Archive for July, 2008

Green congressional candidate states policy on education

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

The following is a media release from Rodger Jennings, Green Party candidate for Congress from Illinois:

Contact: Phone 618-593-8729
Citizens for Rodger Jennings
Press Release

School District Refuses to Register Students
Green Party supports the restructuring Educational Laws

Alton, IL, July 28, 2008 - Rodger Jennings , US Candidate for US Congress in District 12 was approached today by a concerned [...]

Libertarians’ political director to address Landham controversy tonight

Monday, July 28th, 2008

The following is a media release from “The Weekly Filibuster” radio show:

[email protected]


Washington, DC - Libertarian Party National Political Director Sean Haugh will address the Sonny Landham controversy, and his party’s slow response [...]

Nader petitions Tennessee for ballot spot

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader has submitted petitions to qualify for the Tennessee ballot.

The Tennessean reports:

The Nader campaign submitted 584 signatures; the candidate needs 275 verified signatures to secure a spot. To make his spot official, election officials will send the petitions to be certified in counties where they were collected.

The Barr campaign has not [...]

State of Georgia now on the political stage

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Columnist Dick Yarbrough brags tongue-in-cheek in the Athens Banner-Herald:

Are we Georgians privileged or what? Here we sit in the greatest state in the union with its majestic mountains, beautiful beaches, the oldest state-chartered university in the nation located in Athens, the Classic City of the South, sweet Vidalia onions and more barbecue than we can [...]

Barr video: ‘The Time for Liberty’

Monday, July 28th, 2008

The Barr presidential campaign has produced a video, “The Time for Liberty,” with a stellar cast that includes rare footage of Ron Paul during his own 1988 run for the presidency as the Libertarian Party candidate.

George Dance discusses the video on Nolan Chart:

Paul is joined by Ronald Reagan, Martin Luther King, Ayn Rand, and comedian [...]

Barr on the ‘failure of conservative values’

Monday, July 28th, 2008

At the Netroots Nation blogger conference in Austin, one blogger asked Bob Barr: “Have conservative values failed?”

Here is Barr’s response, beginning with:

I’m not sure. The term “conservative values” means so many different things to so many different people. To me, what has utterly failed in the traditional conservative movement is any understanding of or respect [...]

Blogger solicits questions for Barr

Monday, July 28th, 2008

The Q&O Blog will be part of a blogger conference with Bob Barr tonight, and solicits questions to ask Barr:

I’d be interested in any worthwhile (key word there) questions you might want to have asked of him.

This is a serious inquiry, so I’ll be moderating the comment section on this post and blowing away any [...]

Barr discusses Judiciary testimony with Keith Olbermann

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Here is a video of Keith Olbermann reporting on last week’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on the constitutional limits of executive power, and discussing the hearing with one of the witnesses, Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr.

Barr scolds Congress on FISA

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Here is a video of Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr scolding Congress for passing FISA, at hearings of the House Judiciary Committee where he testified on impeachment. Passing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) gave the Executive Branch a free pass on illegal activity, he says.

Kentucky Libertarians to take action soon on anti-Muslim candidate

Monday, July 28th, 2008

The Lexington Herald Leader reports that the Libertarian Party of Kentucky is likely to decide today or tomorrow on what to do about U.S. Senate hopeful Sonny Landham, who has been making inflammatory anti-Arab and anti-Muslim remarks.

”Obviously the party does not stand for that,“ says state chairman Ken Moellman. He described the Libertarian Party [...]

Nebraska Libertarians convene and nominate

Monday, July 28th, 2008

The Libertarian Party of Nebraska held its state convention Saturday in a Bellevue, Nebraska bookstore.

The convention nominated Ward Parker to run for U.S. House of Representatives from Nebraska’s 2nd District and Jim Weis to run for the U.S. Senate. The Bellevue Leader reports that “the party also solidified its strategy for both of the [...]

Presidential campaigns gear up in Port Huron, Michigan

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Port Huron City Councilman Mark Byrne is chairman of the Libertarian Party’s effort in St. Clair and Sanilac counties. He says he expects a good year for Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr.

“He’s already polling at 6% nationwide, which is higher than Ron Paul reached,” Byrne says.

Nader: ‘I’m hurting McCain the most’

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Speaking at Lemuria Book Store in Jackson, Mississippi, Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader said:

“There are now 3 polls indicate that the Nader/Gonzalez ticket is drawing more votes from McCain than they are from Obama…it’s a really…very volatile year and we ought to get over this idea as if you are a third party or independent [...]

Nader campaigns in Montgomery, Alabama

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader spoke before some 20 supporters in front of the Rosa Parks Library and Museum on Saturday. According to the Montgomery Advertiser, he attempted to draw a parallel between his presidential quests and Parks’ role in the civil rights movement:

“Rosa Parks challenged the system,” he said.

A different kind of political ad

Monday, July 28th, 2008

The following is a media release from Jim Taylor Media regarding the congressional campaign in Minnesota of Independence Party candidate David Dillon:

July 25, 2008

Jim Taylor Media produces “Subcommittee on Homeland Blues”, a political ad for congressional candidate David Dillon, Minnesota. The ad is a take-off of Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues.”

Ad released July 22, [...]

Fundraiser for Green congressional candidate

Monday, July 28th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Rodger Jennings for Congress campaign:

On Saturday August 2 there will be a Fund Raiser for Rodger Jennings for US Congress in Alton, Illinois. The event will be held at the Holiday Inn in Alton, Illinois. Social gathering starts at 6 pm with dinner served at 6:30. [...]

Interview with Constitution Party’s gubernatorial candidate in Missouri

Monday, July 28th, 2008

On the OCN blog, Christina Dickson interviews Dr. Gregory Thompson, the Constitution Party’s candidate for governor of Missouri. Dickson asks:

Evangelical Christians are once again faced with a strong dilemma: Do we vote policy, party, or principle? Is there a candidate who encompasses pure Christian values without compromise?

The interview of Dr. Thompson then continues with [...]

Barr campaign seeks help on ‘money bomb’

Monday, July 28th, 2008

The following is a release from Barr supporter Mitchell Abeln:

Barr Bomb Supporters!

You all did a great job participating in the last money bomb. On July 2nd we raised over $40,000 in one day! This was a great success for the Barr campaign and is the kind of help that they need from us again. Right [...]

Nader campaign to submit petitions for Missouri ballot

Monday, July 28th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Nader presidential campaign:

July 27, 2008

Contact: Chris Driscoll (Washington) 202-360-3273, [email protected]; Robert “Bob” Delaviras (Missouri) 314-852-1688, [email protected]


Supporters of Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader Monday will submit petitions to the Missouri Secretary of State to place Nader and running-mate Matt [...]

Nader campaign to submit petitions for New Jersey ballot

Monday, July 28th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Nader presidential campaign:

July 27, 2008

Contact: Chris Driscoll (Washington) 202-360-3273, [email protected]; Gary Novosielski (New Jersey) 201-937-0505, [email protected]


Supporters of Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader Monday will submit petitions to the New Jersey Division of Elections to place Nader and [...]

Petition of Libertarians Against Landham

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Libertarians appalled by the views of Sonny Landham, Libertarian candidate for the Senate in Kentucky (see below), are circulating a petition stating that

Mr. Landham has proven from his comments that he is not a libertarian, and many of his recent statements and positions have been both ideologically incorrect and socially repugnant. Libertarians do not support [...]

Baldwin to speak at Freedom 21 Conference

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

Presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin will speak out against the United Nations’ Agenda 21 at the 9th Annual Freedom 21 Conference to be held in Dallas Texas, Saturday, July 24-26, 2008.
Freedom 21, an annual gathering of political, economic and social policy leaders, will focus on the dangers inherent in the United Nations’ global strategy outlined [...]

Sonny Landham Explains: Arabs (Camel-Dung Shovelers) Are Terrorists for Raising Prices, We Should Kill Them

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Libertarian Party of Kentucky candidate for US Senate explains his earlier statement:

“We should go and bomb those camel-dung shovelers back into the sand,” if they don’t lower their oil prices.

On the radio show “Weekly Filibuster,” Landham expands on his comment:

“I’m a pro-American all the way. The Arabs, the camel dung-shovelers, the camel jockeys, whichever you [...]

Barr, Fein speaking in House today on impeachment

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party’s presidential candidate, is speaking on impeachment today before the House Judiciary Committee:

Our constitutional system, and its commitment to limited government and individual liberty, is based both on a series of explicit guarantees that constrain the use of government authority, and a structure that divides government authority. As such, the [...]

About the Florida 5 Greens

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Green Party Watch writes:

It was reported a few weeks back about five Green Party candidates for State Legislature in Florida, each of whom filed to run at the last minute, each of whom had changed their party registration to Green very recently, each of whom is running in a close race, and each of whom [...]