Archive for the 'Campaign 2008' Category

More on Corsi’s televised endorsement of Baldwin…

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Here’s a video of Mr. Corsi endorsing Chuck Baldwin, on the Larry King Show…

‘Obama Nation’ author endorses Chuck Baldwin

Friday, August 15th, 2008

When you’re running for president it certainly can’t hurt to have the author of a New York Times #1 Best Seller throw his support behind you. As a third party candidate, it’s an added bonus when that best seller is about one of the major party candidates.

This week, Constitution Party candidate for president Chuck Baldwin [...]

Donate to Chuck Baldwin’s ‘Moneybomb’ this Sunday

Friday, August 15th, 2008

The following is a fundraising letter from the Constitution Party’s presidential campaign:

Dear Constitutionalists and friends of the Republic,

We have a magnificent opportunity in 2008 to turn the tide in America and begin to restore constitutional government of, by and for the people! More than any year in recent memory Americans are coming to the [...]

Unreality at the Barr Campaign

Friday, August 15th, 2008

From the Nolan Chart:

Walt Thiessen writes on the Nolan Chart of Bob Barr’s failure to catch on with American voters, and the unrealistic expectations of his campaign in trying to add him to the presidential debates.

Thiessen says Barr has not caught on with Ron Paul’s voters and hasn’t even managed to convince traditional Libertarian Party [...]

Nader also plans GOP counter-rally

Friday, August 15th, 2008

Ralph Nader will be in Denver to protest opposite the Democratic National Convention - and now he’s announced that he’ll be in Minnesota to protest opposite the Republicans, too.

From the Boston Globe:

Ralph Nader announced today that he will hold a rally in conjunction with the Republican National Convention, as well as the Democratic gathering, to [...]

A place on the ballot in Massachusetts

Friday, August 15th, 2008

From the Boston Globe:

Bob Barr is being denied a place on the Massachusetts ballot and has filed suit to gain access, supported by the ACLU. Here’s an opinion piece by W. James Antle III that argues Barr deserves a place on the ballot and would actually be good for the Massachusetts Libertarian Party, even [...]

What about third parties?

Friday, August 15th, 2008

From Buzz Flash:

Blogger Ann Davidow clearly doesn’t think much of voting for third party candidates, and she goes out of her way to discredit just about every reason given for supporting them. Davidow portrays third party candidates and voters as outsiders who simply don’t want to decide between two major parties with significant differences.

Davidow [...]

What would a Baldwin Administration Look Like?

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Here’s a interesting video of Chuck Baldwin that answers the above question…

Libertarian Bob Barr: Who’ll heed his call?

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Bob Barr’s making his way across the United States, appearing at small gatherings and trying to generate enough support to earn a place in the presidential debates.

Here’s an editorial stemming from an appearance in Virginia at the ‘Bull and Bear’ Club.

A couple snippets from the opinion piece:

Most voters are not thinking about Mr. Barr, in [...]

Bob Barr, Chuck Baldwin to speak at Minutemen’s DNC rally

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Representatives of the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps, a group that advocates using National Guard troops to patrol the Mexican Border - announced that several current or former presidential candidates will appear at its rally in Denver opposite the first day of the Democratic National Convention.

Amongst those set to appear are Libertarian candidate Bob Barr, Constitution [...]

Nader nearly breaks US campaign finance laws in Canada

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

From the National Post (Canada):

Ralph Nader appeared at an event while visiting Toronto, extolling the virtues of a Canadian system that includes a single-payer health system, a multi-party political system and carbon taxes - but also seeking campaign funds from expatriate Americans in Canada.

A call was made for Americans in the audience to donate to [...]

One-on-one with Cynthia McKinney: ‘Returning power to the people’

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Green Party candidate Cynthia McKinney responds to why she left the Democratic Party, what motivates her to keep going in politics, how she plans to ‘inspire’ people with her presidency, whether she’s taking away black votes from Barack Obama, her positions on global conflicts, the potential for American military bases spread throughout Africa, and finally, [...]

Bob Barr tours Focus on the Family Headquarters

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

It’s common knowledge that John McCain needs the support of Evangelical Christian leaders to motivate the Republican base to turn out - so McCain should be concerned that Bob Barr may be making a play for this group as well.

Bob Barr toured the Colorado headquarters of James Dobson’s Focus on the Family, though he didn’t [...]

Chuck Baldwin: My heroes of history

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

From Chuck Baldwin’s column on Newswithviews.com

It turns out that John McCain isn’t the only presidential candidate to hold Teddy Roosevelt in high esteem - Chuck Baldwin also holds a special place in his heart for the hero of San Juan Hill. Baldwin writes:

How can anyone not like Teddy Roosevelt? I believe Teddy [...]

Nader plans rally to get into presidential debates

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

From the Boston Globe (blogs):

Ron Paul is planning a rally set opposite the Republicans in St. Paul - and now Ralph Nader has announced that he’ll hold a rally of his own opposite the Democrats in Denver. Nader’s rally is to try and stir up public support for allowing third-party candidates to participate in [...]

Campaign for White House not just a two-man race

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Even if the American media fails to cover third-party or independent presidential candidates, the foreign press is taking note - revealing that there are eleven other candidates on the US ballot who could take votes from Obama and McCain.

The article presents an overview of the third-party challengers and also introduces an aspect of the race [...]

2-party system: No choice but evil

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Disgruntled ex-Republican Alan Keyes presents a thorough treatment on the ‘lesser of two evils’ attitude of many voters, strongly arguing that voting for ‘evil’ is contrary to the concept of natural equality found in the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution and the Bible.

Keyes doesn’t stop at merely touching on Barack Obama’s and John McCain’s [...]

Video: Bob Barr at Freedom Fest on C-SPAN-2

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Bob Barr took part in a panel discussion recently at Freedom Fest in Las Vegas, and here’s a video of the program. Also appearing on the panel are Steve Forbes, Richard Viguerie and David Boaz. The topic was ‘the future of politics,’ and not surprisingly, there was a considerable amount of time dedicated [...]

Polls show 3rd Party candidates drawing nearly 20% of the vote

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Polls are certainly skewed towards the major party candidates, but when 3rd Party candidates are added to the mix, they’re tallying nearly one in five voters. The higher number of undecided voters at this stage in the race demonstrates the lack of comfort the voting public feels for McCain and Obama.

From World Net Daily:

An [...]

An evening with Bob Barr and Friends (August 23rd)

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

From JasonPye.com:

An evening with Bob Barr and Friends (August 23rd)

Pick out a freedom necktie and treat yourself to a new pair of shoes. Tickets are on sale now for “An Evening With Bob Barr And Friends,” a Libertarian Party of Georgia banquet and fundraiser. Plan on joining us Saturday, August 23rd at the Crowne Plaza [...]

The AIP heads to Court

Monday, August 11th, 2008

From AIP Chair, Jim King:

A hearing that will determine the future of the American Independent Party of California has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 26th, 2008 in Superior Court at Sacramento, California.

We are represented by an experienced attorney, Robert E. Barnes of the Bernhoft Law Firm.

Voting majorities were spoken at the Constitution Party Convention in [...]

The difference between Barr, McCain and Obama

Monday, August 11th, 2008

For those looking for some compare/contrast on the various policy stances of Libertarian Party candidate Bob Barr versus John McCain and Barack Obama, the Libertarian Party has made things easy.

The issues previewed include: taxes, government spending, guns, global warming, foreign policy,and civil liberties.

Click here for the entire post.

Ralph Nader sees hope in voter disillusionment

Monday, August 11th, 2008

Independent candidate Ralph Nader sees many of the same things that John McCain and Barack Obama have observed - that voters are disillusioned - but comes to different conclusions on what should be done about it.

Nader blames the two party system and its candidates, using a recent poll as evidence that he’s gaining favor with [...]

Green Party takes on the Electoral College

Monday, August 11th, 2008

The Green Party is weighing in on the historic debate over the merits of the Electoral College by filing suit in a US District Court. The Party claims that electing a president via apportionment of state electors effectively disenfranchises tens of thousands of voters (especially black voters in southern states) and may lead to [...]

Libertarian Knapp issues debate challenges in Missouri’s 2nd District

Monday, August 11th, 2008

Libertarian Party congressional candidate Tom Knapp says voters deserve to hear about the issues in Missouri’s 2nd US House District, so he’s laid down a challenge to his Republican and Democrat opponents to meet six times to debate and discuss the important topics of the campaign.

Knapp describes himself on his website:

“I’m the left-most candidate in [...]