Archive for December, 2006

Happy Birthday, LP!

Monday, December 11th, 2006

The Libertarian Party turns 35 years old today and the LPHQ folks appear to have put together this nice little video:

It’s a nifty little video recap of the last 35 years, including lots of cool video clips from just about all the Presidential campaigns. Although Hospers didn’t exactly “EARN” that electoral vote… but anyway. [...]

Reports from the Constitution Party National Committee Meeting in Concord

Monday, December 11th, 2006

The most recent The American View radio broadcast hosted by the Constitution Party’s 2004 presidential candidate, Michael Peroutka, devotes a full hour to an analysis of the Constitution Party’s most recent national committee meeting in Concord, New Hampshire. It seems that Mr. Peroutka has finally severed all ties with the Constitution Party, or, [...]

Libertarian Hopefuls for President in 2008

Sunday, December 10th, 2006

Okay, so here it goes… someone give me logical reasons why any of the current hopefuls for the LP’s 2008 nomination should get it? But before you start, let me tell you my issues…

The way I see it, there are three “serious” candidates. Those being Kubby, Phillies and Smith. They each [...]

Welcoming Brad…

Sunday, December 10th, 2006

As you may have noticed, we’ve added another contributing writer to the site in the form of Brad Winthrop. Brad represents more of the right-leaning, Constitution Party, American Heritage Party area of third party politics. At least, that’s what his background is.

Brad has a little bit of blogging experience of his own [...]

Westchester (NY) Independence Party must hold a new reorganization meeting

Sunday, December 10th, 2006

Westchester’s chapter of the Independence Party must hold a reorganization meeting within the next two months following a state judge’s ruling that many party members - especially opponents of the current leadership - were not made aware of its last effort to elect officers. You can read the rest of the article here.

I don’t [...]


Sunday, December 10th, 2006

Austin has also asked me to contribute to TPW and I am happy to oblige. I joined the Constitution Party in 2000 after decades of laboring in the Republican Party vineyards. I voted for Howard Phillips for president in 2000 and Michael Peroutka in 2004. My state party disaffiliated from the Constitution [...]

Another New Face for TPW…

Saturday, December 9th, 2006

I know I said I was only looking for one person per political affiliation, but I changed my mind.

Stuart Richards is going to be joining TPW as a contributing writer along with Trevor Southerland. Stuart’s a great guy and many of you probably know him from his work on other [...]

And the man behind door number three is…

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Well, as Austin let everyone know, I’m proud to have been made the third contributor here at Third Party Watch.

Obviously, I’ll be covering mostly Libertarian events, and probably hitting on some Georgia issues for obvious reasons.

For those of you who don’t know me, I’ve been involved in the Libertarian Party for a little over 10 [...]

Jore Appointed Chair of Education Committee

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Controlling the balance of power has some perks. In this case, the Republicans in the Montana State House have decided to keep Constitution Party legislator Rick Jore happy by making him the chairman of the House Education Committee.

From the Great Falls Tribune…

Republican leaders are giving the House Education Committee chairmanship to the Legislature’s only [...]

New Contributing Writer: Trevor Southerland

Friday, December 8th, 2006

I’d like to extend a very big welcome to Trevor Southerland. He will be joining TPW as a contributing writer in the next couple of days.

There are two other people I’m currently talking with about joining, and I’ll let you guys know as soon as they’re confirmed.

What we really still need is someone from [...]

TPW Mentioned in the Northwest Herald

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

I was quoted briefly in the Sunday edition of the Northwest Herald, the article is available online here.

Although obviously Richard Winger is the actual scholarly expert on all of the ballot access and historical matters, it’s always cool when this blog get some “real media” attention. And a hearty welcome to any new readers [...]

Wanna Write for Third Party Watch?

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

Hey everyone…

I’m going to be involved in volunteering for a local city council campaign this Spring. I may also be helping to run the campaign of a friend who is pondering a big for a seat on the soil and water board. Plus I’ll be getting sworn into my seat on the local [...]

Badnarik Begs for Another $200k…

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

I am honestly a little shocked to see this email request for another $200,000 or so for the Badnarik campaign. Considering they only got 4% of the vote, I can’t really understand paying off more of the debt than absolutely has to be done. That amount appears to be $65,000.

Allen Hacker’s [...]

Constitution Party Presidential Talk…

Monday, December 4th, 2006

Well, it seems like we’ve come right out of the 2006 mid-term elections and gone straight into the 2008 Presidential election. With that in mind, here’s a piece from WorldNetDaily today that centers on the Constitution Party.

In this article, Howard Phillips states that the party expects to have a nominee by July of 2007 [...]

Unity ‘08 Launches New Website

Monday, December 4th, 2006

Unity ‘08 has relaunched their website at:

In case you forgot about them, Unity ‘08 is a group that some people believe is an early organizing tool for an independent Presidential candidate (Mike Bloomberg?). They seek to nominate an alternative ticket in 2008.

Canadian Greens Post Strong Showing

Monday, December 4th, 2006

In a recent special election held to replace a Canadian MP who resigned to seek another office, the Green Party scored a strong second place showing. Green Leader Elizabeth May captured 26%, behind the Liberals’ 35% but ahead of the 24% for the Conservative candidate and 14% for the NDP candidate.

From the CBC

Green [...]

Hammer of Truth?

Monday, December 4th, 2006

Does anyone know whatever happened to Hammer of Truth?

Jore’s Victory Equals Balance of Power

Monday, December 4th, 2006

As further evidence that “winning matters” when considering third party campaigns, Rick Jore and the Constitution Party now hold the balance of power in the Montana State House.

With his support, the Republicans have a working majority and the right to make committee assignments and elect leadership.

From the Helena Independent Record…

Come January, Montana Republicans’ main political [...]