Archive for the 'Campaign 2008' Category

California AIP to nominate Alan Keyes?

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

There are still ongoing rumors and speculation that California’s American Independent Party may not be united with the rest of the Constitution Party’s decision about their presidential nominee.

Ballot Access News just reported:

However, [American Independent Party of California State Chair Ed] Noonan told me on the telephone on May 7 that he still will work to [...]

Mike Gravel is in love with Obama Girl

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

For the record, I’m still in love with Liv aka Mona aka Ron Paul Girl. While Gravel is busy chasing after Obama Girl, I’m at least getting some internet play from Ron Paul Girl. Mona still provides some linky-love to one of my websites and hasn’t dropped me as a Facebook friend (yet).

Here’s Ron [...]

Jesse Ventura discusses a possible Libertarian Party presidential bid

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Skip to the 32 minute mark.

H/T to Rolf.

Bob Barr to Debate at Oxford University

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

From the Bob Barr 2008 Presidential Exploratory Committee:

Former Congressman Bob Barr has been invited to speak at the Oxford Union at the University of Oxford, the world’s most prestigious debating forum. Several U.S. Presidents have spoken at Oxford, including former Presidents Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, and Richard Nixon.

The topic of the debate will be “This [...]

LP Presidential Candidate FEC and Liberty Decides ‘08 Filings

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

From the Libertarian Party blog:

Wayne Allyn Root
LD ‘08: $15,764.00
Individual: $29,988.00
Candidate: $4,421.90

Daniel Imperato
LD ‘08: $10,474.00
Individual: $0.00
Candidate: $0.00

Michael Jingozian
LD ‘08: $8,490.00
Individual: $13,090.79
Candidate: $0.00

Mike Gravel*^
LD ‘08: $895.00
Individual: $447,378.97
Candidate: $0.00

Steve Kubby**
LD ‘08: $1,280.00
Total: $2,951.22

Alden Link
LD ‘08: $885.00
Individual: $259.00
Candidate: $4,225.00

George Phillies
LD ‘08: n/a
Individual: $16,727.75
Candidate: $81,527.01

Mary Ruwart***
LD ‘08: $1,060.00
Individual: n/a
Candidate: n/a

Christine Smith**
LD ‘08: $2,460.00
Total: $16,244.00

Bob Barr (still in Presidential exploratory phase):
Total [...]

Anarchism, Age of Consent Laws and the Dallas Accord

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

by Wayne Allyn Root

Recently a controversy has arisen over statements Mary Ruwart made in her book Short Answers to the Tough Questions regarding the rights children possess. The most salient quote on this subject is found on page 43 in her book:

Children who willingly participate in sexual acts have the right to make that [...]

Two Dr. Nos in the House?

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

It looks like Dr. William (B. J.) Lawson aka Ron Paul, Jr. just poured an entire can of ass-whoopin’ on Republican Augustus Cho in North Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District GOP primary. Here’s an update from last night from David Weigel:

UPDATE 9:04: I just spoke to B.J. Lawson, who is clobbering Augustus Cho 70-30 with [...]

W.A.R. on WABC

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

From Root for America:

Listen to the latest ROOT Presidential interview with radio legend Bob Grant on WABC Radio in New York- the most listened to radio station in America (reaching all of N.Y. plus 38 states and Canada):

John Murphy claims he forced Democrat to change positions

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

From John Murphy for Congress:

John Murphy, the Independent congressional candidate in the 16th district, told his campaign volunteers today that Democrat candidate Bruce Slater had changed his position in the last month on health care as result of the Murphy campaign.

Murphy explained that his campaign brochure, released over a month ago in both hardcopy and [...]

Independent American Party nominates candidates

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

The Independent American Party of Nevada just hosted a great state convention in Reno, with nationally known writer Dr. Jerome Corsi as our keynote speaker. Other speakers included, Jim Clymer our national affiliate chairman, and California Eagle Forum President and author, Orlean Koehle, who both addressed the convention and the invited public. We reconfirmed our [...]

Ron Paul Tops One Million Votes

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Ron Paul finished third in the Indiana and North Carolina primaries tonight, but it looks like those showings of 8% and 7% respectively will be enough to push him past the one million vote mark.

As of this moment, Paul has added 60,757 votes to his total… with 15% of the votes still to be counted [...]

Unsolicited Advice for Bob Barr

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

I’ve only been an occassional contributor on TPW since Steve Gordon took over the site a few months ago. Partly to give Steve room to make things his own, and partly because I haven’t been as excited as I usually am about what’s going on. The promised Bloomberg or Unity ‘08 independent ticket [...]

Two Strong Independents in Florida House Races

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Filing for Federal offices ended last week and it produced a couple of surprises. Among those are two credible major party candidates who have decided to run as independents instead of taking on incumbents in their party primaries. Either of these races could, in theory, produce an upset…

In District 14, Congressman Connie Mack [...]

A Public Service Reminder: The Libertarian Party Is Not The GOP

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

by Brian Miller

As a centrist in the Libertarian Party, I’m certainly accustomed to the barbs of radicals and their sting, when I have disagreed on a policy position. However, I’m also attuned to the exclusionary policies of some in the right wing, and the problems that Republican Party divisiveness creates within a big-tent party [...]

Missouri Viewpoints interviews Gregory Thompson and Travis Maddox

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Faith and freedom were the themes of interviews with two Constitution Party candidates recorded at the party’s national convention in Kansas City.

Dr. Gregory Thompson, a former public school superintendent, says the system is failing children, parents and the state and needs reformed. In the interview, he claims “…ninety percent of our children, after going through [...]

Mike Gravel at 3AM

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Bob Barr on Health Care

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Brian Moore to address how Socialism is Ready to Transition Faltering US Economy

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Tampa Bay Community Radio WMNF 88.5 FM, will interview Brian Moore, Socialist Party USA presidential nominee, Brian Moore, on Wednesday afternoon, May 7th, on the “Rob Lorie Program,” from 1 to 2 PM.

Moore will highlight the rich heritage socialism has brought to the United States, while trying to address its negative image that the media [...]

MyRide rides with Frank McEnulty

Monday, May 5th, 2008

MyRide has a unique way of interviewing presidential candidates. Here’s what looks like the first of a series:

MyRide: Tell us about your current car situation, what you’re driving, etc.

FM: I’m currently driving a 2005 Nissan Xterra Off Road edition because I just like the way it looks and I do a lot of outdoor [...]

Ruwart to appear on Antiwar Radio

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Mary Ruwart, libertarian speaker, activist, author, and candidate for the 2008 Libertarian Party presidential nomination, and Paul Verkuil, Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law will be the featured guests on the Scott Horton Show at Antiwar Radio, Tuesday, May 6.

Mary Ruwart will be discussing her recent article on, “When [...]

Latest Root endorsement

Monday, May 5th, 2008

From the Root for America campaign:

“In February 2008, LP California Convention delegates picked Wayne Allyn Root over a native son candidate in a straw poll after hearing Root and other Presidential candidates speak. Root had already won my support in July 2007, when he stated his determination to keep America tough, strong, vigilant and unapologetic [...]

Robert Milnes probably won’t be at LP convention

Monday, May 5th, 2008

From Robert Milnes:

As it stands, I probably will not be able to make it to the convention. This is most unfortunate as I had hoped to continue on from there to California to help my disabled friend find a new apartment & move in. I’ve had personal problems and financial setbacks. Also I received very [...]

The anti-endorsements of Libertarian Party presidential candidates

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Over the last few days, people have been commenting about various endorsements for Libertarian Party presidential candidates. While one can learn something about a candidate by these endorsements, one can also learn from who is criticizing the candidates.

Former Libertarian Party vice-presidential candidate Chris Bennett provides the latest published criticism of Wayne Allyn Root I’ve [...]

Ed Thompson in the news

Monday, May 5th, 2008

From a great article about one of my favorite elected Libertarians:

I couldn’t convince likeable libertarian Ed Thompson on Friday to run for the Legislature this fall.

Too bad.

The Tomah mayor and bar owner would be a refreshing voice at the Capitol—not to mention a whole lot of fun.

Thompson, the younger brother of former Gov. Tommy Thompson, [...]

Phillies: Sensible Answers to Tough Questions (Part 2)

Monday, May 5th, 2008

From Phillies 2008:

Global warming is now widely accepted as a fact within the scientific community. What is not yet accepted is the extent to which the planet will warm and the impact that it will have. What will Libertarians do about this issue?

Ruwart: When our weather reporter’s can’t get tomorrow’s temperature right, it’s difficult to [...]