North County Times profile of Diane Templin for president

. . . In her campaigns, Templin was known as a candidate who spoke from her heart, and she has been open about her strong Christian values and her belief that she is doing God’s work by running for office.

“She’s very down to earth and she tries to say what she feels,” Ed Noonan, California state party chairman of the American Independent Party, said Thursday. “I don’t think she sneaks around or tries to hide what she believes.”

Templin faces three challengers for the party’s presidential nomination so far, two from California and one from Minnesota, Noonan said . . .

The rest of the article includes a chronology of her political career.

7 Responses to “North County Times profile of Diane Templin for president”

  1. Trent Hill Says:

    Minnesota….who the hell is from Minnesota?

  2. Captain_Neon Says:


    I was wondering the same thing. Minnesota? That’s news to me. I think he meant Michigan, but Ed sometimes gets his facts confused.

    The CPMN has a hard enough time finding one poor soul to run for a state-wide race. I think there are only two people still involved in the CPMN that have ever even attended a national event much less considering a run for Pres. If it’s true, it sounds terribly interesting. It is unlikely that I have even met this reported Minnesotan seeking the CP Presidential nod.

    Until Diane Templin’s decision to throw her bonnet in to the ring, Don Grundmann was the only serious candidate for the CP’s Presidential nomination that I was aware of.

    Any one care to share what they know?

    Ben Powers
    Proud to be an independent

  3. Don Lake Says:

    ON VETERANS: Don Grundmann knows what the real meat of the abused veterans is all about. He got a standing ovaition at the Constitution Party National Convention in 2004. Diane “Means Well” Templin, talks the talk and does not quite walk the walk on veterans politics.

    She was also one of the 136 candidates for California Governor in 2003. And the Constitution Party’s own Veterans Committee has six items—-none of which has to do with veterans…..

  4. Trent Hill Says:


    Minnesota is pretty active nationally, so i’m not sure what you mean by that. Even so, if Ed did mean Michigan—I still have no idea who he is talking about. Other than Don Grundman, whom I wouldnt vote for if I had a gun to my head, and Diane Bell Templin—a yearly candidate for this or that—I didnt think anyone else was running currently.

  5. Cody Quirk Says:

    Trent, remember that Ben left the CP. He was one of the extremists.

    Oh, by the way Ben, I did a rebuttal some time ago to that anti-Mormon cartoon you linked to your resignation letter.

  6. Trent Hill Says:

    I remember. I was simply being politce in my rebuttal.

  7. Cody Quirk Says:

    You mean polite

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