Archive for the 'Campaign 2008' Category

No Amnesty for Wall Street!

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

by Chuck Baldwin

At the time of this writing, the U.S. House and Senate are poised to pass a $700 billion bailout to Wall Street. At the behest of President George W. Bush, the U.S. taxpayers are going to be on the hook for what can only be referred to as the biggest fraud in U.S. [...]

Fifth Circuit removes Barr from Louisiana Ballot

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Ballot Access News

On September 26, the 5th Circuit removed Bob Barr from the Louisiana ballot. The three judges were Carolyn King (a Carter appointee from Texas), James Dennis (a Clinton appointee from Louisiana), and Priscilla Owen (a Bush Jr. appointee from Texas). The action was taken without any hearing. The case is Libertarian Party et [...]

Plenty of volunteers to take John McCain’s place at the debate tonight

Friday, September 26th, 2008

“If John McCain wants to bow out, I’m willing to step in and take his podium on Friday,” says Cynthia McKinney, the Green Party candidate for President:

The financial meltdown won’t come any closer to a resolution because a presidential debate is postponed. Now is the best time for Americans to see how prepared their leaders [...]

Third-party unity against bailouts

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Bob Barr (Libertarian Party) calls Treasury Secretary Paulson’s $700 billion gift to his Wall Street friends the “bailout from hell”:

The Bush administration played this game before, using 9/11 to ram the Patriot Act through Congress, and then misused its authority while resisting court oversight. Never again should Congress allow itself to be duped in this [...]

Barr wanted in, got shut out

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Real Clear Politics reports that “Libertarian candidate Bob Barr sent a letter to President Bush…asking to be involved in the bailout negotiations - a request that apparently fell on deaf ears since he wasn’t at the meeting when it began…”

Barr had another request:

“I also urge you to require that any company or entity that ever [...]

Thank You, Dr. Ron Paul

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

by Chuck Baldwin

Yesterday, September 22, Congressman Ron Paul publicly gave me his endorsement for the office of President of the United States. In his blog at the Campaign for Liberty web site, he said, “I’m supporting Chuck Baldwin, the Constitution Party candidate.” (See the complete statement)
Obviously, I could not be more delighted and honored to [...]

Nader says polls indicate he’s helping Obama

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

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

September 23, 2008
www.votenader.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: (Washington) Toby Heaps, 202-471-5833, [email protected]

POLLS INDICATE NADER HELPS OBAMA
Is Nader a Republican ‘spoiler’ this year?

Contrary to conventional wisdom, Ralph Nader’s presence on the ballot in 2008 actually helps Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama, according to at least five national polls [...]

Texas Supreme Court rules against Barr

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

The Dallas Business Journal reports that “presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain will have their names on the ballot when election season rolls around in Texas,” and adds:

The Texas Supreme Court denied a petition filed by Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr and the Libertarian Party of Texas to remove the Democratic and Republican presidential [...]

Nader: Say ‘no’ to bailout

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

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

September 23, 2008
www.votenader.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Toby Heaps, 202-441-6795, [email protected]

Ralph Nader to Congress: Put the Brakes on “Carte Blanche” Bailout:
“Haste Makes Waste” with Goliath of Panic Legislation.”
“Taxpayers are being asked to foot the bill for corporate malfeasance.”

Independent presidential candidate and longtime consumer advocate Ralph Nader said [...]

Paul/Baldwin supporters react to Ron’s endorsement of Chuck

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

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More on Ron Paul’s endorsement of Chuck Baldwin

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Ballot Access News

Ron Paul today endorsed Constitution Party presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin.

Paul made it clear that he was responding to Bob Barr’s criticism for “remaining neutral” by supporting the four significant alternative candidatesm, specifically mentioning Barr’s failure to appear at Paul’s unity event “by canceling his appearance “forty minutes before the pess conference started…To say [...]

Bob Barr, Jimmy Carter both seek clemency for Troy Davis

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

The Barr campaign site reports that Bob Barr has joined former President Jimmy Carter in “seeking clemency for death-row inmate Troy Davis, who is scheduled to die Tuesday for the 1989 murder of a Savannah police officer.”

In a letter to the board, Barr said he is “a strong believer in the death penalty as an [...]

Barr loses first round in Texas

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that “Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr has lost the first clash in his strange Texas fight to keep John McCain and Barack Obama off the ballot in that state,” adding:

The news media has been tentative with this story, uncertain whether the Barr lawsuit is a legal move with profound implications — [...]

Nader, Barr, and Paul: ‘Told you so’

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Politico finds that while the major party candidates “have stepped gingerly around the financial crisis and the question of government intervention, third party candidates Bob Barr and Ralph Nader have shown no such compunction. ”

The article says Barr and Nader saw this coming:

Barr boasts that he was a few weeks ahead of the curve, pointing [...]

Nader to speak in Pittsburgh

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

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

September 21, 2008
www.votenader.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Mike Welch, 202-471-5833, [email protected] (National HQ);
Joe Alfone (504)319-9312, (Local)

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE RALPH NADER TO SPEAK IN PITTSBURGH

On Wednesday, September 24, at 7 p.m., Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader will host a news conference in 1500 Psovar Hall, 230 Bouquet St, University of [...]

Chuck Baldwin to speak in New Jersey

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

New Jersey’s Suburban News reports on a speech scheduled for Friday by Chuck Baldwin:

The entire public is cordially invited on Sept. 26 from 7 - 10 p.m to meet Chuck Baldwin, Constitution Party candidate for president (www.Baldwin08.com), as he travels to New Jersey to meet with voters face-to-face. This event is free to the public [...]

Sarah Palin a (small “l”) libertarian?

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Reporter-Pub blog spotlights a response from a reader who says Sarah Palin is “one of the highest ranking libertarian Republican elected officials in the US,” citing as evidence:

Libertarians have been supporting her since the 1990s. Some facts:

Sarah Palin has spoken to two Libertarian supper club meetings in Anchorage 2005/06

Sarah Palin asked for and received the [...]

Libertarian vs. Republican debate in North Carolina?

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

The Raleigh Telegram reports that a debate between gubernatorial candidates will be held on UNC-TV Wednesday night, but so far only two have indicated they will participate—Libertarian candidate Mike Munger and GOP candidate Pat McCrory. The Democratic candidate, Lieutenant Governor Beverly Perdue, has not responded and the debate is not listed on her calendar [...]

Bob Barr on the offensive in Texas

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

The following is a message from Shane Cory, deputy campaign manager of the Barr presidential campaign:

Bob Barr rides again in Texas
September 18th, 2008 by Shane Cory

Earlier today, Bob Barr and our campaign manager, Russ Verney, stood on the steps of the Supreme Court of Texas to rally a crowd of supporters and answer questions from [...]

‘Katie, Barr the door’

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

In the Dallas Morning News Trail Blazer blog, Christy Hoppe ponders what would happen if Bob Barr is successful in keeping the two major parties off the ballot in Texas because they missed their filing deadlines:

While Barr faces a high bar at the legal bar, just think if—in particular—McCain couldn’t get on the ballot. He’s [...]

Is the FDIC in trouble? Nader vs. Congress

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Is the Federal DepositInsurance Corporation (FDIC—you know, the people who “insure” your bank account up to $100,000) in trouble? Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader was ridiculed in Congress when he brought up the subject two months ago. Now an Associated Press story shows he was justified at being concerned.

The story is told here [...]

Ralph Nader officially on Florida ballot

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: (National HQ) Loralynne Krobetzky, 202-471-5833, [email protected]; (Florida) Mark Kamleiter, 727-822-1543, [email protected]

ECOLOGY PARTY NOMINATES NADER/GONZALEZ PRESIDENTIAL TICKET FOR FLORIDA BALLOT

Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader and V.P. running mate, Matt Gonzalez, were nominated by the Ecology Party of Florida and will appear on [...]

‘Ralph was right’

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

On The Nation magazine’s blog, Christopher Hayes puts in “the credit-where-credit-is-due file” all the warnings from Ralph Nader over the past decade about Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the rest of the financial mess in Washington.

Interestingly, Hayes goes on to say:

Relatedly, I’ve gotten a lot of emails from conservatives in the last few weeks berating [...]

Chuck Baldwin finds Sarah Palin’s answers ‘very troubling’

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

After the Sarah Palin interviews by ABC’s Charles Gibson were broadcast, Constitution Party presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin wrote that he found her answers “very troubling.”

While he is not happy with her record on immigration and her subservience to John McCain on stem cell research, what bothers him most is that “on foreign policy, especially, Palin [...]

Bob Barr: A profile

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Scott Henry provides an informative and detailed profile of Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr on the Atlanta blog Creative Loafing, where Barr was a columnist from 2003 to 2005. He begins with his bemused recollection of a recent Libertarian dinner in Georgia at which Barr spoke, ticking off some cultural differences between a [...]