Archive for March, 2008

Nader campaign: “No man is above or beyond the rule of law!”

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

From the Ralph Nader campaign:

Declaring President George W. Bush the most impeachable president in American history, the Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader summoned the Democratic Congress to live up to its oath of office to uphold the Constitution. In a letter to U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Mr. Nader laid bare the compelling [...]

Root media update

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

From the Root campaign:

Libertarian Presidential Candidate Wayne Allyn Root continues to attract mainstream media across the country. Root will appear as a “newsmaker guest” live in-studio on WGN Morning News in Chicago on Friday April 4th during the 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM CST time slot. WGN Morning News is the number one rated morning [...]

Readers opine about TPW

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

From my e-mail:

My name is Teddy Fleck and am the Libertarian Candidate for Lt. Governor in Missouri. I have only been a Libertarian for a little over a year.A friend of mine turned me onto your site.Your site is the best third party place for up to date information I have seen. GREAT JOB.

Thank [...]

Utah: (Some) Big Ls v. Super Dell

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

As recently reported here at TPW, “Super Dell” Schanze, a colorful Salt Lake City personality, has filed paperwork with the state to run as the Libertarian Party’s candidate for governor. Apparently, however, Schanze is not universally popular with the party. From Salt Lake City Weekly:

Jim Dexter, a former Libertarian Party of Utah chairman … [...]

Reason on Bob Barr, Mike Gravel, Alan Keyes

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

I ran into Reason’s Dave Weigel at an event last night in DC. He asked the usual questions about Mike Gravel that I was getting from other members of the media yesterday, but he was insightful enough that we went into a greater level of details about the actual convention process than I generally [...]

Phillies on immigration policy

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

From the Phillies 2008 campaign:

Libertarian Presidential candidate George Phillies today called for an end to national quotas on immigration.

“We should not have one rule for people born in China and another rule for people born in Lichtenstein,” Phillies said. ” ‘National quotas’ are thinly disguised race quotas, with rules depending on the color of an [...]

Antiwar Radio Interview With Bob Barr Gets Noticed

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

By the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, among others.

Bob Barr Interview on Antiwar Radio

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Here is an archive of yesterday’s interview with Bob Barr on the Scott Horton Show on Antiwar Radio.

Name recognition, favorables and unfavorables of Libertarian Party presidential candidates

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

If all is going well, I’m currently on a plane en route to Washington, DC. I prefiled this article in order to help keep TPW flowing while I’m away. Hopefully, some of the other writers here will help pick up my slack until I return on Friday.

In addition to the data provided earlier [...]

Gravel to run as Libertarian

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

I just recieved this in an email.

Gravel For President 2008
A Personal Message from Mike Gravel

Dear friend,

I wanted to update you on my latest plans before news gets out. Today, I am announcing my plan to join the Libertarian Party, because the Democratic Party no longer represents my vision for our great country. I wanted my [...]

Keyes’ Frontpage

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Keyes’ frontpage now features three articles about him waging a third-party campaign under the banner of the Constitution Party. Additionally, he has the CP’s image beside it, and the Republican Elephant at the bottom of the page is now comically pictured as deceased.

LP statement on Mike Gravel joining the Libertarian Party

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

The Libertarian Party has issued a statement on the news broken at Third Party Watch that former Senator Mike Gravel has joined the LP.

“I’m joining the Libertarian Party because it is a party that combines a commitment to freedom and peace that can’t be found in the two major parties that control the government and [...]

Root to appear in-studio with Mancow this time

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

From the Root campaign:

Libertarian Presidential Candidate Wayne Allyn Root continues to attract more national media than any other third party Presidential candidate. On the heels of his appearance on The Mancow Show with Mancow Muller two weeks ago, Root has been invited as a guest on The Mancow Show again. This time Root will appear [...]

Mike Gravel joins Libertarian Party

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

I just got off the phone with Libertarian Party Executive Director Shane Cory and he confirms the following information: Former US Senator and Alaska House Speaker Mike Gravel has joined the Libertarian Party. Cory says he’ll provide more in a media release to be expected over the next few hours.

Gravel is currently one of [...]

Facebook offers wide variety of third party options

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

It used to be that one had the option of entering his or her political ideology (i.e. conservative, libertarian, progressive) in a Facebook profile. That option no longer exists, but one can now enter their respective political party affiliation—and there is an extensive list of parties from which one can choose. From the [...]

More on Mary Ruwart

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Libertarian philosopher (and homey) Roderick Long has neologized this term: Ruwarchy!

I note with interest that my old friend Mary Ruwart is entering the race for the LP nomination. Leaving aside the tangled question of whether electoral politics is an appropriate venue for libertarian activism (for the record, my view is that it shouldn’t be central [...]

Save America Summit

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

The Save America Summit is a recently spawned idea (And website) of a few prominent conservatives. These conservatives and constitutionalists are united in the effort to back a third-party candidacy against John McCain. Amongst the people involved are 6 radio talk show hosts, a tv talk show host, several big-name pastors, Chris Simcox, Alan Keyes, [...]

Munger’s Goal: Ballot Access Victory!

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

With the exception of presidentials, I typically don’t donate to LP political campaigns that aren’t “in it to win it.” However, campaigns with well established goals, business plans and timelines grab my attention. Here’s one I will be watching, as the goal is very concrete and should be attainable:

Mike Munger is running for [...]

Keyes Openly Courting Third-Party Idea

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Alan Keyes has really gone out on a limb, to the point of no return I think. In a recent WorldNetDaily article , Keyes stated that his campaign has focused on the traditional values of America, protecting marriage, life and the nation, and he said it isn’t an issue of his leaving the GOP, but [...]

Rick Jore’s Initiative: Part Deux

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Rick Jore is still hard at work on his constitutional initiative, CI-100, and appears to be making headway. He and his supporters have formed a group called Montana for Life. The amendment has recieved the endorsement of several Montana pro-life organizations, including Lutherans for Life of Montana, Pro-Life Montana, Operation Rescue, the American Life League, [...]

Notes from the Constitution Party

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

From CP National Field Director Gary Odom:

Ballot access in South Dokata:

The Constitution Party qualified for the 2008 ballot in South Dakota yesterday and is currently one of three political parties currently recognized in that state: South Dakota Secretary of State. Congratulations to Amy Willis, who coordinated the petition drive, and to [...]

Phillies to end H1-B quotas

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

From the Phillies 2008 campaign:

“In a high-tech world, America needs the best talent that money can buy,” said Libertarian Presidential candidate George Phillies. “A half century ago, during what was called the ‘brain drain,’ Europe’s best and brightest moved to America. This meant that our industries and universities benefited enormously from foreign excellence. Now more [...]

Palin Addresses AIP

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska addresses the Alaskan Independence Party at their state convention.

Former Congressman Bob Barr on Antiwar Radio Tuesday Morning

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Former U.S. Congressman and current Libertarian Party National Committeeman Bob Barr will be the featured guest on the Scott Horton Show at Antiwar Radio, 1:15PM Eastern. Bob Barr will be discussing his recent Washington Monthly article, No Torture, No Exceptions.Barr currently serves as a board member of the National Rifle Association, and has served as [...]

Three out of four prefer Restore ‘04

Monday, March 24th, 2008

There are a lot of people who would like to restore the 2004 version of the Libertarian Party platform. Party founder David Nolan sent me the following release pertaining to this issue:

Three of the Libertarian Party’s four leading candidates for the 2008 Presidential nomination have indicated their support for using the party’s 2004 platform [...]