Archive for May, 2008

Denver LP Propaganda Preview #1

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Reliable sources claim that an one side or the other will distribute these on the floor of the LP convention. Not sure which.

No One Can Be Told What The Libertarian Matrix Is

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

But this video shows you.

Bob Barr’s announcement video

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Glenn Freeman for Auditor

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Glenn Freeman, the state chairman of the Constitution Party in Washington, is running for State Auditor. He was recently covered by the Olympian, which is one of the largest newspapers in Washington. As an employee of Boeing with a background in audits, Freeman is creating quite a bit of interest over his candidacy.

Constitution Party leader [...]

LP Reform Caucus Video: Faith in Freedom

Monday, May 19th, 2008

About the Platform Committee’s proposal to “help re-awaken America’s faith in freedom”.

Restore04 Platform Mailer

Monday, May 19th, 2008

This mailer was sent to Libertarian Party convention delegates late last week:

May 10, 2008

Dear Delegate,

There has always been tension in the Libertarian Party between those who think the only purpose of government should be the protection of people and their property and those who see a larger role for government in our lives. Many of [...]

Root Pimps His Ride

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Libertarian Presidential contender, Wayne Allyn Root, discusses cars and politics with MyRide.com (owned by AutoByTel).

Wayne’s first car? You guessed it, he’s a Trans Am guy:

“The first car that was truly mine was a bright blue Pontiac Trans Am with a turbo-charged engine and a screaming silver eagle on the hood. I earned that car. [...]

LPHQ Promotes Upcoming Convention

Monday, May 19th, 2008

From Libertarian Party Headquarters:

Washington, D.C. - The Libertarian Party will hold its biennial National Convention this week in Denver, where it will select its presidential nominee for the 2008 election. The convention will be held May 22 through 26. 



“This is going to be a watershed year for the Libertarian Party,” says Libertarian [...]

Under New Management

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Over the weekend, Third Party Watch was acquired from Stephen Gordon by Richard Viguerie.

Since taking over TPW, Stephen Gordon has done an outstanding job in increasing traffic to the site while creating a fair atmosphere for reporting on third party and independent politics around the nation.

The new owner, Richard Viguerie, intends to continue Stephen’s good [...]

US Taxpayer’s Party Runs Impressive Slate

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

At its May 3rd State and County Conventions, the US Taxpayers Party, the Michigan affiliate of the Constitution Party nominated 45 candidates for national, state, and local elective offices.

The slate was headed by Presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin of Florida, Vice Presidential Candidate Darrell L. Castle of Tennessee, and US Senate Candidate, Mike Nikitin.

The slate includes [...]

Kossacks donating to Barr, Rasmussen has Barr at 6%

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

The folks over at DailyKos seem to be supporting Bob Barr for the obvious reason:

About what I’d like to give to Bob Barr:

It will never be money that could or would have gone to Scott Kleep, Michael Skelly, Barack Obama, or Rick Noriega… Ben Chandler or anyone else I’ve given to already this year. I [...]

Mary Ruwart wins TLE endorsement

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

From L. Neil Smith’s site:

We are very pleased (and, I might add, grateful) to endorse Dr. Mary Ruwart for the 2008 Presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party.

Mary is everything any true libertarian could possibly want in a candidate: smart and at the same time wise; principled and at the same time kindly to those who [...]

Mike Gravel: Gotcha

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

CitizenTube interviews Ralph Nader

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

Cynthia McKinney Endorsement

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

From Cynthia McKinney’s website:

Greetings of IMANI (FAITH) President McKinney:

May our Divine Creator and Beloved Ancestors find you and the extended family in the best of spirit and health. Welcome back to the land of the original OHLONE people, to what is currently called the “california bay area.” It is so disappointing not to be able [...]

Chuck Baldwin: If I were president

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

Chuck Baldwin outlines what he would do if elected president. Here’s a short sample:

Due to my frequent criticisms of President George W. Bush, I am often asked what I would do if I were President of these United States. This column will serve as an attempt to answer that question. If I were President, [...]

Media events for Green Party Convention

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

MEDIA EVENTS
Schedule for the Chicago Convention, July 10-13 (tentative and subject to change)

THURSDAY, JULY 10

Location: Palmer House Hiilton

4 pm: Introductory news conference

7 pm: Reception for international Greens

FRIDAY, JULY 11

Location: Palmer House Hilton

9 am: News conference featuring elected Greens

11 am: News conference featuring Green presidential candidates

1 pm: News conference featuring candidates for other offices

6 pm: Presidential [...]

New York Author Endorses Bob Barr for President

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

From PR Web:

Businessman, publisher, and children’s book author, Matthew S. Field, announced his endorsement of likely Libertarian Party nominee Bob Barr for the President of the United States.

In a statement, Field said about the former U.S. Congressman from Georgia, “Bob Barr offers an alternative to the other parties’ presumptive candidates who seem to want only [...]

Libertarian Reform Caucus: What is the Libertarian Matrix?

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

Third Party Media Watch

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

According to Google News…

Top tier

“Bob Barr”: Results 1 - 10 of about 1,143 for Bob-Barr
“Ralph Nader”: Results 1 - 10 of about 928 for Ralph-Nader

Second tier

“Mike Gravel”: Results 1 - 10 of about 188 for Mike-Gravel
“Alan Keyes”: Results 1 - 10 of about 185 for Alan-Keyes
“Cynthia McKinney”: Results 1 - 10 of about 169 for [...]

Boston Tea Party update

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

It looks like the Boston Tea Party will be meeting in Denver during (but not directly affiliated with) the Libertarian National Convention. From a recently carried motion of theirs:

...that a meeting of the National Committee of the Boston Tea Party be held on Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. at The Buckhorn Exchange [...]

Steve Kubby’s responses to LP News questionnaire

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

While several candidates for the Libertarian Party’s 2008 presidential nomination have previously released their responses to a questionnaire for publication in the party’s newspaper, LP News, Steve Kubby chose, as a matter of courtesy, to wait until the paper had published before releasing his own answers to the general public. Here they are.

LP News - [...]

Statement from Bob Barr on Mike Huckabee’s remarks at NRA National Convention

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

From the Bob Barr 2008 Presidential Committee:

Bob Barr, former Member of Congress from Georgia and current candidate for President for the Libertarian Party, today issued the following statement in reaction to Gov. Mike Huckabee’s recent remarks at the National Rifle Association’s National Convention:

“Mike Huckabee showed incredibly poor taste when he joked about a gun pointed [...]

Choosing a Presidential Nominee: A Clear Case for Wayne Allyn Root

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

From the Root for America campaign:

Upsets are based on the power of personality.

Boris Johnson has just recently been elected the Mayor of London, one of the world’s biggest cities. He took office of this metropolis of 14 million (metropolitan area) on May 4, 2008. He is described in the media as a “Libertarian conservative.” He [...]

Root Speaks at California LP Rally on California Capital Steps in Sacramento

Saturday, May 17th, 2008