Ed Thompson for President? Maybe…

It looks like Ed Thompson is considering a Presidential bid once again. This could be great news for the LP… Stephen Gordon has the details on his blog here.

Ed Thompson is the brother of former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson, who is himself running for the GOP nomination. In 2002, Ed Thompson was the LP’s nominee for Governor and won 185,455 votes or 11% in the 3-way race.

Thompson currently serves on his local City Council after being elected as a write-in candidate.

19 Responses to “Ed Thompson for President? Maybe…”

  1. Tom Bryant Says:

    Well, assuming that the 9/11 Troofers lied about Ed Thompson being one of them (fair assumption given their past behavior), I think that the LP finally has a candidate worthy of support.

  2. Joey Dauben Says:

    I agree, though I’m still backing WAR 100%.

    A Thompson/Root or Root/Thompson ticket would be awesome for the LP.

    Kubbyhole and Phillies Blunts are has-beens in the party.

  3. Sean Scallon Says:

    Thompson would at least be an interesting person to run for President and unlike many libertarians, he’s actually run something as mayor of Tomah. It certainly wouldn’t hurt the party at this points.

  4. Richard Winger Says:

    Ed Thompson carried two counties when he ran for Governor of Wisconsin as a Libertarian in 2002. He is one of only two Libertarians who ever carried a county for the most important office on the ballot (the other one was in Mississippi for US House in 1998, in a year in which US House was the top office on the ballot and there were no statewide races).

    Ed Thompson’s 2002 race was not a 3-way race. Eight candidates were on the ballot, including a Green Party nominee. Of course that makes Ed’s showing even more impressive.

  5. Jay Matthews Says:

    I’ve mentioned Ed Thompson on more than one occassion here for the nomination,............... definitely a good choice.

  6. Eric Dondero Says:

    You know what else this indicates? His brother’s campaign for President is nearing the end.

    I’m sure Ed wouldn’t have even hinted as such, if his brother wasn’t planning on dropping out.

  7. Michael Says:

    Maybe with Ed Thompson as the presidential nominee the LP will finally be able to break the One Million Vote barrier.

  8. Robert Milnes Says:

    Michael, a Progressive Alliance ticket could break the 40 million barrier.

  9. Joey Dauben Says:

    Milnes, you’re a joke and so is your website. Please. Give me and everyone else a break.

    Thompson’s LP campaign will be short-lived, however, if the LP bylaws are changed to nominate Ron Paul, who, despite me supporting, will surely not capture the nomination.

  10. Robert Milnes Says:

    Joey, Hmmm(me trying to make sense of what you wrote). Paraphrasing: despite your support (which is formidible), Ron Paul will not capture the gop nomination, but will decisively bump(sorry, I just wanted to use that word!)Ed Thompson & get the LP nomination. Then lead the Ron Paul devolution! Did I get that right?

  11. Andy Says:

    “Tom Bryant Says:

    July 31st, 2007 at 3:18 pm
    Well, assuming that the 9/11 Troofers lied about Ed Thompson being one of them (fair assumption given their past behavior), I think that the LP finally has a candidate worthy of support.”

    Ed Thompson appeared on a 9/11 Truth radio show on the GCN radio network and said that there should be a real investigation into 9/11. I haven’t listened to the show, but here’s a link about it.

  12. Trent Hill Says:


    Dont call Milnes a joke. Your “journalism” reflects the same definition.

  13. disinter Says:

    I’ll vote for him if Ron Paul doesn’t get the Repug nomination.

  14. Tom Gellhaus Says:

    I hope Ed decides to run. He sounds like a candidate I could support without qualms, unlike Wayne Root.

    I also hope the LP does NOT change their bylaws to allow Paul to run on their line. I don’t think he would refuse, but he IS also running for Congress again.
    The LP should, imho, not count on Paul but instead focus on Kubby, Phillies, Thompson (if he does run) and the other candidates.

    By the way, not to threadjack, but Drew Carey has been in the news lately - is the LP trying any outreach to him? He might be one of those celebrities worth getting more involved - or possibly could endorse a candidate.

  15. Eric Dondero Says:

    Yeah, Drew Carey has been in the news, but the even bigger story is that Alexis Glick, an avowed libertarian, has been appointed by Neal Cavuro, Fox News Sr. VP, to head up the new Fox Business Network.

    The Leftist press are already attacking her as an “extremist libertarian” for some recent remarks she made in favor of abolishing Social Security.

    And, oh, did I mention she’s an outright Babe? (see the photo of her at www.mainstreamlibertarian.com)

  16. disinter Says:

    That Dumbdero is a shill is a given. The question is, is he a shill for Faux News, the Repug party or Guiliani?


  17. Libertarian Rolf Lindgren Says:


    POLL # 1

    October 2006 New York Times/CBS Poll

    Bush Administration regarding 9/11 is…

    Telling the truth

    Hiding something

    Mostly lying

    Not sure


    POLL # 2

    May 2006 Zogby Poll

    Question # 1

    US government and 9/11 Commission are NOT covering up >> 48%

    US government and 9/11 Commission are covering up >> 42%

    Not sure >> 10%

    Question # 2

    I am not aware of World Trade Center Building 7’s collapse >> 43%

    I am aware of it and think the Commission should have investigated it >> 38%

    I am aware of it and think the Commission was right to investigate just the Twin Towers’ collapse >> 14%

    Neither/Not sure >> 5%

    More Questions


    POLL # 3

    July 2006 Scripts-Howard Poll

    Thirty-six percent of respondents overall said it is “very likely” or “somewhat likely” that federal officials either participated in the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon or took no action to stop them “because they wanted the United States to go to war in the Middle East.”


    Public Benefits of Government Conspiracy Theories
    By Rolf Lindgren

  18. Michael Says:

    A New York Times poll saying that President Bush is a liar is like Monica Lewinsky saying Mary Poppins is a tramp.

  19. Christopher Jagge Says:

    Run Ed! Run!

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