Archive for June, 2007

Nader to Speak on Ballot Access at National Green Party Meeting

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Ballot Access News

The Green Party is holding a national conference in Reading, Pensylvania, on July 14. Ralph Nader will be one of the speakers. He reportedly will talk about the decision of the Pennsylvania State Courts to require candidates in 2004 and 2006 to pay between $80,000 and $90,000 in costs for having tried to [...]

Going Down with the Ship

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Perhaps the future has much in store for the GOP, as told by this article by Michael Reagan of Human Events OnLine…

The S.S. GOP is sinking fast, and it looks like Skipper Bush is going down with his ship.

That’s only fair—after all, he’s the one who torpedoed his own ship with the immigration-reform-bill warhead. Not [...]

Bloomberg Leaves GOP

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

It’s official rumor-mongering: Bloomberg has left the GOP in preparation for a Unity ‘08 candidacy for president.

Reuters article on possible Bloomberg candidacy

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg may have what it takes to run a strong third-party presidential bid, the subject of growing talk, but the odds of winning are practically nil, experts say.

While Bloomberg has the money, name recognition and experience, the experts said political conditions would have to be just right [...]

Latest Phillies ‘08 News

Monday, June 18th, 2007

I’m still thinking he should hijack the Philadelphia Phillies logo and use it as his own:

Phillies 2008 welcomes J. Scott Lewis, a Faculty member at Urbana University in Ohio, as Ohio State Coordinator. The campaign equally welcomes Maria Folsom of East Glacier Park as Montana State Coordinator.

Phillies 2008 is on the move! Friday, June 22, [...]

Work within the UN?

Monday, June 18th, 2007

Should libertarians, independents and Constitution-minded folks try to sway UN policies? Or should we spin our wheels to try to get the US out of the UN?

I ask because a UN official recently blamed the genocide in Darfur (Sudan) on “global warming,” and I immediately thought, “what BS. We should try to reform that organization.”

What [...]

Third Partying On Hold?

Monday, June 18th, 2007

I attended a Ron Paul MeetUp Saturday in Plano. Sixty people packed a library conference room for about two hours. That’s 60 more than a George Phillies, Steve Kubby(hole) or Jerome Corsi campaign MeetUp can attract. Perhaps the campaigns should put on hold their operations for a while to allow for the activism to spill [...]

Who the hell is G.E. Smith?

Monday, June 18th, 2007

Austin’s advertisements are working. I noticed the G.E. Smith for President ad on the right-hand sidebar, and browsed the site of yet another candidate for the LP’s presidential nomination. This guy has some serious policy positions—it sounds very intelligent—kinda wordy—but overall, this guy would be someone to have on say, a legislative affairs or policy [...]

W. Virginia Libertarian Party on ‘life support’

Monday, June 18th, 2007

No one has sung any eulogies yet, because the Libertarian Party in West Virginia hasn’t quite exhaled its final gasp of air.

For all practical purposes, however, the Libertarians, unable to maintain ballot status, are struggling to survive.

“We’re not dead yet,” media coordinator Richard Kerr of Morgantown said.

“But we’re trying to be resuscitated. We’re on life [...]

Local political parties cater to surfers, poor people and even some new Whigs

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

Nationalism and the spirit of independence also provide a recurring theme. Along with the American Poor People Party, there’s America First Party of Florida, the American Party of Florida, and the American Reform Party of Florida. The Veterans Party of America, Union of North America Party and Sovereign American Party all appear as [...]

Democrat and Republican Affiliation Drops While Libertarian Party Numbers Surge

Saturday, June 16th, 2007

At a time when Libertarian Party membership continues to rise, a recent Rasmussen Report survey indicates that Republican Party affiliation continues to decline while Democratic Party affiliation is decreasing, as well.

Republican numbers have been dropping since the November 2004 elections and they continue to decrease with no bottom in sight. For the last four [...]

Connecticut for Lieberman Party calls on Lieberman to resign

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

According to the Connecticut Post, Connecticut for Lieberman Party Chairman John Orman called Tuesday for Sen. Joe Lieberman to resign, saying his advocacy of a military strike against Iran could explode into a global conflict. “He has crossed the line,” said Orman, a professor of politics at Fairfield University. “His unilateral warmongering could lead to [...]

(Some) Prohibitionists Nominate Dodge

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

The split in the Prohibition Party continues, and earlier this week one faction picked a Presidential ticket. From Ballot Access News…

The faction of the Prohibition Party that recognizes Earl Dodge as national chairman held its national presidential convention on June 12 in Arvada, Colorado, at a church. Delegates from three states were in attendance. [...]

Imperato to dine with George W?

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

Is this even true?

008 Independent Libertarian Presidential Candidate Daniel Imperato to attend 2007 NRCC President’s Dinner with George W. Bush

Washington D.C. 6/13/07- As a gesture for multipartisan relations, 2008 Independents Libertarian Presidential Candidate Daniel Imperato has agreed to attend the 2008 NRCC (National Republican Congressional Committee) President’s Dinner with United States President George W. Bush.

Tonight’s [...]

Two Libertarians elected to state party posts

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

HARRISBURG – Two Clarion County men have been elected to the leadership of the Pennsylvania Libertarian Party at its state convention in Harrisburg last month.

Mik Robertson of Licking Township was elected state chair, and Berlie Etzel of Ashland Township was elected Western Vice-Chair.

Both are elected municipal officials; Robertson is a Licking Township supervisor and Etzel [...]

Constitution Party activity revs up in Louisiana…

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

More from Gary Odom…

After attending the triumphant 2007 Texas Constitution Party on Saturday, your field director made tracks eastward to Baton Rouge for a meeting with Constitution Party activists in Louisiana Sunday afternoon.

I am happy to report that definite progress is being made in the bayou state. A state organizing convention is [...]

Libertarian Politics Live!

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

I’ll be on the radio tonight with Andre Traversa, filling in for Eric Dondero. Listen live at 9:30 p.m. CST or download the podcast an hour after the show: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/libertarian

I’ll be co-hosting that show from now until Eric decides to come back. Listener call-in number is: (646) 915-9887

A Spectacular Show in Texas!

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

This was a email from CP Field Director Gary Odom…

Hats off to Chairman Bryan Malatesta’s Constitution Party of Texas organization for the absolutely outstanding job it did in putting on the 2007 Texas Constitution Party Conference at the Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park Convention Center this past Saturday, June 9! The conference was a [...]

Green Party attacks Democrats

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

The Green Party is getting inceasingly angered by the Democrats refusal to end the war. They now call the Democratic Party a “lost cause”.

Green Party leaders, preparing for the party’s 2007 national meeting in Reading, Pennsylvania, July 12-15, called the Democratic Party a lost cause for Americans who oppose the Iraq War, and [...]

Happy Father’s Day from the Communist Party USA

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

FATHER’S DAY FOR THE CUBAN 5!! SEE THE ATTACHED LETTER!!

Join The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5’s
Father’s Day for the Cuban 5 Initiative. Starting from
Monday June 11th-Sunday June 17th (Father’s Day) we are
calling on people to fax or mail out this letter to Louise
Arbour The High Commissioner of Human Rights of [...]

Pat Buchanan, Ron Paul, and Tucker Carlson to start a new party?

Monday, June 11th, 2007

During an appearance on Tucker Carlson’s show, Pat Buchanan discussed the possibility of starting a new political party with Ron Paul if Giuliani wins the Republican nomination.

Jore-Endorsed ex-CPer to run for TX House

Sunday, June 10th, 2007

Larry Kilgore, the lightning rod Constitution Party chairman-turned-Republican, who finished second in the gubernatorial primary (50,000 votes; 8%) to Gov. Rick Perry, has announced that he will run for Texas House District 93, a post he ran for several years ago as a Republican against then-incumbent Toby Goodman, securing 40% of the vote. District 93 [...]

Irish PM’s party says Green coalition in reach

Friday, June 8th, 2007

A coalition deal between Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern’s centrist Fianna Fail and the Green Party is “very, very possible”, a minister in Ahern’s outgoing government said on Wednesday.

Support for Fianna Fail held steady in a May 24 general election meaning Ahern is almost certain to clinch a third successive term but backing for [...]

Independence Party supports Brooks & Green

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and District Attorney Mike Green received the endorsement Monday of the county’s Independence Party, the third-largest party in the county.

The endorsement of Brooks, a Republican, and Green, a Democrat, shows that the party is working to endorse candidates from both sides of the aisle, something it has been criticized for [...]

Arkansas CP website up and running

Friday, June 8th, 2007

The reorganized Constitution Party affiliate in Arkansas has their website up and running now. The new affiliate is chaired by Tom Mayfield. The ARCP is also looking to field candidates next year.