Archive for June, 2007

New Blog: Steve Gordon Unleashed

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

Steve Gordon has a new blog, Gordon Unleashed.

Check it out. His first post is a general plea to end the circular firing squad method of resolving problems within the LP.

Your Party, Your Principles

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

A cross section of nationally known political and economic analysts will gather in Las Vegas during Independence week at Freedom Fest to consider a variety of issues including illegal immigration and the future of party politics.

The Constitution Party, the third largest party based on voter registrations, will be represented at the event; significant in light [...]

Louisiana Constitution Party website is up and running!

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

From CP Field Director, Gary Odom…

Take a look at the new, well designed website promoting our new Constitution Party organization in Louisiana. The most significant news in Louisiana is that they will be holding an organizational meeting on August 4. (See this website for details)

If you have friends, family or associates who live in [...]

Legal Tangle: Two Federal Courts Disagree on Who Is Reform Party National Treasurer

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Ballot Access News

As earlier noted, a federal court jury in Tallahassee, Florida, ruled on June 25 that the O’Hara/Martin faction of the national Reform Party is the true Reform Party. The O’Hara/Martin faction’s National Treasurer was Lee Dilworth in the recent past, and is now Barbara Del Washer.

But in the lawsuit Federal Election Commission v [...]

Iowa Voter Registration Case Finally Over

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Ballot Access News

On June 27, the lawsuit filed by the Iowa Libertarian and Green Parties in 2005 was finally settled, without any need for a judicial decision. The State has agreed to let voters register into any unqualified party that (1) submits 850 signatures; (2) has placed candidates on the ballot in the last ten [...]

John Lofton interviews Jerome Corsi

Friday, June 29th, 2007

John Lofton, campaign manager of the Constitution Party’s 2004 presidential candidate Michael Peroutka, recently interviewed Jerome Corsi. Dr. Corsi recently joined the Constitution Party and is being drafted by the National Veterans Coalition to run for President of the United States. During the interview Dr. Corsi discusses his political philosophy, abortion, homosexual marriage, [...]

Bloomberg Polling 17%

Friday, June 29th, 2007

For a guy not even in the race, this is pretty good. That’s according to CNN, btw.

LP 2008: Learning from 2004

Friday, June 29th, 2007

When doing a bit of research on Joe Seahusen – the ex-LP national director and current Ron Paul Iowa coordinator – I came across a very informative, 30-minute read on Carol Moore’s website. I really don’t know who Carol Moore is, but her site from the 2004 LP presidential convention is rife with lots of [...]

WAR Wins LP Debate

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

I’m listening to the Third Party Debate right now and two things come to mind: (a) George Phillies is the stereotypical Star Trek-attending, computer nerd libertarian; he sounds so nerdy. Outright nerdy. (b) Wayne Allyn Root owned that debate.

Even the host—what is he, 12?—said in his follow-up show today that WAR won the debate. “The [...]

Steve Gordon Leaving LP HQ

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

Just received this email from Stephen Gordon earlier today. This might be old news, but honestly it’s the very first I’ve heard of it.

Dear Friend,

As many of you are aware, I’ve resigned my position as Political Director of the Libertarian Party in DC. After my departure tomorrow night, the appropriate person to [...]

Third Party Debate Tonight…

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

As you may have noticed, one of our sponsors is holding an online debate tonight. Scheduled to participate are: Wayne Allyn Root, Steve Kubby, George Phillies, Alan Augustson, and Kat Swift.

Check it out here at 7pm Eastern time.

SIP Chair Appointed to Board

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

There’s a Texas chapter of the Southern Independence Party? And the chairman was recently appointed to the Lancaster Airport Board (I’m about 15 minutes south of Lancaster):

JOYCE APPOINTED TO A LOCAL OFFICE

July 15, 2004

Dennis Joyce a local Confederate American Patriot and retired serviceman has been appointed to the Lancaster (TX) Airport Commission. Lancaster sent out [...]

WAR the Front-Runner in LP Race?

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

Wayne Allyn Root has been tagged with the label of “front-runner” on you-know-who’s blog.

Kilgore for U.S. Senate

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

Larry Kilgore, the former Dallas County Constitution Party chair who was (more or less) relieved of his duties for publicly supporting the death penalty for homosexuals, is now aiming his sights on the Texas GOP U.S. Senate primary against freshman incumbent John Cornyn, R-San Antonio. Kilgore, who is endorsed by Montana CP legislator Rick Jore [...]

TX Poll: Paul @ 6%

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

The work of libertarians and independents alike has obviously fueled Ron Paul’s rise in Texas. Let’s keep that up.

Source: DallasBlog.com

And big news from the British press: McCain could soon be dropping out—what’s that say for libertarian open-doorers?

Supreme Court’s Slap of McCain-Feingold

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

So yesterday’s rulings from the Supreme Court will be discussed tonight on Libertarian Politics Live! at 10 p.m. Central Standard Time. We’ll have the Wisconsin Right to Life on for the first half-hour to discuss the campaign message-shaking rulings that affect groups such as the RTL, and then the last half-hour there will be discussions [...]

Bloomberg Could Have “Perot” Effect

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

New CNN poll shows:
41% – Clinton
38% – Giuliani
17% – Bloomberg

These are pretty good polling numbers for Mayor Bloomberg, so far in advance of the election. Bloomberg could spend over a billion dollars of his own money on a campaign, so starting out at 17% is actually a very nice place to be.

I think it’s [...]

Green Party ‘Excited’ Over Paul

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

The latest news from the Dallas Green Party chapter, c/o a Libertarian who attended the meeting:

I went to the meetup of the Dallas area Green Party. They were very
nice people and we saw eye to eye on a lot of issues. They apparently
are good friends with libertarians. I explained Ron Paul’s positions
to [...]

CPTX To Protest Amnesty Bill

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

The latest from the Constitution Party of Texas:

View online at http://cptexas.org/list/view_newsletter.asp?ID=103

Dear Members:

We are the only Pro-American, Pro-law political party! See our Resolution against Amnesty here!

We are the only Party calling for Securing our Borders!

Whacha’ doin Saturday?

Mowing the grass?

Watching baseball?

Eating apple pie?

Driving that Chevy all over town?

Taking a nap?

Article 1, Section 8 of the federal Constitution [...]

WAR: Bloomberg ‘bland’

Monday, June 25th, 2007

The latest blog posting by Libertarian Party presidential candidate (and future nominee if you people were smart) Wayne Allyn Root discusses the Bloomberg candidacy, among other things (quick: name the only other independent/third party candidate able to raise and spend as much money as Bloomberg; hint: it ain’t Kubby or Phillies)

The Alabama LP Convention…

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

This is an interesting account of the recent Alabama Libertarian Party state convention, at which Daniel Imperato and George Phillies spoke. It sounds like people are starting to realize what a complete nutball Imperato is, which is a positive sign.

It’s just unfortunate that so much of the article was devoted to him and not [...]

Nader ‘Respects’ Ron Paul

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Politics1.com is a site I read religiously, and there is speculation that Ralph Nader, who said he “respects” Ron Paul, could be gearing up for another independent run:

[Politics1.com] NADER: Consumer advocate Ralph Nader (I-CT) is again sounding like a probable White House candidate. In a series of media interviews on Wednesday and Thursday, the 73-year-old [...]

Ex-LP Director Seehausen Iowa for Paul Coordinator

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Libertarian Politics Live! – aka Eric Dondero’s show that I’m currently helping co-host – had former Ron Paul staffer Jason Stoddard on, and the news from the show was interesting: Joe Seehausen, former Libertarian Party national director (correct me if I’m wrong, folks), has been hired as one of two full-time Ron Paul for President [...]

Bloomberg says he is not eyeing White House

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Wednesday he was not a candidate for U.S. president in 2008 despite speculation he quit the Republican party to prepare to run as an independent.

A day after announcing he was no longer a Republican, Bloomberg, 65, reiterated he intends to serve as mayor until the end of his [...]

$4 Billion and a Free Lunch

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

The Constitution Party joins Americans across party lines in expressing indignation at President Bush’s heavy-handed attempts to force passage of a dangerous and unwanted immigration bill (S1348) even after the bill was rejected and encourages vigilance as this bill is “revived.”

The so-called Kyl-Kennedy bill contains provisions for granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens and [...]