Ron Paul Asks Montana CP not to put him on the ballot

From this article:

...In his letter dated Wednesday, Paul said he never wanted to be on the ballot.
Paul lost a bid for the GOP presidential nomination earlier this year.

“While I certainly appreciate the Constitution Party of Montana’s nomination, and all of the hard work of its members, I am writing to respectfully request that you remove my name from the ballot in Montana as I did not seek nor consent to this nomination,” Paul wrote.

Paul also said the national Constitution Party candidate, Chuck Baldwin, should be on the ballot instead.

10 Responses to “Ron Paul Asks Montana CP not to put him on the ballot”

  1. Cody Quirk Says:

    I presume Mr. Paul found out some more info on his Montana running mate.

  2. Stefan Says:

    What info Cody? I see some potential issues on Michael Peroutka’s wikipedia. He disaffiliated the MD CP from the national CP and the Montana CP also disaffiliated
    from the national CP recently. Maybe it could also have something to do with the Barr campaign not happy that he is also on the ballot in a state where Paul has performed well and of great potential to the LP and Paul did not want to stay in the way? (BTW: The LP can be glad Paul-Goldwater are on the ballot in LA as the LP may possibly not be on the ballot in LA).

  3. Kenny Says:

    What a load of rubbish, Cody. Paul is not running for President. His friend, Chuck Baldwin, is. So Paul is acting with honor and integrity.

    By contrast, with his ridiculous and demeaning offer of VP to Ron Paul, Bob Barr is acting like a dictator who has contempt for his party, its convention and its rules. FUBARR!

  4. Me Says:

    Or maybe Chuckie started pouting, so Paul said, OK, I’ll ask to be taken off. Poor Chuckie! Working so hard to keep a compromised pathetic party going!

  5. Jane Says:

    Very honorable Dr. Paul. I see what you are trying to accomplish. You know your supporters will still vote for you if you are on the ballot. But what you want is a strong statement against the party duopoly in charge. Very well done Dr. Paul

  6. Dr.Gonzo Says:

    Good job Dr. Paul.

    You want a strong statement against the two party system that you continue to participate in. Thank everyone for pouring 30 million into your campaign and then laugh at how stupid they were to believe you.

  7. Carol Says:

    Barr made a DEMEANING offer to Paul to be his VP…? I honestly don’t know how you came to that conclusion.

    Bob Barr repeatedly asked Ron Paul to seek the presidential nomination of the LP and only ran himself after it was very, very clear that Ron Paul’s Republican run was not going to be successful. Later Barr and Root extended the offer to be VP, NOT as a slap in the face, but because ballot substitutions of VP nominees are usually allowed but NOT substitutions of the presidential candidate.

    Why are so many of you so eager to be offended…?

  8. Allison Says:

    I found a great article today about voting “fourth party” or how to vote for Ron Paul anyway.

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig8/hamilton4.html

    I hope I can post a link. I found it terrific.

  9. Cody Quirk Says:

    Stefan,

    Actually I think Ron took a closer look at Peroutka’s website (The American View), and saw the rhetoric of John Lofton, plus the bashing of women in politics and mormons, and realized his political future would be in jeopardy if he associated with a man like this.

    BTW, Baldwin didn’t throw a fit at not being off the Montana ballot. Rather he probably was banging his head against the wall for trusting the Montana CP since they promised to put Baldwin on the ballot previously.

    Good move Mr. Paul!

  10. Me Says:

    Oh, I see. Peroutka is bad, because John Lofton uses inflammatory rhetoric. Guilt by association. I suppose then that we can judge all Mormons by the hot-headed Christopher Hansen, and the crazy Edward C. Noonan. LOL!

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