Kubby Tax Day video

As with several other recent videos, this one is based on the candidate’s topical position paper.

4 Responses to “Kubby Tax Day video”

  1. Jerry S. Says:

    I have been waiting to post some research I did, but didn’t know where exactly it should go. I think in Mr. Kubby’s post is a good place because in effect he wins in this contest by being harmed the least in this race.

    Upon a closer look at the most recent Libertarian Lists POTUS poll of 175 self-proclaimed Denver delegates, some interesting numbers show up. These 175 delegates represnt 21.9 % of a 800 delegate convention or 17.5 % of a 1,000 delegate convention.

    According to the LP Bylaws ” no nominees for President or Vice-President shall be allocated time for nominating and seconding speeches unless at least 30 registered delegates join in the nomination in writing submitted to the Chair. No delegate may join in nominating more than one candidate for each office. The affixing of signatures to a nominating petition per this requirement shall be effected by a transfer of signature tokens issued by the Credentials Committee. ”

    30 delegates represent 3 % of 1,000 delegates or 3.75 % of 800 delegates. As things stand now without Barr in the race, only five candidates are assured of even being nominated (Root, Ruwart, Phillies, Gravel, & Kubby) and two more are boarderline (Jingozian and Smith). So possibly half of a supposed field of fourteen are all who will be allowed in the debate. (*It must be noted that the bylaws don’t speak of rules for a candidate’s debate.)

    Much talk of a Barr candidacy has been made and also about “right” and “left” Libertarians. What’s rather disturbing to me with a Barr candidacy the California LP primary winner could be excluded from the POTUS debate at the convention for not enough delegate support. (Would that be fair ? I don’t know.) A closer look at the numbers from where Barr’s support would come, might be surprising to some. It was surprising to me as I expected him to draw mostly from Root. However, Barr would pull support from the following, by pulling the percentages listed from the support previously attributed to each candidate listed.

    Ruwart 45.5 %
    Gravel 43.8 %
    NoTa 42.9 %
    Smith 33.3 %
    Undecided 30.8 %
    Jingozian 28.6 %
    Phillies 25.0 %
    Root 24.0 %
    Kubby 22.2 %

    Could it be that Kubby, Root and Phillies supporters are firmer in their commitment to their man ? If so, they should remain loyal deep into an extended nominating process. A major question, would they block vote (if) when their man is finally eliminated? A possible five ballots could be needed to decide this years POTUS race, but politics will surely take over earlier than that occurance. Three to four should decide the contest. With as many as sixteen candidates listed as official at one time, it would have seemed 8 to 10 ballots would be needed, but some campaigns were, I guess, basically just paper and never gained any traction!

    A possible “MAJOR” bump in the road for the so-called purists does exist within the margin of error of the poll. By the current numbers a Barr-Root deal could be made and win with a little over 51 % of the vote. That could cause a fracture in the base of the Party. One thing is certain this year in the LP, it will pay all to get your delegates and alternates to the convention on time and have them to stay there to the end ! Whatever happens, less than forty days remain before the opening gavel will fall…

    Carpe Diem

    RULE 9: NOMINATION OF PRESIDENTIAL AND VICE-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES
    1. Presidential and Vice-Presidential nominations shall be from the floor. Each delegation shall tabulate its total vote, and the delegation chair shall deliver a written total to the Secretary. When all the delegations have submitted their votes, the Secretary shall declare the voting closed. At this point, an announcement of each delegation’s vote total shall be made by delegation chairs in alphabetical order beginning with a randomly selected delegation.

    The Party’s nominee for President shall be chosen by majority vote. If no candidate has attained a majority, the candidate with the fewest votes and any candidates polling less than 5% shall be struck from subsequent ballots. This procedure shall be repeated after every ballot in which no candidate has received a majority vote, until one candidate attains a majority.

    The Party’s nominee for Vice-President shall be chosen by the same procedure as for the Presidential nominee except that the Presidential nominee shall have the privilege of addressing the Convention for 5 minutes, after nominations have been made but before voting has begun, for the purpose of endorsing or objecting to any of the Vice-Presidential nominees.

    Nominations for President and Vice-President shall be submitted to the Chair in writing before nominations are announced from the Convention floor and before any nominating and seconding speeches are given. No nominee for President or Vice-President shall be allocated time for nominating and seconding speeches unless at least 30 registered delegates join in the nomination in writing submitted to the Chair. No delegate may join in nominating more than one candidate for each office. The affixing of signatures to a nominating petition per this requirement shall be effected by a transfer of signature tokens issued by the Credentials Committee.

    Nominating and seconding speeches shall be limited in duration as follows:
    President: Total of 16 minutes;
    Vice-President: Total of 11 minutes.

  2. No Longer a Reform Party Member Says:

    Don Lake: The four “Less Than Undecided” Libs have a lot of self inflicted wounds, such as Kubby’s endorsement of Doctor Ronald Paul.

    At least Kubby’s Tax Day photo is head and shoulders above his earlier ‘Loopey Grin and Glassey Eyed Drugee” portraits. Hope Mister Medical Marijuana uses some thing similar as the official campaign photo for the rest of the effort.

    Politics is not too much more than Public Relations and Mass Communications. The Dems and GOP are not good at it, even with Bible hugging, gun toting rural Pennsylvanians.

    How ever, when it come to image making, non Dems and non GOP are just horrible. [Prime example, Ralph “Too Clever By Half” Nader!]

    When non Dems and non GOP spend money on publicity, it often seem to be “counter productive”. They would seem to be better off by staying home and watching basic cable!

  3. Jerry S. Says:

    To try to clarify my post, according to the recent Libertarian Lists poll Bob Barr is getting his support from the following

    Ruwart 45.5 %
    Gravel 43.8 %
    NoTa 42.9 %
    Smith 33.3 %
    Undecided 30.8 %
    Jingozian 28.6 %
    Phillies 25.0 %
    Root 24.0 %
    Kubby 22.2 %

    He’s pulling 45.5 % of Ruwart’s support from her, if he enters the race and so on, to pulling 22.2 % of Kubby’s support

  4. Andy Says:

    It is getting late, but please go to www.taxdaymoneybomb.com or www.april15thmoneybomb.com and make a donation to help end income taxation in America.

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