Archive for the 'Campaign 2008' Category

Fox Business Channel Libertarian Debate

Friday, May 16th, 2008

Part Two here. Parts Three, Four, Five, Six.

Gravel statement on California Supreme Court ruling

Friday, May 16th, 2008

From Mike Gravel for President 2008:

I congratulate the California Supreme Court for recognizing a self-evident truth: Marriage is a fundamental constitutional right that ALL Americans share! Anything short of marriage equality means second-class citizenship for gays and lesbians. Obama, Clinton and McCain choose to deny this truth but California just made their obstinate opposition much [...]

Wayne Allyn Root on Libertarian Ballot Access

Friday, May 16th, 2008

Why should a radical Libertarian support Bob Barr?

Friday, May 16th, 2008

by Gene Trosper

I have been a self-identified Libertarian since 1988 when I cast my vote for Ron Paul. When I officially joined the LP in 1990, it was a learning experience, to say the least. Because I was moderately libertarian by Nolan Chart standards, there was sufficient room to grow and become educated on the [...]

Jesse Ventura for Senate?

Friday, May 16th, 2008

Perhaps Jesse Ventura is more interested in a Senate run than in a presidential one. From KARE TV:

Former Gov. Jesse Ventura said he “may” file the necessary papers to run for the U.S. Senate in the November election.

If he doesn’t, his former campaign manager will.

Both are hinting at a run against Republican incumbent Norm [...]

Bob Barr? Ron Paul? Hmmmmm!

Friday, May 16th, 2008

Barr covered on Political Lunch

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Phillies Salutes Advance of Liberty in California

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

From the Phillies 2008 campaign:

Libertarian Presidential candidate George Phillies today congratulated Californians on their latest step toward freedom, the legalization of gay marriage in California. “It is wonderful to hear that once again our Courts have defended our Constitutional rights,” Phillies said. “Once again, our courts have agreed that separate is not and cannot be [...]

Barr reacts to California Supreme Court decision

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

From the 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 today’s decision by the California Supreme Court allowing for the recognition of same sex marriage in that state:

“Regardless of whether one supports or opposes same [...]

Bob Barr on Fox

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Federal Reserve Continued, Ron Paul, Bob Barr and the Libertarian Party

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Rep. Ron Kind Agrees to Debate Kevin Barrett

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

From the Barrett for Congress campaign:

In an unprecedented breakthrough for both the Libertarian party and the 9/11 truth movement, Rep. Ron Kind has agreed to debate his Libertarian challenger for Wisconsin’s 3rd District congressional seat.

The first Barrett-Kind debate will undoubtedly draw national media attention. It will be the first time a federal office-holder has agreed [...]

Phillies: Time to End the Wars

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

From the Phillies 2008 campaign:

“We are at ‘war’ with everything, it seems,” said Libertarian Presidential hopeful George Phillies in a statement earlier today. “We have the War on Iraq. The War on the Constitution. The War on (some, but not other) drugs. The War on Guns. The War on Science. It’s time to end these [...]

Ruwart Disappointed by Barr’s Campaign Focus

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

From the Mary Ruwart for President campaign:

The Libertarian Party does not need a ‘true conservative’ at the head of its ticket in November, it needs a principled libertarian,” said Dr. Mary Ruwart in response to Bob Barr’s formal entry into the LP’s presidential nomination race.

“Like many Libertarians, I was waiting to welcome Bob Barr into [...]

Mike Huckabee would join the presidential jam

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

From Sirius Patriot:

Former presidential hopeful Governor Mike Huckabee appeared on SIRIUS’ The Wilkow Majority, a daily political talk show hosted by Andrew Wilkow, to discuss the elections and the possibility of accepting the vice presidency on the McCain ticket.

The Wilkow Majority airs weekdays at 12:00 pm ET and weekends at 9:00 am ET on SIRIUS [...]

Outright Libertarians Executive Committee Comments on Bob Barr’s Declaration of Candidacy for the Libertarian Nomination

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

From Outright Libertarians:

This Monday, former Congressman (and recent LNC committee member) Bob Barr announced his candidacy for the Libertarian Nomination for President of the United States.

Many of you are wondering where Outright Libertarians stands on this recent development, and the short answer is this: our position has not changed.

We continue to strongly support Dr. George [...]

Libertarian Presidential Candidate Root to Debate on Fox Business Network on Friday

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

From the Root for America campaign:

Wayne Allyn Root will debate former United States Senator Mike Gravel on Fox Business Network on Friday May 16th. It is believed to be the first-ever Libertarian Presidential debate to be televised nationally, outside of C-Span coverage during the Libertarian convention. Former Congressman Bob Barr was invited to join the [...]

Mr. Underwood Goes to Googleland: Ralph Nader visit featured on YouTube

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

From the Nader/Gonzalez 2008 campaign:

While most of us sit in front of screens typing and searching, Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader still types out his prose on a manual Underwood typewriter.

On Monday, Mr. Underwood traveled to Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

Nader is not easily dazzled by technological wonders.

Throughout his career, Nader has confronted head-on [...]

Video: The Steve Kubby Story

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Those who attended the Libertarian Party’s 2004 national convention in Atlanta may remember this video, which was aired in the convention hall. Steve Kubby’s presidential campaign has YouTubed it in two parts for your viewing pleasure.

The bulk of the video is a feature which was filmed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and which aired on [...]

Recent Barr media

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Here’s the clip that CNN ran about Barr’s campaign announcement.

The front page story from the Washington Times misreported one aspect of Barr’s campaign:

Mr. Barr said he still opposes abortion and the legalization or decriminalization of drugs, just as he did as a federal prosecutor during the Reagan administration and as a Republican in the U.S. [...]

Phillies Reiterates Commitment to Keeping Government out of Abortion Question

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

From the Phillies 2008 campaign:

In a statement issued earlier today, Libertarian Presidential candidate George Phillies reiterated his commitment to keeping government at all levels out of the abortion question. “Government, no matter whether state, Federal, or local, has no legitimate right to interfere in your private life or your medical decisions,” he said. “You will [...]

Dr. Mary Ruwart: Tough Enough

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

More Root endorsements

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

From the Root for America campaign:

“Over the course of the last year I have had the privilege of meeting all of our Presidential candidates. Whether it has been at picnics, debates, forums, or over dinner it has been an honor to have gotten to know them. For the most part, the Libertarian Party and [...]

ROOT Family, Home Life and Campaign Featured in Las Vegas Sun

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

From the Root for America campaign:

The Las Vegas Sun newspaper will be featuring extensive coverage of Wayne Allyn Root’s Presidential campaign, family and home life in the days preceding the Libertarian Convention. A team of Las Vegas Sun staff- including photo journalist, political reporter, and videographer, have spent extensive time at candidate Root’s home over [...]

Bill Redpath on Steve Kubby Blog Talk Radio program last night

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Guests: Bill Redpath, Mary Ruwart

Hosts: Steve Kubby, Richard Cowan

Callers: I don’t have audio to check, but off the top of my head I remember Todd Andrew Barnett, Rob Latham, Rob Power, Less Antman, David Nolan and me. If you remember other callers, or listen to the show, let me know in the comments and [...]