Halcro Polling At 7% in Alaska

Former State Representative Andrew Halcro is registering in at 7% in the Alaskan gubernatorial contest. This comes from a new poll released by Ivan Moore Research.

This poll also shows Republican and former Wasilla Mayor Sarah Palin leading Democratic former Governor Tony Knowles by 11 points, 48% to 39%.

17 Responses to “Halcro Polling At 7% in Alaska”

  1. Eric Dondero Says:

    Sarah Palin is a friend of the Alaska libertarians. She’s an excellent Gubernatorial candidate for the Republicans.

    I hope she wins big, and in 6 years we can run her for President of the United States.

  2. mark Says:

    That’s surely what we need, another Republican President!

  3. Mike Gillis Says:

    I missed it. What party is Andrew Halcro running with?

  4. Eric Dondero Says:

    Well, we’re not going to get a Libertarian Party President any time soon. So, a libertarian Republican is the next best thing.

  5. Phil Says:

    Halcro is running as an Independent.

  6. Mike Gillis Says:

    Eric,

    A truly libertarian Republican has about as much chance of securing the Republican nomination for president as a truly progressive Democrat does… That is to say, not a chance in hell.

    Those parties are run by the NeoCons and the DLC respectively and to win their noms, you have to dance to their tune.

    This is exactly why I vote third party.

  7. Eric Dondero Says:

    Mike,

    Sorry, I disagree. Remember, George Allen was a friend of the Republican Liberty Caucus back in the early 1990s. He even used the “libertarian” label a couple times. Plus, former NM Gov. Gary Johnson has toyed with the idea of running for the GOP nomination. Even Rudy Guiliani has been tagged by the media recently as “leaning libertarian,” though he’s much more of a Moderate in reality.

    You bash the “Dems and Repubs” equally. But keep in mind it’s the Republicans who have helped libertarians with ballot access over the years – look at Arnold vetoing the bills last week outlawing paid petitioning in California. Meanwhile, it’s the Democrats who have blocked us libertarians from getting our initiatives on the ballot in Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Michigan and many other states.

  8. Chris Moore Says:

    George Allen may have been a friend to the RLC, but he is NO friend of libertarians. I live in Virginia and I’ve meet George Allen. He is no libertarian. He has been heavily campaigning for the “Marriage Amendment” that would constitutionally ban gay marriage or civil unions. He has heavily supported bans on flag burning. He supports war. Huge supporter of the Patriot Act. Anti-immigrant. And more. He at least USED to talk like a libertarian leaning Republican, but he gave that up long ago.

    He did help Virginia Tech get into the ACC a few years ago, and he did poke fun of my brother-in-law for wearing a Maryland Terps hat, so he does have that going for him. But not quite enough to earn this libertarian’s vote.

    If he does get the nomination, he’s lucky that another popular Virginia politician recently dropped out of the 2008 race. Mark Warner would have mopped the floor with Allen in a 2008 presidential show-down (at least in Virginia).

  9. undercover_anarchist Says:

    Chris.. Don’t you know that REALLY REALLY hating taxes is all that being a libertarian is about? Of course, it helps to really really hate affirmative action. And to REALLY hate welfare and the leeches who rely on it. And maybe even to really hate public education.

    But civil liberties? Come on. That’s for the ACLU. They’re a comunist front.

    Seriously, though, if so-called libertarians gave Democrats the same passes they give Republicans, then there would hardly be a Democrat in Congress who wasn’t a libertarian.

    The term “libertarian” has ceased meaning anything other than economic conservative. Not even “fiscally responsible” or “pro-free market,” but right-wing to the core. If repression and capitalism collide, the “libertarian” will always side with further repression.

  10. Eric Dondero Says:

    Chris, what you are describing is extremist libertarianism. For instance, I don’t view the Gay Marriage issue as a cutting libertarian issue. And as you are probably aware, many of us libertarians are stridently Pro-War on Islamo-Fascism and view those libertarians who don’t support fighting these Muslim radicals as either cowards or ostriches with their heads in the sand.

    I am a mainstream libertarian. From that perspective Allen looks pretty damn good.

    I’d also point out that the RLC just held its National Convention in Orlando. Some quite hardcore libertarians were there, and Allen won the straw poll. He is clearly the favorite amongst libertarian Republicans at this point.

    And a personal note, since you divulged in it yourself.

    Allen deserves great praise and support for his corageous stance against political correctness of the Left. Come on, using a term like “Macaca” is now outlawed according to Liberals. Have we lost that much humor in our society. All Libertarians should rally to Allen’s side on that one issue alone. I say ‘F’ political correctness!! It is the greatest scourge in America today.

  11. Chris Moore Says:

    From Dondero’s lips: respecting the rights of ALL Americans is “extremist libertarianism”.

    “... view those libertarians who don’t support fighting these Muslim radicals as cowards …”

    And I view you as a Republican, which to most libertarians is a far worse pejorative epithet than “coward” or “macaca”.

  12. undercover_anarchist Says:

    Dondero is a genocidal white supremacist. I gave him begruging respect, but now I take it back. “To hell with gays! Go racism!”

  13. Eric Dondero Says:

    And where is it that you see me saying “to hell with gays.” Are you nuts? Some of my best friends in life, and a very close former girlfriend are Swingers. As you may know Swinger women are Bi-sexual. Hardly counts for “hating gays.”

    And “white supremacist”? Really. I’m as fluent in Spanish as any white guy could possibly be. Mexican Spanish, to be exact. I’ve had more Mexican girlfriends in my life than Carter’s have pills. I’ve traveled to no less than 12 () Mexican States from Veracruz to Baja.

    How ‘bout you?

  14. Eric Dondero Says:

    Guys Stop the presses. Literally as I was writing that last post, while listening to a commercial break during Limbaugh here in metro-Detroit, I heard the Greg Creswell, Libertarian for Governor ad. It was fantastic! It was all about opposing affirmative action. This is going to get a huge amount of attention for Michigan Libertarians. Good job LP!

  15. undercover_anarchist Says:

    Wow. Amazing that the house slave could run ads during Limbaugh when he signed a waiver with the state government saying that he would not raise or spend more than $500. I think I’m going to contact the authorities. I donated money to his campaign and I want to know where it’s going.

    And Jesus, Dondoofus, when are you going to learn to take my comments with at least 3 grains of salt. I have a lot of fun insulting you.

    Seriously, though, your lover Leon Drolet endorsed the genocidal homophobic, Ovarian Marxist bastard Tim Walberg. I think even you would vote Democrat in MI’s CD-7. Drolet is a racist and a faux libertarian. Real libertarians have bigger things to worry about than whether or not the University of Michigan wants diversity in the classroom.

  16. Chris Moore Says:

    As soon as I learned to take UA’s posts with five grains of sea salt, I found that I agree with him about 99% of the time.

    Now if I pour a tablespoon of salt on Eric’s posts … nope. George Allen is still not a friend to libertarians. I’d imagine even Eric would agree that the man’s signature issues are not libertarian: amending the constitution to ban gay marrige and flag burning. And if you don’t believe those are his signature issues, then you haven’t been in Virginia lately. Unfortunately for Virginia Republicans, Allen is running the Kilgore campaign strategy. It failed for Kilgore.

    At least Webb only kinda doesn’t like gays.

  17. Eric Dondero Says:

    So, undercoveranarchist, I take it you would have voted for that squishy liberal Republican Schwatz, huh?

    Yeah, Walberg pretty much sucks on social issues, but he’s pro-gun rights and a solid economic libertarian. That’s more than could be said of Schwartz.

    Chris, yes, I agree George Allen is not a full libertarian. But he is a friend of libertarians. His door is open to us, and that’s worth a lot.

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