Archive for the 'Key Third Party Personalities' Category

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 (, as he travels to New Jersey to meet with voters face-to-face. This event is free to the public [...]

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:

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


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 [...]

Barr campaign sues to get Dems and GOP off Texas ballot

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Cox News Service reports that “Libertarian presidential nominee Bob Barr’s campaign filed suit Tuesday seeking to remove Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama from the ballot in Texas, alleging that the two major candidates missed the deadline for officially filing to be on the ballot.”

The report continues:

Pat Dixon, chairman of the Texas Libertarian Party, [...]

Naderites in Austin push for open debates

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Supporters of Ralph Nader in Austin, Texas, have organized to push for open presidential debates that would be open to third party candidates.

In a press release, Austin for Nader says:

In response to Ron Paul’s recent call for his followers to buck the major parties and vote for a third party candidate, Austin For Nader has [...]

Nader Seeking Payday From Constitution Day

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

At Ron Paul’s Sep. 10 press conference for “principled” third-party candidates, Ralph Nader said: As long as we’re dealing with symbols, I prefer to put next to my lapel the Constitution of the United States. The flag can take care of itself, but we have to take care of the Constitution. And on Sep. 17, [...]

A Salute To Our U.S. Constitution

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

by Chuck Baldwin

Septermber 17

On this date in 1787, the U.S. Constitution was adopted. 39 delegates from 12 of the 13 colonies (Rhode Island did not send a representative) affixed their signatures to the greatest civil document ever conceived by men. Famous patriots such as George Washington, Roger Sherman, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Morris, Gouverneur [...]

How are the third parties doing?

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

According to Ballot Access News:

Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader is on the ballot, so far, in 46 states.

The Libertarian Party’s Bob Barr: 44 states.

The Constitution Party’s Chuck Baldwin: 37 states.

And the Green Party’s Cynthia McKinney: 32.

Libertarian National Committee in a deadlock over how to address Bob Barr controversies

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Men’s News Daily reports on its NewsWax blog:

The Libertarian National Committee (LNC) was reported to be in a deadlock Sunday night over how to address the growing controversies surrounding their party’s U.S. presidential nominee, former congressman Bob Barr.

Many libertarians have spoken out against Barr since his last minute refusal to attend former Republican presidential hopeful [...]

Battleground Pennsylvania: Barr in, Baldwin out

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

It appears Bob Barr will appear on the Pennsylvania ballot, while Chuck Baldwin will not.

The Barr campaign notes that the McCain organization in Pennsylvania tried to use tactics against the Libertarian Party that John McCain called “Stalinist politics” when George W. Bush used the same tactics against McCain in New York during the 2000 campaign.

“I [...]

Nader on bank woes: ‘I predicted this’

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

In a meeting with Politico reporters and editors, Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader spoke about the Wall Street crisis in the headlines:

“I predicted this. All this I’ve written about five, 10 years ago.”

Nader blames the crisis on “pure greed, coupled with concentrated power on Wall Street and elsewhere.” And according to Nader, [...]

Ron Paul stays on ballot in Montana

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

This from Ballot Access News:

The Montana Secretary of State has told Ron Paul that his request to be removed from the ballot arrived too late, so he will definitely be on the November ballot as the Constitution Party nominee, along with Michael Peroutka for vice-president.

Paul’s letter, dated September 10, says, “It has come to my [...]

Constitution Party Platform - Excerpts For Liberty-Lovers

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008
In the wake of Bob Barr not attending last week’s multi-third-party press conference sponsored by Ron Paul, some fans of Paul’s Campaign For Liberty are reportedly considering voting for the Constitution Party nominee instead of the Libertarian nominee.  The LP Platform is a lean and clean statement of Libertarian principles (which Barr has publicly [...]

LNC Considers Motion To Apologize To Ron Paul

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Rachel Hawkridge is the representative to the Libertarian National Committee from “Region 7”, which includes Florida, Hawaii, and the three states of the northwest corner of the lower 48. (Florida replaced California in that region this year because the old region no longer had enough membership to keep two LNC seats.)  On her blog this [...]

Baldwin to remain on Kansas ballot

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Ballot Access News

Today, Kansas held an administrative hearing to determine the presidential nominee of the Reform Party of Kansas. The committee holding the hearing consisted of the Secretary of State, the Lieutenant Governor, and the Attorney General. After taking testimony, the group voted to place Chuck Baldwin on the ballot as the presidential nominee of [...]

Barr says financial crunch teaches folly of government bailouts

Monday, September 15th, 2008

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

Barr Says Financial Crunch Teaches Folly of Government Bailouts

Atlanta, GA - “Financial reality has hit Wall Street despite past federal bailouts,” notes Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party candidate for president.

Barr says that massive subsidies for the housing industry and Bear [...]

‘Montana’s likely to be swingin’ all over the place’

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Nobody has described the situation in Montana better than the San Francisco Chronicle:

In August, Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer predicted that in his swing state, the single-issue gun rights voters will vote for neither John McCain nor Barack Obama (who both received bad grades from the National Rifle Association). Instead, they would go for Libertarian Bob [...]

Montana gun group likes Constitution Party’s Ron Paul

Monday, September 15th, 2008

The Montana Shooting Sports Association says “principled” voters should cast their presidential ballot for Ron Paul, but “pragmatic” voters may want to pick McCain, because he’s not quite as bad as Obama on gun issues:

The group gave Republican John McCain a D in its scorecard. Obama got an F. Paul, on the ballot under the [...]

Florida voters will have LOTS of choices in November

Monday, September 15th, 2008 in St. Petersburg reports that the Florida ballot is going to look like a phone book:

Ralph Nader is on the Florida presidential ballot, along with other semi-big names like the Libertarian Party’s Bob Barr, the Green Party’s Cynthia McKinney, and the American Independent Party’s Alan Keyes. Because it’s easier to be a minor [...]

North Carolina: Third parties offer alternatives

Monday, September 15th, 2008

The Burlington (N.C.) Times News reports to its readers that they will have alternatives to the Republicans and Democrats in November:

In addition to Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain, Libertarian Bob Barr’s name will be on the North Carolina presidential ballot.

Three other candidates who won’t be on the ballot qualified as write-in presidential candidates: [...]