Archive for the 'Ron Paul' Category

Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul in 2012?

Monday, November 24th, 2008

Sean Fenley, who describes himself as “an independent progressive blogger,” obviously was impressed enough by small-l libertarian Ron Paul to want to team him up with various progressive candidates in 2012. Writing in Op-Ed News, he has a proposal for “real hope, real change”:

Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul should run together in the next [...]

Ron Paul in 2012? And as a Republican or a Libertarian?

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Reason magazine’s David Weigel gets ambigious answers when he asks Jesse Benton, press secretary for Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty, whether The Man will make another run for the presidency:

“He hasn’t closed out the idea of another run,” said Benton today. “We have some time to decide whether he runs again, or whether he gets [...]

Ron Paulistas don’t give up…

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

The New York Times asked its readers to nominate candidates for five positions in President-elect Obama’s cabinet. Guess who shows up in all five listings! Ron Paul comes in third for Treasury Secretary, fifth for Defense Secretary, sixth for Attorney General and Secretary for Homeland Security, and seventh for Secretary of State.

The disappointing third-party vote in 2008

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

David Weigel of Reason takes a look at the votes for Bob Barr, Ralph Nader, Chuck Baldwin, and Cynthia McKinney, all of which were disappointing to their backers and in historical context. He then concludes:

So if you add together Paul with the four candidates he gathered at the National Press Club to endorse (and [...]

Why this privacy advocate supports Bob Barr

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

by J. Bradley Jansen

Six years ago, I took the Libertarian Party to task for trying to defeat then US Rep. Bob Barr (then R-GA) for re-election in the Republican Party primary. Every response I received at the time from LP officials around the country supported my position.

Just as a vocal few in the LP were [...]

Will Ron Paul throw Montana to Obama?

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Forget Bob Barr and Ralph Nader. Ron Paul is the “third-party” candidate who has the potential of being the spoiler in Montana.

Paul officially is not a presidential candidate, of course, but his supporters nevertheless got him on the ballot in Montana and Louisiana. Reason magazine political blogger David Weigel reports on a Montana [...]

The fallout of the Ron Paul Revolution: McKinney, Nader, Baldwin and now Lyndon LaRouche

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

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The Pyrabang link leads to a Lyndon LaRouche YouTube where LaRouche says that [...]

Chuck Baldwin: Kill the Fed

Monday, October 6th, 2008

American Free Press notes that the financial meltdown has increased interest in eliminating the Federal Reserve—a key plank of former presidential candidate Ron Paul—on the Internet if not in Congress:

In the halls of Congress, legislators have yet to bring Paul’s bill to the floor. It is currently languishing in the House Committee on Financial Services.

However, [...]

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 [...]

Baldwin Thanks Paul, Affirms CP Platform

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

In a web radio interview yesterday on (no archive apparently available), Constitution Party presidential nominee Chuck Baldwin reportedly reaffirmed that he has “no objections to the platform of the Constitution Party”.  This echoed his statement in February that

2008 just might be the year to break the two-party stranglehold on American politics and vote for [...]

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

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008


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 [...]

Ron Paul Endorses Chuck Baldwin

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

In early June, Ron Paul had this to say about Bob Barr:

[Barr’s voting record] doesn’t mean he can’t represent these [libertarian] values, and he’s saying the things that he should be saying, he’s joined the Libertarian Party, he presents these views, and he talks our language, so I do really believe that he can [...]

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 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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

‘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 [...]

World’s Smallerest Political Quiz

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

The ten questions of the World’s Smallest Political Quiz by the Advocates For Self-Government can be squeezed onto one side of a business card, but the quiz doesn’t mention such issues as self-defense, farm subsidies, wage/hiring rules,  government banking, health care, education, reproductive rights, risk-taking, mandated religious observance, or ending the income tax.
Below is an iframe-embeddable [...]

‘The Barr campaign is over,’ says David F. Nolan

Friday, September 12th, 2008

David F. Nolan was the first national chair of the Libertarian Party, having been the prime mover behind its formation in 1971. On his Nolan Chart website he says:

As of yesterday afternoon, Bob Barr’s Presidential campaign is effectively over. There were signs of serious trouble even before yesterday, but his “no-show” at Ron Paul’s [...]

LP spokesman agrees with Barr on ‘go it alone’

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Andrew Davis is the media coordinator of the Libertarian Party, and on the party’s blog he defends Bob Barr’s decision to absent himself from the Ron Paul press conference—without specifically mentioning that event. In “Third-Parties and the Philosophy of Liberty” he writes:

There are very real, and very diametric differences between the Libertarian Party and [...]

Ron Paul Asks Montana CP not to put him on the ballot

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

From this article:

...In his letter dated Wednesday, Paul said he never wanted to be on the ballot.
Paul lost a bid for the GOP presidential nomination earlier this year.

“While I certainly appreciate the Constitution Party of Montana’s nomination, and all of the hard work of its members, I am writing to respectfully request that you remove [...]

The big pow-wow: Ron Paul’s gathering of the tribes

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Third-party circles have been abuzz for days about the “major press conference” Ron Paul scheduled for the National Press Club this morning. “Dr. Paul will announce his intentions for the fall presidential election and will be accompanied by several special guests.”

First I learned that Chuck Baldwin would be one of those special guests. [...]

‘We Agree’

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

The following is a statement presented Wednesday, September 10, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. It was presented to the media by Rep. Ron Paul, former Republican presidential candidate, joined by Cynthia McKinney, Green Party presidential candidate, Chuck Baldwin, Constitution Party presidential candidate, and Ralph Nader, Independent presidential candidate. At a [...]