Archive for May, 2008

TPW Interview with Glenn Jacobs (aka “Kane”)

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

You never know who you are going to meet at political conventions. That’s part of what I enjoy about them.

You’re likely to meet authors, lawyers, activists, past elected officials, present office holders, reigning world heavyweight wrestling champions, candidates for office at all levels and…

…wait…professional wrestlers?

OK, you may not be likely to meet those at a [...]

LP Convention - Day 1 Observations

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

The day leading up to the LP national convention is already eventful, with a few issues to key an eye on for this weekend, particularly in the presidential race.

Four LP candidates (no, I’m not naming names) have privately indicated that they are not certain they will get enough tokens to qualify for the “C-SPAN debate” [...]

Libertarian Convention Media Streaming In

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Here’s the media wrap-up from day one. The Washington Times took the headline-o-the-day with their front page article, “Marijuana project parties with Barr.”

The Libertarian National Convention kicked off yesterday with a tea-and-cookies reception hosted by the Marijuana Policy Project featuring none other than Mr. Barr, the party’s leading candidate for its presidential nomination.

Stacy McCain [...]

Denver LP Propaganda Update #4

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

The last of my artistic attempts to get Restore04 supporters to defend their text.

LP Platform Committee Update

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

The LP Platform Committee on Thursday updated 4 of its plank recommendations

IAP candidate finally allowed on county ballot

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Today, May 22, 2008 Eric Rieman, who was denied the right to file for County Commission Seat 3 by the Douglas County Clerk Barbara Griffin on Friday, May 16, 2008- was allowed to file.

“I appreciate everything that has been done to allow me to file. The County Clerk and Secretary of State checked into [...]

LP Makes Ballot in North Carolina

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

On May 15, Libertarians in North Carolina completed their final petition turn-in to complete their years long battle to certify the Libertarian Party of North Carolina as a political party within the state.

Today, the Greensboro News Record reported that their efforts have paid off and they have been certified:

North Carolina Elections Director Gary Bartlett said [...]

LP Chair Bill Redpath Responds to Keynote “Controversy”

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Last night, Libertarian Party Chairman, William Redpath, responded to a letter submitted to him by three presidential candidates on behalf of activist Tom Knapp. The letter requested the keynote speaker, Richard Viguerie, be replaced by one of the party’s founders, David Nolan.

It should be noted that earlier in the month, Bill Redpath allegedly conceded [...]

Restore74 With a Denver Accord

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

It’s time for a Denver Accord that restores the symmetry of the Dallas Accord adopted when the Platform was short and sweet.

Setting up for the Libertarian National Convention

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Denver LP Propaganda Preview #3

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

The Bill of Rights: void where prohibited by the Dallas Accord

TPW Coverage at Libertarian National Convention

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Committed to giving readers the latest updates, info and intrigue from the Libertarian National Convention taking place this weekend in Denver, Third Party Watch will have continuing coverage from the convention floor.

Several correspondents have been issued press passes including TPW’s editor, Stephen Gordon, former Washington Times reporter, Robert Stacy McCain, and Missouri Viewpoints creator, Mike [...]

Constitution Party Presidential Nominee Chuck Baldwin on BlogTalkRadio

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Constitution Party Presidential Nominee Chuck Baldwin joins BlogTalkRadio host Kevin Thompson on “Understanding Our Times” May 24, 2008, at 4 p.m. Eastern

Dr. Chuck Baldwin to appear with radio host Kevin Thompson on “Understanding Our Times.” Baldwin is considered by some to be the best conservative alternative for those who find themselves disappointed [...]

Wayne Root on Rocky Mountain News, Crashes Chat System

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

On and off Libertarian presidential frontrunner, Wayne Allyn Root, pulled up to the keyboard yesterday for a chat with Rocky Mountain News.

In the middle of the chat, Rocky’s system crashed so the chat was interrupted and no questions were posed by the public. What are the odds? Wayne?

Wayne covered immigration, Iraq and was [...]

First Bob Barr Money Bomb a Dud

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

The first “money bomb” for former Congressman Bob Barr fizzled like a packet of Pop Rocks on Tuesday.

Less than $2,000 dollars was raised for the day yet Barr still holds the fundraising lead with over $110,000 raised as he heads into the convention.

Since officially announcing for the Libertarian nomination on May 12th, Barr’s campaign has [...]

Update on the Vast Right Wing (within the LP) Conspiracy

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

In case anyone missed this gem, Robert Stacy McCain is now referring to Bob Barr as an underdog in the Libertarian Party presidential race.

Former Rep. Bob Barr will be an “underdog” for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination going into this week’s convention in Denver, the ex-Republican’s campaign manager said Monday.

“We definitely don’t expect to win [...]

Kubby Show: Dallas Accord & the LP

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Less Antman on the Dallas Accord; David Nolan on the state of the LP

Third Party Watch part of a Conspiracy?

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Reason’s Dave Weigel weighs in on the memos being floated about an alleged “hostile takeover” of the Libertarian Party.

When Bob Barr and his campaign manager Russ Verney walked into reason’s HQ yesterday, little did I know the building was becoming the epicenter of a conspiracy. That’s the hot rumor on some hard-line libertarian sites at [...]

Virginia’s Independent Green Joe Oddo confirmed on ballot for congress

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Virginia’s State Board of Elections today confirmed the Independent Greens Joe Oddo has the necessay 1,000 valid petition signatures to appear on November 4th’s general election ballot for U.S. Congress in the 11th District.

Joe Oddo www.VoteJoinRun.US is a businessman, consultant, husband and father. Oddo is the state campaign coordinator for the common sense [...]

Denver delegate, are you The One?

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

We don’t know if you’re ready to see what we want to show you, but unfortunately we have run out of time.

Denver LP Propaganda Preview #2

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Another set of images found in the curbside recycling bin outside Restore04 HQ

“Reforming” the Platform?

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Graphic by Malcolm Garris.

Nader Focuses on the Big Issues: The Pennsylvania Turnpike

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

From the Nader Campaign:

Nader Calls Pennsylvania Turnpike Deal a Giveaway to Foreign Corporations, Big Banks

Presidential candidate Ralph Nader said today that the proposed corporatization of the Pennsylvania Turnpike is an unconscionable “long-term giveaway to big banks and foreign corporations.”

Yesterday, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell announced that a group led by Spanish infrastructure operator Abertis Infraestructuras SA [...]

Mary Ruwart’s Chat with Rocky Mountain News

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

On Monday, Libertarian presidential contender Mary Ruwart signed on for a chat with the Rocky Mountain News.

Mary held her own on the issues covering health care, gas prices, end even put in a good dig at her competitor, Bob Barr, thanks to a well placed question:

steve_g(Q) One of your opponents, Bob Barr advocates the Fair [...]

Attacks on Barr Begin to take Shape

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Over the weekend, the Atlanta Journal Constitution released a hit piece on Libertarian frontrunner, Bob Barr. The author, Cameron McWhirter (best known for his involvement in the Chiquita scandal that cost his publisher a rumored $14 million), took aim at the Bob Barr Leadership Fund:

Over the years, the federal candidate who received the most [...]