What happens in Vegas won’t stay in Vegas

I’m leaving on a jet plane, but I know I’ll be back on the 19th of February. I’ll be at the LSLA AKA State Chairs Conference, attending the LNC meeting and LP Bylaws Committee meeting. As normal at these sorts of events, I’ll try to bring you word of what’s going on at ground zero.

Before I left for CPAC, I sent an e-mail to everyone who writes at TPW, asking them to help pick up the slack while I was away. They all did a great job and deserve a big round of online applause. Hopefully, they will pick up my slack once again.

As a parting thought, there are 14 ++++ 1/2 Libertarian Party presidential candidates. Most of them know they have little chance of winning the nomination. Many won’t even be able to garner enough support to receive a nominating speech. However, they are good people and might be able to accomplish more at a more local level. There are plenty of local or statewide offices for which they could run. This might be a good time to consider downsizing some campaigns and using the support they have gathered to win local races—as opposed to wasting time on a national races that all but the delusional know will be lost. While I’m speaking primarily to members of my own political party, the same generally holds true for members of other parties, too.

Just a thought for folks to consider…

4 Responses to “What happens in Vegas won’t stay in Vegas”

  1. Trent Hill Says:

    Stephen,

    I agree with the general tone of the article. Im hoping that after NOT being nominated for the Presidential contests, the other candidates for the CP will stick around and either run for office or expand name recognition via their activism. Think of what Alan Keyes, Roy Moore, Sen. Bob Smith, and Jerome Corsi could do to expand the party in tandem with the efforts of Mary Starrett, Chuck Baldwin, and Jim Clymer…

  2. Andy Says:

    “Trent Hill Says:

    February 14th, 2008 at 1:09 am
    Stephen,

    I agree with the general tone of the article. Im hoping that after NOT being nominated for the Presidential contests, the other candidates for the CP will stick around and either run for office or expand name recognition via their activism. Think of what Alan Keyes, Roy Moore, Sen. Bob Smith, and Jerome Corsi could do to expand the party in tandem with the efforts of Mary Starrett, Chuck Baldwin, and Jim Clymer…”

    Why would the Constitution Party want to be associated with a warmonger like Alan Keyes?

  3. Trent Hill Says:

    Andy,

    To be honest—Keyes doesnt have a shot. I’v spoken with MANY National Convention goers about him, Smith, and Moore—and none of them like him over Smith, Moore, or Baldwin. Some of them downright dislike him. (me included).

    I suspect the CP is advertising that Keyes may seek the nomination for practical purposes. And I applaud them for it. Keyes has a constituency which will expand the base of the CP (albeit, not by much) when/if he joins our party or runs for President. He also has some name recogniton and brings that along with him also.

  4. Richard Says:

    Why did you have to go and burst my delusional bubble?

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