Archive for August, 2008

Constitution Party on ballot in Massachusetts

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

The following is a letter to media by the Baldwin campaign’s Kevin Thompson:

Chuck Baldwin will be on the ballot in Massachusetts! It was my honor to be apart of this petition drive and help America realize there is a true conservative choice.

CPOMA Chairman Rich Selfridge is to commended as a patriot and a leader. [...]

Nader: 12 topics the Democrats will duck at their convention

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Nader presidential campaign:

August 25, 2008
www.votenader.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Marc Abizeid, 831-818-7736, marcabizeid@votenader.org, or; Chris Driscoll, 202-360-3273, chris@votenader.org

12 TOPICS DEMOCRATS WILL DUCK AT CONVENTION

The Democratic National Convention that gathers in Denver this week to nominate Barack Obama for president will be more like a coronation than a competition. Huzzahs, [...]

Barr: Two-party system has left U.S. in ‘constitutional wilderness’

Monday, August 25th, 2008

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution quotes Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr as stating that the current two-party political system has left Americans “wandering in a constitutional wilderness.”

“The government now wants to subject us to full-body X-rays just to board a plane,” said the former Republican congressman from Cobb County. “The only way you have to prevent [...]

Nader arrives in Denver to welcome the Democrats

Monday, August 25th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Nader presidential campaign:

August 24, 2008
www.votenader.org
For Immediate Release
Contact: 267-974-6097, Rob Socket, rob@votenader.org (Denver)
202-360-3273, Chris Driscoll, chris@votenader.org (Washington)

Nader Campaign on the Ground in Denver …

CAMPAIGN IN TOWN TO OPEN UP THE DEBATES WITH GIANT “OPEN THE DEBATESINFLATABLE PROPS AND A SUPER RALLY FEATURING SEAN PENN, VAL KILMER, TOM [...]

Nader runs in Oregon as candidate of new party

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Denver’s Rocky Mountain News reports that it appears Ralph Nader will be running for President in Oregon as the candidate of the newly organized Peace Party:

Don Hamilton, a spokesman for Secretary of State Bill Bradbury, said elections officials will review the party’s nomination on Monday, but “things look to be in order.”

Zogby: Barr has critical impact in battleground states

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Zogby’s Electoral College map now gives Obama 260 electoral votes (no longer a clear majority), McCain 173, and 105 Electoral College votes in 12 states that Zogby considers too close to call. Zogby adds:

The changes are the conclusions of a Zogby International analysis of new Zogby interactive polling in 10 battleground states conducted [...]

Ron Paul compares Bob Barr and Chuck Baldwin

Monday, August 25th, 2008

In a recent CNN interview with Wolf Blitzer, Ron Paul had kind words to say about Bob Barr…

I think [Bob Barr] is running a very important race, and I’m encouraging him. I haven’t endorsed him, but he’s saying the kind of things I like to hear said, and I hope he does real well

and about [...]

Whigs to run candidates in 2009

Monday, August 25th, 2008

The Whigs in Virginia blog reports that “the Modern Whig Party has announced in an email to its members that it will be adapting the movement’s longterm strategy to include 2009 state and local races. The Washington, DC-based organization put out a call for candidates and appears to be seeking qualified members to run for [...]

Trump invited to host Independent Greens nominating convention for Bloomberg

Monday, August 25th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Independent Greens of Virginia:

For Immediate Release
Monday August 25, 2008
Contact: Joe Oddo 703-338-0200, Independent Greens of Virginia
www.VoteJoinRun.us
VoteJoinRun@aol.com

Donald Trump invited to host Bloomberg nominating convention

Independent Greens of Virginia publicly invite Donald Trump to host an Indy Green nominating convention in New York City.

Last week the Virginia state [...]

Will libertarians again make the difference in Nevada?

Monday, August 25th, 2008

According to Brad Haynes in the Wall Street Journal,

Recent history shows Nevada’s frustrated conservatives can swing an election. The last Texan presidential candidate preaching small government, Ross Perot, took 10% of the vote here in 1992 and 27% in 1996, helping Democrat Bill Clinton to carry the state both times. A Libertarian Senate candidate in [...]

Nader to campaign in Albuquerque

Monday, August 25th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Nader presidential campaign:

August 24, 2008
www.votenader.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ontact: Chris Driscoll, 202-360-3273, chris@votenader.org (national); Marc Black, 505-982-3928, marc@votenader.org (local)

NADER/GONZALEZ TO CAMPAIGN IN ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, TUESDAY, AUG. 26

On Tuesday Aug. 26, at 1 p.m., Ralph Nader and running mate Matt Gonzalez will host a news conference in the Cherry/Silver [...]

Nader to campaign in Santa Fe

Monday, August 25th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Nader presidential campaign:

August 24, 2008
www.votenader.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Chris Driscoll, 202-360-3273, chris@votenader.org (national); Marc Black, 505-982-3928, marc@votenader.org (local)

NADER/GONZALEZ TO CAMPAIGN IN SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO TUESDAY, AUG. 26

On Tues. Aug. 26, at 5 p.m., Ralph Nader and running mate Matt Gonzalez will host a news conference at the [...]

Lew Rockwell turns down VP spot on Louisiana Taxpayers Party ticket

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Lew Rockwell, of the libertarian/constitutionalist site LewRockwell.com, has turned down an offer to appear as the vice presidential candidate with Ron Paul in Louisiana. This idea was floated by the Louisiana Taxpayers Party.

“You do me great honor by including me with Ron Paul,” Rockwell replied, “but I cannot accept your very kind offer. But [...]

Third-party candidates take ballot access fights to court

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Once again, third parties are forced to go to court to gain access to the ballots in various states. An article by Melanie Bengtson, an intern with the First Amendment Center Online, reports that “presidential ballot-access lawsuits have been filed in at least eight states this year. Two candidates stand out among dozens of [...]

Oregon Democrats and Republicans team up to end third parties

Monday, August 25th, 2008

The real impact of the confusing Measure 65 ballot initiative in Oregon, says conservative strategist Mike Baker to USA Tomorrow News, is to eliminate third parties from the November ballot:

“...it eliminates partisan primary elections for state and local political offices in Oregon. Instead, all candidates for a political office, regardless of party affiliation, would appear [...]

Ron Paul torn between Baldwin & Barr

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Chuck and Bob are mentioned two thirds of the way through the video.

Presidential debates set

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Here’s the info on the three presidential debates, and why, according to the Boston Globe, you probably won’t see Bob Barr or Ralph Nader on the stage.

Let’s have some magic and laughs for Bob Barr

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Magician/funnyman Penn Jillette (of Penn and Teller) makes no secret of his libertarian leanings, and he recently called The Hotline to make sure they knew who he’s supporting.

To no great surprise, he “supports Barr more than Oprah supports Obama.” But, he cautioned: “If you said to me right now, ‘Penn, you have superpowers under a [...]

Look what happened 100 years ago…

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

On the website of the Libertarian Party of Allen County, Pennsylvania, Robert Enders notes what happened 100 years ago:

What else happened in 1908? A mysterious object exploded over Siberia. The Cubs won the World’s Series. And a guy with a mustache was elected President. None of these things have happen since. But sometimes, things have [...]

Barr decries expansion of federal power

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports on a recent visitor to the city:

Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr said Wednesday that the growth of executive power is one of the main threats facing the United States.

During a campaign visit to Philadelphia, the former Republican congressman from Georgia described the post-Sept. 11 expansion of presidential prerogatives as “dramatic [...]

Independent Greens seek broad third-party coalition behind Bloomberg-Paul

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

The following is a media release from the Independent Greens of Virginia:

For Immediate Release Contact: Joe Oddo 703-338-0200
ndependent Greens of Virginia
Thursday August 21, [...]

Nader campaign submits Virginia petitions

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

The following is a media release from the Nader presidential campaign:

August 21, 2008
www.votenader.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: (Washington) Chris Driscoll, 202-360-3273, chris@votenader.org; (Virginia) Christina Qura, 703-470-1029; or Dena Cottle, 757-831-1594.

NADER/GONZALEZ CAMPAIGN SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES COMPLICATED BALLOT PROCESS, SUBMITS MORE THAN 15,00 SIGNATURES TO OBTAIN VIRGINIA BALLOT LINE

Supporters of Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader Fri., Aug. 22, will submit [...]

Nader campaign submitsVirginia pet itions

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

The following is a media release from the Nader presidential campaign:

August 21, 2008
www.votenader.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: (Washington) Chris Driscoll, 202-360-3273, chris@votenader.org; (Virginia) Christina Qura, 703-470-1029; or Dena Cottle, 757-831-1594.

NADER/GONZALEZ CAMPAIGN SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES COMPLICATED BALLOT PROCESS, SUBMITS MORE THAN 15,00 SIGNATURES TO OBTAIN VIRGINIA BALLOT LINE

Supporters of Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader Fri., Aug. 22, will submit [...]

Boston Tea Party completes Tennessee ballot drive

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

The following is a media release from the Boston Tea Party:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
08/21/08
POC Thomas L. Knapp
media@bostontea.us
314-750-6993

BOSTON TEA PARTY COMPLETES TENNESSEE BALLOT DRIVE

Nashville, TN - America’s new libertarian alternative wrapped up its first-ever ballot access petition drive today as Boston Tea Party representatives turned in petition signatures and other paperwork to
state election officials.

Once the signatures are [...]

Will the odd couple be on the ballot in Virginia?

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

We told you on Tuesday, August 19 that the Independent Green Party of Virginia had succeeded in getting New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on the ballot in Virginia.

Then we also told you yesterday that the Independent Greens also got Ron Paul on the ballot as Bloomberg’s vice presidential running mate, but that Ballot Access [...]