Archive for September, 2007

Clymer attends Counsel for National Policy Meeting

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

The meeting of about 50 leaders, including Focus on the Family’s James Dobson, the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins and former presidential candidate Gary Bauer, who called in by phone, took place at the Grand America Hotel during a gathering of the Council for National Policy, a powerful shadow group of mostly religious conservatives. James [...]

An Amusing Comment from Harry Browne on the Greens and Ralph Nader

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

I was looking for a quote from Andre Marrou earlier this evening and I wound up stumbling onto this item from a 1996 edition of LP News. Here’s the link along with a few amusing quotes and observations…

http://www.lp.org/lpn/9612-Browne.html

Basically they say that Harry Browne’s showing of about 470,000 was a disappointment but a good [...]

WV Secretary of State Grapples with Partisan Affiliation of Presidential Candidates

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

From Ballot Access News…

Since 1991, West Virginia has had an election law that says candidates (other than independent candidates) must be registered members of the party that nominates them. On September 17, the West Virginia Secretary of State’s office informed the Mountain Party that if it wants to nominate a presidential candidate in 2008, that [...]

Ron Paul Blows Past $1 Million in Six Days!

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

The Ron Paul campaign set out to raise $500,000 in the final seven days of the reporting period that ends on September 30th.

They reached their initial goal in about three days and enlarged their goal to $1,000,000 by Sunday at midnight. With 23 hours remaining, the Paul campaign has now raised $1,025,000… and the [...]

Steve Kubby Airing Unique Online Video Presentation

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

It looks like the promised video from the Steve Kubby campaign is more than just an advertisement. It’s now going to be a serialized program using flash animation and utilizing a rather unique fundraising concept. One can view Episode One on Kubby’s site here or use the YouTubed version below.

Some Old Ron Paul Interviews from 1988

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

Ron Paul being interviewed as the Libertarian nominee on a television program during the 1988 Presidential campaign…

Libertarian nominee Ron Paul appears on the absolutely insane Morton Downey, Jr. program and engages in a heated “debate” with the host…

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Draft Nader Folks Hiring Organizers

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

According to the following story from Fox News, there have been Craigslist ads sprouting up in Iowa and New Hampshire to seek organizers and interns for a Ralph Nader Democratic Caucus Draft Committee.

There may be a new effort to woo the man who has been called both a “political spoiler” and “maverick” into running for [...]

Scontras for Congress speaks at Constitution Party of Maine meeting

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Dean Scontras, candidate for US House of Representatives in Maine’s 1st Congressional District, spoke at the Constitution Party of Maine’s meeting on September 22nd:

Source: Constitution Party of Maine

Corsi: ‘Why I am not a Republican’

Friday, September 28th, 2007

An excellent article by Constitution Party member, and author, Jerome R. Corsi…

“In a heated conversation at the Friday banquet of Phyllis Schalfly’s Eagle Council meeting in St. Louis last week, Jed Babbin, editor of Human Events, repeated accusations that I am a “black helicopter Internet conspiracy theorist” for arguing that the Bush administration is pursing [...]

Arkansas Greens submit petition

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Ballot Access News

On September 26, the Arkansas Green Party turned in 17,197 signatures. Assuming there are at least 10,000 valid signatures, the Green Party will then be a qualified party in Arkansas, able to nominate for all partisan office in the state, by convention.

The Arkansas Libertarian Party expects to turn in its presidential party petition [...]

Ron Paul Fundraising Explodes; Success Could Dramatically Alter the GOP Race

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Congressman and former Libertarian nominee Ron Paul’s long-shot bid for President is picking up some legitimate steam. At the end of the last fundraising quarter the Paul campaign had raised a total of $3 million and ended the period with $2.4 million of that on hand. These were impressive numbers that forced [...]

Our Interview with Bob Bingham, CEO of Unity08

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Third Party Watch: Can you tell me a little bit of general background information about the Unity08 project?

Bob Bingham: Unity08 is a movement to renew our independence from the polarized politics in Washington. Unity08 will put forth a unity ticket of a Republican/Democrat/independent with a running mate from another party on the ballot in all [...]

Constitution Party On The Air

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Dear Members and Friends:

Listen up. Pay attention. Your Country and State depend upon it.

We are now on the air weekly – once with me and once with National CP Communications Director Mary Starrett.

We are holding our first weekly Thursday night conference call tonight – TODAY - at 7:30 PM. Join me LIVE as I talk [...]

Campaign Message from Don Grundmann

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

The Constitution recently sent out this message from their presidential candidate Don Grundmann:

New Vision for America
Dear Constitutionalist :

The essense of a campaign is communication – to put forth a vision and the ideas to impliment it. As a true confession I have been delinquent to you in my communications for while I have [...]

Wayne Allyn Root’s Campaign Video

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

This is a fairly impressive video that makes an effective case for Wayne Allyn Root’s presidential campaign.

Daniel Imperato has been traveling and campaigning quite a bit, but attracting very little support. With Steve Kubby seemingly inactive since his quasi-endorsement of Ron Paul, Wayne Root and George Phillies appear to be the most credible candidates [...]

Alaskan Independence Party asks Court to let it exclude disloyal members from running in its Primaries

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

From Ballot Acess News…

Back in 2006, the Alaskan Independence Party filed a federal lawsuit, arguing that it has a constitutional right to prevent people who are registered as members of that party from running in the party’s primary, if those individuals have shown themselves disloyal to the party. The party lost the case in U.S. [...]

Interview with Dick Randolph

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

TPW blogger Trent Hill recently did an interview with former Alaskan State Legislator Dick Randolph, who was elected as both a Republican and a Libertarian.

During the interview, Randolph endorsed Ron Paul for the Presidency of the United States.

“I enthusiastically support Dr. Ron Paul’s effort to become the next President of the United States because he [...]

Ron Paul Supporters Blanket Jacksonville

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

A few weeks back the city of Jacksonville was blanketed with these strange “Ron Paul Revolution” banners. I would have taken photos, but my camera was broken at the time. It was quite a sight though, and got the Paul folks some local media coverage.

Now, a video has popped up on YouTube that [...]

Frank McEnulty to Seek NAIP Nomination

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

Independent candidate Frank McEnulty has announced he will now seek the nomination of the New American Independent Party.

The official press release follows…

The New American Independent Party is proud to announce today that 2008 Independent Presidential Candidate Frank McEnulty will be formally seeking the New American Independent party nomination.

New American Independent Party Chairman Michael Thompson stated, [...]

Eagle-Tribune article on independents in the 5th District (Mass.) congressional race

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

ANDOVER - Patrick Murphy only half jokes as he talks about being tired of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for dinner – a pitfall of funding your own campaign.

Kurt Hayes has had a commercial in his head for a while now, but no money to fund it.

“I just need someone to donate studio time and [...]

Michael Heit pleads guilty to veteran fraud

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

. . . Former Army Spc. Michael Heit, a former chairman of the Constitution Party of Montana who ran for a seat in the state legislature, pleaded guilty to two counts of filing false DD-214s to VA and the Military Order of the Purple Heart in 2005.

The forged discharge documents claimed Heit was a decorated [...]

Oregon Constitution Party leaders to speak at “Believers Against the War” Fall Forum

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

When: Thursday, October 18, 2007
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: Christ Community Church, 22100 SW Grahams Ferry Road, Tualatin, Oregon

Speakers:

Bill Olson, the Salvation Army “What is peace?”

Tim Titrud, 911 Truth Portland, “How did we get into this war?”

Bob Ekstrom, Institute on the Constitution leader, former CPO Chairman, “Why is this war unconstitutional?”

David [...]

Where’s Gene Chapman?

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

Whatever happened to Gene Chapman, the IRS protester who is/was vying for the Libertarian and Constitution Party nominations?

Has he come to the realization that he will not capture either nomination? Perhaps he could be Daniel Imperato’s running mate.

CP Convention plans announced

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

The Constitution Party, the fastest-growing and largest third party based on voter registration (Ballot Access News) will nominate a presidential candidate at its convention in Kansas City, MO, April 22-27, 2008.

“There is little appreciable difference between the two parties that control government. Voters seeking a return to limited, constitutional government would not have a choice [...]

Pennsylvanians, others will rally outside U.S. Supreme Court on decision day

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Ballot Access News

On September 24 (Monday), the U.S. Supreme Court will hold an internal, private conference, to decide which cases to accept. On the agenda is consideration of the Pennsylvania ballot access case, Rogers v Cortes, 06-1721. The Court probably won’t announce what it has decided until a week later, October 1, the first day [...]