Archive for the 'Presidential Race' Category

Constitution Party Presidential Nominee Chuck Baldwin on BlogTalkRadio

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Constitution Party Presidential Nominee Chuck Baldwin joins BlogTalkRadio host Kevin Thompson on “Understanding Our Times” May 24, 2008, at 4 p.m. Eastern

Dr. Chuck Baldwin to appear with radio host Kevin Thompson on “Understanding Our Times.” Baldwin is considered by some to be the best conservative alternative for those who find themselves disappointed [...]

Wayne Root on Rocky Mountain News, Crashes Chat System

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

On and off Libertarian presidential frontrunner, Wayne Allyn Root, pulled up to the keyboard yesterday for a chat with Rocky Mountain News.

In the middle of the chat, Rocky’s system crashed so the chat was interrupted and no questions were posed by the public. What are the odds? Wayne?

Wayne covered immigration, Iraq and was [...]

First Bob Barr Money Bomb a Dud

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

The first “money bomb” for former Congressman Bob Barr fizzled like a packet of Pop Rocks on Tuesday.

Less than $2,000 dollars was raised for the day yet Barr still holds the fundraising lead with over $110,000 raised as he heads into the convention.

Since officially announcing for the Libertarian nomination on May 12th, Barr’s campaign has [...]

Update on the Vast Right Wing (within the LP) Conspiracy

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

In case anyone missed this gem, Robert Stacy McCain is now referring to Bob Barr as an underdog in the Libertarian Party presidential race.

Former Rep. Bob Barr will be an “underdog” for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination going into this week’s convention in Denver, the ex-Republican’s campaign manager said Monday.

“We definitely don’t expect to win [...]

Nader Focuses on the Big Issues: The Pennsylvania Turnpike

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

From the Nader Campaign:

Nader Calls Pennsylvania Turnpike Deal a Giveaway to Foreign Corporations, Big Banks

Presidential candidate Ralph Nader said today that the proposed corporatization of the Pennsylvania Turnpike is an unconscionable “long-term giveaway to big banks and foreign corporations.”

Yesterday, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell announced that a group led by Spanish infrastructure operator Abertis Infraestructuras SA [...]

Mary Ruwart’s Chat with Rocky Mountain News

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

On Monday, Libertarian presidential contender Mary Ruwart signed on for a chat with the Rocky Mountain News.

Mary held her own on the issues covering health care, gas prices, end even put in a good dig at her competitor, Bob Barr, thanks to a well placed question:

steve_g(Q) One of your opponents, Bob Barr advocates the Fair [...]

Attacks on Barr Begin to take Shape

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Over the weekend, the Atlanta Journal Constitution released a hit piece on Libertarian frontrunner, Bob Barr. The author, Cameron McWhirter (best known for his involvement in the Chiquita scandal that cost his publisher a rumored $14 million), took aim at the Bob Barr Leadership Fund:

Over the years, the federal candidate who received the most [...]

Bob Barr’s announcement video

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Root Pimps His Ride

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Libertarian Presidential contender, Wayne Allyn Root, discusses cars and politics with MyRide.com (owned by AutoByTel).

Wayne’s first car? You guessed it, he’s a Trans Am guy:

“The first car that was truly mine was a bright blue Pontiac Trans Am with a turbo-charged engine and a screaming silver eagle on the hood. I earned that car. [...]

Kossacks donating to Barr, Rasmussen has Barr at 6%

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

The folks over at DailyKos seem to be supporting Bob Barr for the obvious reason:

About what I’d like to give to Bob Barr:

It will never be money that could or would have gone to Scott Kleep, Michael Skelly, Barack Obama, or Rick Noriega… Ben Chandler or anyone else I’ve given to already this year. I [...]

Mary Ruwart wins TLE endorsement

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

From L. Neil Smith’s site:

We are very pleased (and, I might add, grateful) to endorse Dr. Mary Ruwart for the 2008 Presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party.

Mary is everything any true libertarian could possibly want in a candidate: smart and at the same time wise; principled and at the same time kindly to those who [...]

Mike Gravel: Gotcha

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

CitizenTube interviews Ralph Nader

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

Cynthia McKinney Endorsement

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

From Cynthia McKinney’s website:

Greetings of IMANI (FAITH) President McKinney:

May our Divine Creator and Beloved Ancestors find you and the extended family in the best of spirit and health. Welcome back to the land of the original OHLONE people, to what is currently called the “california bay area.” It is so disappointing not to be able [...]

Chuck Baldwin: If I were president

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

Chuck Baldwin outlines what he would do if elected president. Here’s a short sample:

Due to my frequent criticisms of President George W. Bush, I am often asked what I would do if I were President of these United States. This column will serve as an attempt to answer that question. If I were President, [...]

New York Author Endorses Bob Barr for President

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

From PR Web:

Businessman, publisher, and children’s book author, Matthew S. Field, announced his endorsement of likely Libertarian Party nominee Bob Barr for the President of the United States.

In a statement, Field said about the former U.S. Congressman from Georgia, “Bob Barr offers an alternative to the other parties’ presumptive candidates who seem to want only [...]

Libertarian Reform Caucus: What is the Libertarian Matrix?

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

Third Party Media Watch

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

According to Google News…

Top tier

“Bob Barr”: Results 1 - 10 of about 1,143 for Bob-Barr
“Ralph Nader”: Results 1 - 10 of about 928 for Ralph-Nader

Second tier

“Mike Gravel”: Results 1 - 10 of about 188 for Mike-Gravel
“Alan Keyes”: Results 1 - 10 of about 185 for Alan-Keyes
“Cynthia McKinney”: Results 1 - 10 of about 169 for [...]

Boston Tea Party update

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

It looks like the Boston Tea Party will be meeting in Denver during (but not directly affiliated with) the Libertarian National Convention. From a recently carried motion of theirs:

...that a meeting of the National Committee of the Boston Tea Party be held on Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. at The Buckhorn Exchange [...]

Steve Kubby’s responses to LP News questionnaire

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

While several candidates for the Libertarian Party’s 2008 presidential nomination have previously released their responses to a questionnaire for publication in the party’s newspaper, LP News, Steve Kubby chose, as a matter of courtesy, to wait until the paper had published before releasing his own answers to the general public. Here they are.

LP News - [...]

Statement from Bob Barr on Mike Huckabee’s remarks at NRA National Convention

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

From the Bob 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 Gov. Mike Huckabee’s recent remarks at the National Rifle Association’s National Convention:

“Mike Huckabee showed incredibly poor taste when he joked about a gun pointed [...]

Choosing a Presidential Nominee: A Clear Case for Wayne Allyn Root

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

From the Root for America campaign:

Upsets are based on the power of personality.

Boris Johnson has just recently been elected the Mayor of London, one of the world’s biggest cities. He took office of this metropolis of 14 million (metropolitan area) on May 4, 2008. He is described in the media as a “Libertarian conservative.” He [...]

Root Speaks at California LP Rally on California Capital Steps in Sacramento

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

Latest ROOT Interview: Wayne Promises to Finish the Job That Ron Paul Started: Part 1

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

CNN Money profiles “entrepreneurial” LP candidates

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

CNN’s financial wing, CNN Money, takes a look at some of the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination candidates in “Entrepreneurs eye the White House.”

The feature includes articles on Wayne Allyn Root, Alden Link, Michael Jingozian, Steve Kubby and Bob Barr.

In fairness, I’m not sure why Kubby and Barr are included in this type of profile when [...]