Archive for the 'Campaign 2008' Category

Peace & Freedom Party Likely to be in 3-way Special State Senate Election

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Ballot Access News

California holds a special election for the vacant 51st district State Senate in Los Angeles County on March 24. Six Democrats, one Peace & Freedom Party member, and one Republican are running. Since two of the Democrats are incumbent Assemblymembers, it is extremely likely that no one will get 50% of the vote. [...]

Chuck Baldwin speaks out against new Constitutional Convention

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

by Bob Unruh

Globalists are “salivating” over the possibility of a Constitutional Convention at which issues such as the 2nd Amendment could handily be dismissed, according to a leader who warns Virginia likely is the next target for the drive.

“There is no question in my mind that, should a new Constitutional Convention be called, it would [...]

Chuck Baldwin on ‘the best and worst of 2008′

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Chuck Baldwin reflects on his presidential campaign as the candidate of the Constitution Party, noting that it took him and his family over 30,000 miles in more than 30 states.

His “best” nominations from the campaign include Ron Paul, Lou Dobbs, and the John Birch Society. See here for the Birch Society’s appreciative response.

His “worst” [...]

Nader cuts Obama’s lead over McCain with Arab-Americans by only 1%

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

This report comes from the Washington Report on Middle Eastern Affairs:

ON OCT. 28, the Arab American Institute released the results of a new Zogby International poll of Arab-American voters showing that Democratic candidate Barack Obama’s substantial lead among Arab American voters had almost doubled since September. The poll also found that Obama’s lead over McCain [...]

Texas corrects clerical error in Presidential Returns

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Ballot Access News

The Texas Secretary of State has corrected some clerical errors that had crept into the official November 2008 presidential returns, for the declared write-in candidates.

As a result, Chuck Baldwin gained 343 votes, Ralph Nader gained 226 votes, Cynthia McKinney gained 160 votes, and Jonathan Allan gained one vote.

Also, Brian Moore lost 778 votes, [...]

Constitution Party Presidential Vote compared- 2004 to 2008

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Ballot Access News

In 2004, Constitution Party presidential nominee Michael Peroutka was on the ballot in states containing 66.4% of the national presidential vote. Where he was on the ballot, he polled .173% of the total presidential vote in those places.

In 2008, Constitution Party presidential nominee Chuck Baldwin was on the ballot in states containing 59.0% [...]

Third-party candidates made the difference in 3 states

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

The Houston Chronicle’s Texas on the Potomac blog gives the vote totals for Indiana, North Carolina, and Missouri. It is obvious that Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr and Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader got enough votes to make the difference in those three states between the two major-party candidates. (Constitution Party presidential [...]

5,915 libertarians live in D.C.? Amazing!

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

This is like finding saints in hell, or devil creatures in heaven, depending on your point of view. Apparently there are 5,915 people living in the District of Columbia—the very core of the government conspiracy—who are libertarian enough in their views to vote for the Libertarian Party’s candidate for “shadow” U.S. Senator. Ballot [...]

What change?

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Chuck Baldwin, the 2008 Constitution Party candidate for President, says there is only one way to get the change that President-elect Obama promised in his campaign:

There will be no real change in Washington, D.C., until the CFR [Council on Foreign Relations] and their elitist cronies are thoroughly and universally removed from power. And the [...]

Bob Barr endorses Chambliss

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

According to the Political Insider blog in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, former Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr has endorsed Republican Saxby Chambliss in today’s Senate runoff. Political Insider reprints the text of a Barr letter “presumably distributed to Libertarians in Georgia.”

Ironically, Barr claims Chambliss is for “ending the government bailouts,” when much of [...]

How will Georgia libertarians vote today?

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

How will Georgia libertarians vote today? That will probably decide who wins the Senate runoff—Republican incumbent Sen. Saxby Chambliss or Democrat Jim Martin. And the Georgia race may decide whether the Democrats get their filibuster-proof supermajority of 60 in the Senate.

Chambliss fell just short of the majority he needed November 4 to avoid [...]

Conservatives lost more than an election

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

This is how Chuck Baldwin, the Constitution Party’s presidential candidate this year, sees the election results:

For all intents and purposes, conservatism—as a national movement—is completely and thoroughly dead. Barack Obama did not destroy it, however. It was George W. Bush and John McCain who destroyed conservatism in America.


...the greatest tragedy of this deception is [...]

What’s the frequency, Ilya?

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

It happens every election cycle. Some libertarian writes about how the Libertarian Party should be abolished (or at least no longer run candidates). The latest comes from Ilya Somin, who writes:

Libertarians often emphasize that failed enterprises should be liquidated rather than kept going on artificial life support. That enables their resources to be [...]

Former GOP Congressman Will Speak to Constitution Party National Committee Meeting

Monday, November 24th, 2008

Ballot Access News

Former Indiana Congressman John Hostettler will speak to the Constitution Party’s national committee meeting in Orlando, Florida, on December 12-13. Hostettler, a Republican who served 1994-2006, also has revealed that he cast a write-in vote for the Constitution Party’s presidential candidate, Chuck Baldwin, this year.
Hostettler has recently published a book, ‘Nothing for the [...]

‘I told you so’: Ralph Nader on President-elect Obama

Monday, November 24th, 2008

Well, he did tell us what President-elect Obama’s administration would be like. So he may not be a spoiler this year, just a prophet. Here’s Ralph Nader’s post-election, in-the-midst-of-the-transition analysis of the incoming administration:

While the liberal intelligentsia was swooning over Barack Obama during his presidential campaign, I counseled “prepare to be disappointed.” His [...]

Greens focus on Louisiana election

Monday, November 24th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Green Party of the United States:

Greens focus on electing Malik Rahim, Louisiana Green Party candidate for the US House on Dec. 6

WASHINGTON, DC—Green Party leaders are focusing on the campaign to elect Malik Rahim, Louisiana Green candidate for the US House in New Orleans (District 2) [...]

Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul in 2012?

Monday, November 24th, 2008

Sean Fenley, who describes himself as “an independent progressive blogger,” obviously was impressed enough by small-l libertarian Ron Paul to want to team him up with various progressive candidates in 2012. Writing in Op-Ed News, he has a proposal for “real hope, real change”:

Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul should run together in the next [...]

Was Barr a ’spoiler’ in North Carolina?

Monday, November 24th, 2008

The Raleigh News & Observer writes a wrapup on the presidential campaign in North Carolina and concludes:

Barr was a spoiler in North Carolina after all.

Though the Libertarian presidential candidate made only token appearances in the state and received a minuscule number of votes in November, he still got more votes than the margin of [...]

Rick Jore’s Old Montana Seat Captured by Democrats

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

Ballot Access News

Rick Jore, the Constitution Party’s only state legislator, must leave the Montana legislature in a few weeks because of term limits. Voters in his district replaced him with a Democrat. The November 2008 election in the 12th House district was between Republican nominee Ron Marquardt, and Democratic nominee John Fleming. Fleming won with [...]

Is Georgia Libertarian leaning toward Democrat in runoff?

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

The Senate Guru blog in The Huffington Post gets some very interesting responses from Georgia Libertarian Allen Buckley.

Buckley got 128,000 votes (3.4% of the total) on Nov. 4 as the Libertarian Party candidate for U.S. Senate. Because he kept the two major-party candidates, Democrat Jim Martin and Republican Saxby Chambliss, from getting more than [...]

Nader discusses his bid for the presidency

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader discusses his presidency in this video of his appearance on the PBS Newshour with Jim Lehrer.

How will Libertarians affect Georgia Senate runoff?

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Says Jim Tharpe in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Libertarians have never won statewide office in Georgia, but suddenly their votes have become valuable currency in the extended U.S. Senate race between Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss and Democrat Jim Martin.

No sooner had the sun peeked over the horizon on Nov. 5 than Martin and Chambliss — [...]

Greens say ‘thank you’ to their candidates

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

The following is a statement by Green Party officials and functionaries:

Greens to Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente: Thank you

Dear Cynthia McKinney, Rosa Clemente, Lucy Grider-Bradley, John Judge and the 2008 Power to the People Campaign…

We are delegates and alternates of the Green National Committee of the Green Party of the United States as well as [...]

Ron Paul in 2012? And as a Republican or a Libertarian?

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Reason magazine’s David Weigel gets ambigious answers when he asks Jesse Benton, press secretary for Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty, whether The Man will make another run for the presidency:

“He hasn’t closed out the idea of another run,” said Benton today. “We have some time to decide whether he runs again, or whether he gets [...]

Constitution Party makes inroads

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

The following is a statement by James N. Clymer, National Chairman of the Constitution Party:

The Constitution Party Makes Inroads

by James N. Clymer
Constitution Party National Chairman

Or… There’s More Than One Way To Skin A Career Politician!

Constitution Party presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin and his running mate Darrell Castle wound up with close to 179,000 votes, showing [...]