moment. I'm the oldest (76 years old) white male ever to step on stage at this venue as a virgin...performer. I stole from political satirist Mort Sahl updating his techniques to this new century. Mort used newspaper stories to feed his humor. I used stuff from TV and the Internet.
Comedy, TN is located at 6102 Macon Road - at Sycamore View - across the parking lot from Bass Pro. They say "Reservations are highly recommended! ... Call 384-HAHA." But, I told the media they can probably ignore that. The action starts around 8:15 pm. I was number 6 of a dozen. We each had 5 minutes. I did quite well. And videotaped it. I plan to put an excerpt of that on My Space and You Tube. Be there.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Why David F. Diamond is Running for President

Changes in the Organ Transplant Law will create a huge increase in the number of organs available.

Republican Presidential Candidate David F. Diamond has developed plans that will:
  • Win him the nomination at the GOP Convention in 2008
  • Provide an appropriate estate to the heirs of organ providers when they might otherwise have little or nothing to leave behind
  • Compel all the other presidential candidates, Democratic and Republican, to address the issue
How I Will Win the GOP Nomination

The polls and the pundits say Republicans are looking for more choices for President. The leading contenders in the race are taking different positions on a lot of the issues. That's understandable as they try to distinguish themselves in the marketplace. The win-win aspect to this is that our candidates will refine our party's stand on the major issues by the time of our convention. In the end, we will be unified. I'm sure of that. So I am focusing my candidacy on the issue of solving the shortage of organs for transplant purposes.

This will give my fellow Republicans another choice in the contest as it continues to evolve. Still, I see a deadlocked convention. In that situation, I believe I can be the presumptive party nominee. When that happens, I have committed myself to adopting the positions of the number two contender, who will have best expressed the consensus of the party's views on all the major issues. In addition I will ask that person to serve as my vice-presidential running mate.

Here's the beauty of all this: With me as the nominee and a vice president whose views I will enhance and support -- along with supporting the party platform -- we will have a unified party going into the general election. And we will have a candidate who can seriously attack a real problem that is currently -- and unnecessarily -- causing the deaths of 6,900 U.S. citizens annually. These people die because not enough organs are available for transplant. My plan is a real solution to a real problem.

How You Can Help

Some people who have considered organ donation have decided, for whatever reason, not to do so. Many of them, surveys show, would add their organs to the supply if they knew that their estate would be paid an appropriate amount for their organs.

Your role: Get involved in this campaign. Campaign managers, fund raisers and volunteers are needed across the country.

Contact us for full details of the plan that will make plenty of organs available without forcing anyone to participate in that process. E-mail us at or write to David F. Diamond for President, 777 Mt. Moriah Rd., Suite 46, Memphis, TN 38117-5328.

Thank you for your support.