Archive for May, 2008

Third Party Political Cartoon of the Day

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

H/T to Serf City

Green Party’s Kennedy running for Senate

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

Arkansas Green Party an overnight success started years ago..

Ron Paul comments on Bob Barr

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

From Newsweek:

What are your feelings toward [Libertarian nominee] Bob Barr?

We’re pretty friendly. We’re allies, he’s a good friend. He has called me a couple times recently, so it’s very cordial.

Even though he has been targeting your supporters?

I can’t blame him. I’m sure that’s his goal. [Laughs]

What’s your relationship like with McCain?

It pretty much doesn’t exist. [...]

a philosophical challenge…

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

...from crispin sartwell

...about anarchism.

Green Party South Carolina

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

Green Party South Carolina protesting Bush visit to Furman University

Green Party Montana State Convention

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

Green Party Montana State Convention starts at noon in Missoula

Message from Tom Knapp for Congress

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

http://www.tomknappforcongress.com

Dear friends and supporters,

I recently visited Denver as a delegate to our party’s national convention, at which we nominated Bob Barr for President of the United States. Congressman Barr’s running mate is businessman Wayne Allyn Root. Between now and November, I’ll be working hard to earn
your vote for our presidential ticket as well as for [...]

Roundup of Calls For LP Unity (and Divorce)

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

Tom Knapp declares that the Barr/Root victory in Denver “was as accurate a reflection of the desires of the party’s membership as our processes were able to produce”, and says the ticket deserves a clean slate and to be supported until and unless it gives reason not to be. Steve Kubby is making [...]

Green Party’s Wonder Woman

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Green Party’s Wonder Woman

Bob Barr Cites Need for Military Strength and Foreign Restraint

Friday, May 30th, 2008

From the Barr 2008 Presidential Campaign:

Senators Barack Obama and John McCain have been trading charges over whether talking to Iran would be appeasement, notes Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party candidate for president. But “the issue is not talking, but talking from a position of strength and not expecting too much in return,” he says. [...]

Nader wants to know why McCain, Obama and Clinton haven’t signed onto Cluster Ban Bill

Friday, May 30th, 2008

From Nader for President 2008:

Presidential candidate Ralph Nader wants to know why Senators McCain, Obama and Clinton have not signed onto legislation, S. 594, introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein, that would serve as a de facto ban on the use and export of nearly all of the one billion cluster bombs in the U.S. Stockpile.

The [...]

Bob Barr Comments on Huckabee’s Version of Reagan’s Vision

Friday, May 30th, 2008

From the Barr 2008 Presidential Campaign:

In a widely quoted online interview posted yesterday on the Huffington Post, former Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR), a former Republican presidential primary contender, blamed the recent Republican losses in special elections on what he termed a “new brand of libertarianism, which is social liberalism and economic conservatism, but it’s [...]

2008 Constitution Party Ballot Access Map

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Kudos to Glaivester for this:

10 Reforms That Would Improve American Government Immediately

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Steve Shives, in American Chronicle, includes in his wish-list two reforms related to third parties. One of them is:

Give minor party candidates access to federal election campaign funds equal to those received by Republican and Democratic candidates

With term limits, the problem of federal elected officials spending more time running for re-election rather than doing [...]

Bob Barr Comments on California Home Schooling Case

Friday, May 30th, 2008

From the Bob Barr 2008 Presidential Committee:

The right of parents to home school their children is under attack in California, warns Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party candidate for president. A state appellate court is preparing to hear oral arguments in a case in which the trial judge ruled that parents had no constitutional right [...]

Why the Mainstream Media Don’t Cover Third Parties

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Here is the answer from the Washington Post’s Paul Kane:

Belfast, Maine: In the coming weeks there will be many days when there’s little real political news about the Republicans or Democrats to report. Any chance that one of The Post’s political staff might do a piece on what the Green Party, for example, is up [...]

Green Party’s Kent Mesplay on McClellan Memoir

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Horray for whistle-blowers.

Green Party Hollywood Veteran & Presidential Candidate

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

The Green Party’s Jesse Johnson, seeking the Green’s presidential nomination, is a veteran Hollywood actor, writer, producer, and documentarian.

Green Party Presidential race

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Cynthia Mckinney leads in delegates, it ain’t over yet, and Green Party round up

What a three-party system might look like on Election Day

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

This doesn’t take into account that Maine and Nebraska use proportional representation, but it sure is a fun picture to imagine. With no candidate earning the magic 270 electoral votes, the decision is made by the House of Representatives. This should provide every reason in the world for Libertarians to run for Congress. [...]

Libertarian Party Takes on Huckabee

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

FROM THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY:

Huckabee is right: Libertarianism is a threat to Republican hypocrisy

Party responds to former GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee’s comments about the “threat” of libertarianism

Washington, D.C. – In a recent interview with Huffington Post contributor Will Mari, former GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee called libertarianism “not an American message,” stating libertarianism was [...]

LP Presidential Debates

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

In case you missed it, or wish to watch it again, here is the footage of the 2008 Libertarian Party presidential debate.

Part I:

Part II:

A tip of the hat to Hardy.

Nader to talk about Iraq

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

From Nader for President 2008:

Who: Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader
What: Press Conference
When: Friday, May 30, 3:30 PM
Where: Legislative Hall, Dover (front steps) 411 Legislative Ave, Dover, DE 19901

In June 2004, Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader wrote to President George W. Bush requesting that he provide the American public with a full accounting of American [...]

Huckabee: Ain’t no room for small-government types in the GOP

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Mike Huckabee seems to be freaking out a bit about libertarianism. From HuffPo:

Republicans need to be Republicans. The greatest threat to classic Republicanism is not liberalism; it’s this new brand of libertarianism, which is social liberalism and economic conservatism, but it’s a heartless, callous, soulless type of economic conservatism because it says “look, we [...]

Chuck Baldwin Responds to Troothers

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Constitution Party Presidential Nominee Chuck Baldwin addresses 9/11 Truth questions:

Looks like the Troofers have their man.