Archive for the 'Ron Paul' Category

Root on Ron Paul scaling down his campaign

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

by Wayne Allyn Root

Ron Paul all but bowed out honorably a few days ago- not only as a GOP Presidential candidate (announcing he is now focusing his energies on retaining his Congressional seat), but as a third party candidate as well. That shocked and saddened his supporters- many of whom are dedicated Libertarians.

But I say [...]

Bob Barr Presidential Buzz Continues/Draft petition available online

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

It looks like Robert Stacy McCain’s article on drafting former Congressman Bob Barr is picking up some steam.

From the Atlanta-Journal Constitution blog:

Peachpundit spotted it before us, but Ron Paul’s decision to scale back his Republican presidential bid has caused some libertarians to press former Georgia congressman Bob Barr to jump into the contest.

Peachpundit asked:

So how [...]

The CP on Ron Paul staying Republican

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Super Tuesday is behind us, and for many there were no surprises.

The GOP presidential candidates who stood for the Constitution, individual liberty, and a sound economy, were marginalized by the national media and the party machine.

But the machine no longer has a monopoly, and the countless millions who share our passion for liberty and limited [...]

McCain Madness

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

by Chuck Baldwin

A few weeks before Super Tuesday, my friend Howard Phillips asked me who I thought the Republican Presidential nominee would be. I predicted John McCain. With the results of Super Tuesday now history, most political pundits are also predicting that the Arizona senator will gain the Republican nomination for President. And with Mitt [...]

Drafting Bob Barr?

Monday, February 11th, 2008

When I hang out with Robert Stacy McCain, something interesting always happens. After spending a good deal of time with him last week at CPAC, he picked up on a buzz there with which I played a role. Today, McCain is reporting that there is a movement, at this moment unorganized, to get [...]

Root, Ron and wreaths

Monday, February 11th, 2008

The Las Vegas Review Journal ran a nice piece on Wayne Allyn Root, the wreath the Libertarian Party sent to the Republican National Committee and the Ron Paul impact on Libertarians.

On Root:

With the probable nomination of John McCain as the Republican presidential candidate, the Libertarian Party sees an opening for its message, and a Las [...]

Political Masturbation or Electoral Impotence?

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

It’s no big secret that I’ve kept one foot in the Republican Party door and one foot in the Libertarian Party door for the last decade or so. Sometimes, I’ve only had one toe remaining in the GOP door; lately most of my effort has been for the Ron Paul campaign. A combination [...]

An Interesting Observation…

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

Shortly after Ron Paul announced that he was scaling down his presidential campaign to concentrate on his congressional race, a welcome mat appeared on the front page of the Libertarian Party website.

Most of the Paul supporters I talked with at CPAC who had read the e-mail (many hadn’t read it yet) plan to vote third [...]

IAP Coming Back from the Republican

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Dear friends,

As many of you know I have been registered with the Independent American Party for several years. With mixed feelings I finally decided in December to temporarily register with the Republican Party in order to support Congressman Ron Paul’s presidential campaign. I also admit to fond feelings towards Governor Mitt Romney’s presidential bid. Though [...]

Blogging CPAC: Ron Paul Takes Over Mitt Romney’s Booth

Friday, February 8th, 2008

CPAC 2008 CHAPTER EIGHT: Ron Paul Benefiting from Romney’s Withdrawal?

Yesterday, I reported:

I was told by some local Paul supporters that Romney’s staff turned their table in the exhibit hall over for Ron Paul’s use. According to one of of these supporters (his name tag read Kevin O), the guys at the Romney booth, who only [...]

Blogging CPAC: Ron Paul on Presidential Steroids

Friday, February 8th, 2008

CPAC 2008 CHAPTER SIX: The New Ron Paul

I missed the first portion of Bob Barr’s introduction of Ron Paul yesterday because some whacked-out independent presidential wannabe ran into me in the hallway. However, I took copious notes during the intro and the speech, notes which are no longer needed, because it’s now on [...]

Blogging CPAC: Ron Paul, Bob Barr, Others Respond to Romney Dropping Out

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

CPAC 2008 CHAPTER FOUR: The Ron Paul Angle on Romney

I’ll be writing an article on Ron Paul’s speech as I get the time, but thought I’d first provide a few quotes from the Ron Paul wing of CPAC about Mitt Romney’s suspended race.

People who care about “fiscal issues should start looking at Ron,” said Lauren [...]

Persuading Ron Paul to Run as a Libertarian Party Candidate

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

Eric Garris and Anthony Gregory have co-written an article over at LRC which provides a compelling case for Ron Paul to consider running for the Libertarian Party nomination. Here’s the main thrust of their argument:

Ron Paul should run as a third-party candidate. He has already done an immeasurable amount of good and he could [...]

The Death of Small Government in the GOP

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

I haven’t been back in DC for a few months, but day one is already a lot of fun. While EJ Moosa was calling the GOP DOA, the Libertarian Party was acting on it.

Since it’s now likely that John McCain will be the eventual Republican presidential nominee, Shane Cory and I thought it might [...]

Apples and Oranges: Comparing Ed Clark and Ron Paul Election Results

Monday, February 4th, 2008

William Westmiller wrote an interesting article comparing the recent election results of Ron Paul and former Libertarian Party presidential candidate Ed Clark. For a variety of reasons (i.e. 28 year separation, different political parties, different electorate, primary vs. general election), I don’t think any comparison can really be made, however, the thought [...]

Ron Paul’s Military Fundraising Totals: Republican Leaders Don’t Really Support the Troops

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

For the past few years, I’ve become increasingly agitated every time I see one of the ubiquitous “Support the Troops” magnetic ribbons on the back of a vehicle also sporting a “W” sticker. Most veterans and active duty people I know never believed, or no longer believe, that the U.S. military should be engaged [...]

Ron Paul Book Bomb

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Back during the Badnarik presidential campaign, supporters utilized the Internet to put Michael Badnarik’s book up at the top of the charts at With a considerably larger Internet presence associated with the Ron Paul campaign, such an attempt should have a pretty likely chance of success.

LP activist and Ron Paul supporter Chris Brunner [...]

Ed Crane on Presidential Politics and the Libertarian Movement

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

There has been a lot of internal debate within the libertarian movement between “Beltway Libertarians” and those not so attached to the DC political machine. Some have accused certain institutions of being pro-war or anti-Ron Paul. This interview of Cato President Ed Crane sheds a bit more light on both issues.

A bit of [...]

Screwy Texas Election Code Impacts Many Ron Paul Supporters

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Texas has some complicated rules with respect to primary voting. This is of particular importance in the March 4 primary for Libertarian Party and Constitution Party members who might also wish to cast a vote for Ron Paul.

Here’s the word from the Texas Secretary of State:

If you are a registered voter in the state [...]

Proposed Debate Question: Huckabee, McCain and Romney Would Increase Federal Spending

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

There’s another Republican presidential debate tonight, and I’m sure viewers once again will be underwhelmed by the leading GOP candidates.

People are often critical because “they” rarely ask many questions of substance in major party debates. Since handling issues like understanding the difference between isolationism and non-interventionism seems beyond the capability of the mainstream media, [...]

Ralph Nader Exploring Presidential Bid

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

It looks like Ralph Nader is looking more strongly at jumping into the presidential race. From Ben Smith at Politico:

I just now spoke to Ralph Nader, who said the launch of his exploratory Web site wasn’t timed to Edwards’ withdrawal, but that Kucinich’s withdrawal had made space in the race for him.

“We’re testing the [...]

The Potential Impact of a Ron Paul or Michael Bloomberg Independent or Third Party Campaign

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Rasmussen Reports is looking at the impact of Michael Bloomberg and Ron Paul as potential third party or independent candidates in the 2008 elections.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that roughly 15% of voters would currently vote for one of these two candidates in general election match-ups.

When the two candidates are mentioned as [...]

Free State Project Impact on Ron Paul Returns in New Hampshire

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Free State Project founder Jason Sorens took the opportunity of the Ron Paul vote in the recent New Hampshire primary to gauge the preliminary impact of the FSP. Here’s the general background he provided:

In the more recent study, I argued that attaining 1% of the local population constituted a critical mass.

Until now, however, we [...]

DailyKos Smacks Libertarians on FISA

Monday, January 28th, 2008

[email protected] just challenged Libertarians and the Ron Paul campaign for not going after one of the more important civil liberties issues of the day.

Where are the Libertarians on FISA?

For all the talk of “freedom” that the Paulbots claim to believe in, they sure as heck have been silent on the horrible FISA bill we’re fighting [...]

Ron Paul Blast From The Past: 1988 High Times Interview

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Old-time libertarians will recall a lot of the names dropped in this 1988 High Times article about then Libertarian Party presidential candidate Ron Paul: Andre Marrou, Ed Clark, Dick Randolph, Murray Rothbard, John Hospers, Roger McBride, Tonie Nathan, David Bergland, Eric Garris, Paul Jacob, Tim Lewis, Norma Jean Almodovar, Mark Ford, and Ed Crane. [...]