Lance Brown Drops Out

Not that he was a major contender for the LP’s nomination, but Lance Brown has decided to officially drop out of the race.

His official campaign site has the announcement:

Due primarily to developments in my career path over the past few years, I have decided to withdraw from the 2008 race for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination and the presidency.

Put simply, I’m just not ready yet. I would not be able to be all the candidate I should be, if I were to stay in the race.

I apologize to anyone who may be disappointed — it’s likely that no one is more disappointed than I — though I can assure you that this is for the best.

Tip of the hat to Gatties.us via LibertyLoop.

13 Responses to “Lance Brown Drops Out”

  1. Eric Dondero Says:

    I heard a rumor recently that Doug Stanhope was back in the race for the Libertarian Party nomination for President. Someone told me that in one of his comedy appearances at a Comedy Cafe here in Houston, he talked excitedly about his Presidential race to the crowd. I’ve been unable to confirm this. But it’s worth looking into.

    He’s certainly being quite mysterious about his intentions. Still, he’d be a heluva lot better than the current crop of 3rd tier LP candidates, unless of course Wayne Root or Michael Moriarty were to move forward with an LP bid.

    Eric Dondero, CEO
    www.mainstreamlibertarian.com
    & Self-Appointed Chairman of
    “Republicans for Stanhope, Root, Moriarty or some other Celebrity Libertarian candidate”

  2. Anthony Distler Says:

    Stanhope is running for president. He just considers himself “exploring the possibility” because he doesn’t want to fill out all the FEC paperwork yet. But yes, Doug Stanhope IS running for president.

  3. Andy Says:

    “Eric Dondero Says:

    January 24th, 2007 at 1:55 pm
    I heard a rumor recently that Doug Stanhope was back in the race for the Libertarian Party nomination for President. Someone told me that in one of his comedy appearances at a Comedy Cafe here in Houston, he talked excitedly about his Presidential race to the crowd. I’ve been unable to confirm this. But it’s worth looking into.

    He’s certainly being quite mysterious about his intentions. Still, he’d be a heluva lot better than the current crop of 3rd tier LP candidates, unless of course Wayne Root or Michael Moriarty were to move forward with an LP bid.

    Eric Dondero, CEO
    www.mainstreamlibertarian.com
    & Self-Appointed Chairman of
    ‘Republicans for Stanhope, Root, Moriarty or some other Celebrity Libertarian candidate’”

    Well, considering that he opposes the war in Iraq and supports a real investigation of 9/11 and hangs out with Alex Jones, I consider Doug Stanhope to be a better candidate than neo-cons Root and Moriarty.

  4. Joey Dauben Says:

    Hah, I like how this topic went from Lance Brown to Stanhope.

    Wayne Root would decimate a field of candidates if he were to run in a minor-party slot.

  5. Chris Moore Says:

    “Wayne Root would decimate a field of candidates”

    If it wasn’t for the fact that no one knows who the hell Wayne Root is; and those that do know of him know that he is a slick con man; and that NO pro-war candidate will win the 2008 LP Presidential nomination; and NO candidate with strong Republican ties (short of Ron Paul), who has openly declared his intention to strengthen the Republican Party, will ever come close to sniffing the LP nomination.

    I would have no problem betting that Root will NOT be the LP nominee. Hell, even Wayne Root could probably pick that one right.

  6. Eric Dondero Says:

    Root just confirmed for both the California LP Convention in March, and the LP National Conference of State Chairs in Orlando for April.

    You’ve got to be living under a rock to not know who Wayne Root is. Or, a Geeky non-Sports guy Libertarian.

    And FYI, Jake Wittmer, the Libertarian Party’s Number One Petitioner is one of Root’s most enthusiastic backers. Wittmer’s endorsement is a huge positive for Wayne Root. But he also has other hardcore LPer backers like LNC Rep. Scott Lieberman of San Jose, and Orange County LP Chairman Bruce Cohen.

    And there are many Libertarian Party members who are Pro-Defense/Anti-Islamo-Fascist. Being a member of the LP does not mean that one needs to be a girly man wussy Islamo-Fascist lover.

  7. Jason Gatties Says:

    Again Eric is completely off base. I am a HUGE sports nut, infact if you visit my blog on a regular basis, you would figure that out quickly. I enjoy sports betting, especially betting on UFC fights. And being the huge sports nut that I am, I had no clue who Wayne Root was. I knew who Charles Jay was prior to him running for the PCP nomination in 2004. Thought that was kinda cool, but I have no clue who Wayne Root is.

    So…I went to our local sports bar (hardcore sports fans there) and asked around. Of the 40 people I asked, 1 knew who Wayne Root was and the other “thought he had heard of him”

    Eric, you are complete delusional. Nobody knows who he is. You should continue to promote him as much as you can because clearly you are way off base.

  8. Eric Dondero Says:

    Umm, okay. Since he’s a Nobody and all, I guess that what explains the fact that he’s been on Fox News, Fox Sports, ABC Sports, ESPN, CSNBC, HBO, and numerous other networks in the last few months commenting on Sports and Politics.

    Guess that explains why Ladbrokes.com, the largest sports betting network in the world, features him on a regular basis.

    Tell ya what. Take the Wayne Root Media Tour, now up on my web site at www.mainstreamlibertarian.com. Then take a tour of Wayne’s photo gallery over at www.millionairerepublican.com

    Then report back to me, and tell me to my face that Wayne Root is a “Nobody.”

  9. Eric Dondero Says:

    Root just pretty much announced his intentions to run for President on the Libertarian ticket for 2008 on BlogTalkRadio.com tonight, on the “Libertarian Politics Live” Show. He was very entertaining, pumped up, and informative.

    I’ve seen 6 LP Presidential candidates in my lifetime, from David Bergland to Ron Paul all the way to Michael Badnarik.

    Root is clearly heads above all of them, in communication abilities, style and substance.

    www.blogtalkradio.com

  10. Trent Hill Says:

    What? Did you just compare a BOOKIE to Ron Paul?

    Your speaking priveleges have been revoked Dondero, sorry.

    Eric, the fact that he has been on those shows doesn’t mean ANYTHING.
    Do you know who Greg Illes is?

    OMG YOU DONT!? But he has like 40 books, and has been on NBC,ABC,FOX,CBS,and the BBC! He’s done radio shows, TV shows, book signings. He’s a celebrity in the world of…ummm…Christian-influenced Novels.

    Remove head from sphincter,then speak.

  11. Eric Dondero Says:

    Very clever tactic to avoid the question. Again, would you compare a Michael Badnarik, George Phillies, or Steve Kubby who have never appeared on any of those networks, with a Wayne Root who has?

    I served as Ron Paul’s Personal Travel Aide/Advance Man in his 1987/88 Libertarian Presidential Campaign. I’ve also served as 1976 Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Roger MacBride’s Personal Political Advisor for 5 years, 1991-95. I’ve had dinner with Ed Clark. I’ve met David Bergland. I’ve briefly met Michal Badnarik. I knew Andre Marrou quite well and have met him on numerous occasions at LP events.

    The only LP Presidential candidates I’ve never met in person were Harry Browe, and John Hospers.

    I can tell you with absolute certainty that Wayne Allyn Root has ten times the ability of any of them in personal speaking style, communications skills, and most assuredly television charisma. He would be absolutely the best Libertarian Party Presidential candidate ever.

    And yes, he’d be a heluva lot better than my dour, somewhat cranky old boss Ron Paul.

  12. Jackcjackson Says:

    I don’t agree with Dondero often, but I agree that Root is reasonably well known. He makes a lot of TV appearances, has written several books,etc. I have seen him on cable several times both in interviews and his own sports betting shows. He is the founder of a public traded company Winning Edge International and has his Wning Edge show.

    I think I even had one of his books when I was 9 or 10. He has been around a long time.

    I really can’t comment on his prospects, but considering the current political climate concerning online gambling and all the Republican BS, I think it’s pretty cool to have a “Millionaire Republican” bookie defect to the LP- if that’s what he’s doing. And I really can’t fathom why any real libertarian would have a problem with a “bookie” anyway.

  13. Eric Dondero Says:

    Thanks.

    You should know that Wayne Root just announced for President on the Libertarian ticket on my Top Ten Blog Talk Radio Show “Libertarian Politics Live.” Over 2000 shows on Blog Talk, and they have chosen to feature my show today, with a front home page photo of Wayne Root talking about his announcement. I’m thrilled!

    You can check it out at www.blogtalkradio.com. Just click on the link and it will take you directly to the show. You can listen to Wayne being interviewed by my Co-Host Andre Traversa.

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