Archive for the 'News' Category

Nader displays new ferver on bailout issue

Monday, October 20th, 2008

The New York Times’ Julie Bosman writes:

In the $700 billion bailout plan for the financial system, Mr. Nader, now on his fourth presidential run, has finally found a real-life event to illustrate what he has made a cause of his career.

“Oh yeah, it’s got everything,” Mr. Nader said in an interview after the rally. “Taxation [...]

Nader still brings passion to the party

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Steve Duin, writing in The Oregonian, remarks that “at 74, Nader’s stamina, like his anger, shows no sign of fading. He has no intention of abandoning the stage to presidential candidates who don’t share his standards of fairness, his advocacy for single-payer national health insurance, or his disdain for compromise.”

And he quotes Ralph Nader on [...]

Sunday’s third-party debate: Where’s Bob Barr?

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

The Caucus, the political blog of the New York Times, devotes this posting to Sunday night’s third-party debate (see article below, too). Noting that Ralph Nader (Independent), Cynthia McKinney (Green Party), and Chuck Baldwin (Constitution Party) are expected to show up, the Times goes on to elaborate on the one person who apparently will [...]

C-SPAN to Cover Nader-McKinney-Baldwin Debate

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Ballot Access News

C-SPAN will broadcast the October 19 debate between Ralph Nader, Cynthia McKinney, and Chuck Baldwin, although it is not yet known if it will be broadcast live. The debate will be Sunday evening, October 19, at Columbia University in New York city. The moderator will be Amy Goodman of Pacifica Radio. It is [...]

Hofstra U.: Only dead third-party candidates admitted

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Hofstra University on Long Island is the site of the final presidential debate Wednesday night. Until then, the campus is alive with student activities, including historical reenactments. The irony of the situation is captured

Just finished watching an exchange between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, both 3rd Party candidates. Lincoln did not mention [...]

Rolling the dice on derivatives

Monday, October 13th, 2008

The following is a guest article by Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader:

Rolling the Dice on Derivatives
By Ralph Nader

The derivatives markets of today have become a high stakes casino of unimaginable magnitude. Wall Street’s bets have gone bad, and now the whole financial system is in peril. In a best-case scenario, it appears, the taxpayers will [...]

‘Lie detector’ debate: For many, an idea whose time has come

Monday, October 13th, 2008

We’ve noted before the race in Indiana’s 9th congressional district, where Libertarian Dr. Eric Schansberg is running against incumbent Rep. Baron Hill (Democrat) and former Rep. Mike Sodrel (Republican). When the local Republican chair proposed a debate between the candidates while hooked up to lie detectors, Schansberg readily agreed. He now writes [...]

NRA now stands for National Republican Association

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Richard Cooper is the former chair of the Libertarian Party of New York, a Ron Paul delegate, and a Bob Barr presidential elector. Like so many others, he is incensed that the National Rifle Association would snub Bob Barr, who is a member of its board of directors and who has an [...]

Stop the Smearing and Get the Vote Out

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

by Jonathan Cymberknopf

This 2008 election cycle I have been doing a lot of browsing through the internet looking at various Third Party web sites or so called Independent sites searching for news you normally don’t hear in the mainstream media since I decided to vote for someone other than Obama and McCain.

The crazy thing I [...]

Lets Get A Little Practical: Defining the Constitution Party

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

Owing to the unfortunate smear articles here against the Constitution Party, its time to clarify the CP name here… Bill Shearer style.

While there have been many critical articles on the CP, lets start with one written previously by Andrew Davis- he quotes the whole CP Preamble starting off, or does he?
Let’s look at that one [...]

IAP Candidate’s campaign doing well

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

Janine Hansen, the IAP candidate for State Senate, is campaigning hard in her district, as she reports:

My radio ads started on October 8th in Elko, Winnemucca and Ely—which covers most of the district. I have enclosed the written copy of the radio ads. If you would like to hear the recorded versions they are on [...]

Chuck Baldwin write-in status list

Friday, October 10th, 2008

For some of you Constitutionalists and other Patriots who might not see Chuck Baldwin’s name on your ballot and confused on whether writing in his and Darrell Castle’s name would count as a vote- here is a list of states where Mr. Baldwin will have write-in status:

New Hampshire
New York

The list of write-in states can be [...]

Nader slams student apathy at Dartmouth

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader (Princeton ‘55, Harvard Law ‘58) took the occasion of his speech at Dartmouth College to slam the political apathy of Dartmouth students. According to the Dartmouth News:

Nader noted that fewer than 10 of the approximately 40 audience members appeared to be Dartmouth students. He criticized the “sterile political debate [...]

Neil Cavuto interviews Wayne Allyn Root

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Here’s a spirited interview by Neil Cavuto on Fox News of Wayne Allyn Root, the Libertarian candidate for Vice President. Cavuto does his best to get Root to admit it hurt to have Bob Barr offer his position on the ticket to Ron Paul, but Root insists he came up with the idea.

Root was [...]

NPR’s interview with Bob Barr

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Here is a transcript of Bob Barr’s recent interview on NPR, with an audio feed if you prefer to listen to the interview. The Libertarian Party’s presidential candidate explains, among other things, his opposition to the “bailout from hell.”

18 Libertarian Candidates Ask: Did PACs Buy A Bailout?

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Sunnyvale, CA —Oct. 9, 2008—Eighteen Libertarian candidates for Congress in California today issued a joint statement opposing the current financial bailout and asking whether the votes for it were openly bought with campaign contributions.  They released a table of data (below) from showing how the bailout votes of their incumbent opponents correlate suspiciously with [...]

National Rifle Association: Politics over Principle

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

According to the Associated Press, the National Rifle Association just endorsed John McCain. As the Bob Barr campaign noted, John McCain has an abysmal record with respect to Second Amendment rights while Barr’s record is impeccable.

The NRA rates Barr, one of their own board members, with an A+ rating. McCain has earned a [...]

Make them debate hooked up to a lie detector!

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

In Indiana’s 9th congressional district, Libertarian Dr. Eric Schansberg is running against incumbent Rep. Baron Hill (Democrat) and former Rep. Mike Sodrel (Republican). According to his website, he’s found a Republican proposal he likes:

On Wednesday, Dr. Eric Schansberg agreed to a debate proposal from 9th District Republican Party Chairman Larry Shickles. Shickles proposed that [...]

Barr: McCain’s call for yet another bailout must be opposed

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Barr presidential campaign:
Interview Contact: Steve Sinton
Phone: (404) 536-8038

McCain’s Call for Yet Another Bailout Must be Opposed, Says Barr
In Debate, McCain Once Again Shows His ‘Big Government’ Colors

Atlanta, GA - “So far this year, the federal government has spent or loaned nearly $2 trillion to bailout Wall Street, [...]

Bob Barr and the NRA Endorsement

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Jason Pye reports the following at the the Barr campaign site:

Let’s take a look at how the NRA feels about Sen. John McCain.

In 2001, NRA President Wayne LaPierre said, “Is it possible that John McCain thinks you have too much freedom?” According to NewsMax, LaPierre was angry over advertisements McCain appeared in for Americans for [...]

Barr suing to get Phillies off the New Hampshire ballot

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Bob Barr’s campaign says New Hampshire voters should not have a choice of two Libertarians to vote for in November.

Campaign manager Russell Verney says that’s because the national party already chosen their one Presidential candidate.

Bob barr is the official nominee of the libertarian party and is going to be on the New Hampshire ballot on [...]

U.S. Supreme Court denies Barr request for Louisiana ballot access

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Ballot Access News

On October 7, the U.S. Supreme Court denied Bob Barr’s application for a place on the Louisiana ballot. The U.S. Supreme Court has not granted an injunction, putting anyone on a ballot, since October 1990, when it ordered Cook County, Illinois, to put the Harold Washington Party on the ballot for county office.


Nader launches 22 field offices

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

This from independent candidate Ralph Nader’s presidential campaign:

As part of its get-out-the-vote effort, the Nader/Gonzales Campaign is adding 22 offices and nearly 50 field-staff staff to its base of thousands of volunteers this week, aiming at securing votes in 49 states. A map of all office locations is available at

Recent polls indicate that a [...]

The dating-er, debating-game

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Okay, so the October 7 debate is history, but another one is coming up on Wednesday, October 15, and it promises to be yet another titillating edge-of-your-seat battle between national socialist candidate Tweedledum and national socialist candidate Tweedledee.

So, here is how the Nader presidential campaign celebrated last night’s debate. Pretty funny and innovative. [...]

Indiana 9: Libertarian congressional candidate gains ground

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

In Indiana’s 9th congressional district, Libertarian candidate Dr. Eric Schansberg’s share of the vote has increased from 5% to 7% in the past month. This is according to SurveyUSA polls conducted for Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper, and WHAS-TV in Louisville. During the same time period, Democratic incumbent Baron Hill has greatly [...]