Oct 30 2011

RJ Harris wins Illinois Libertarian straw poll, and other updates on LP Presidential nomination campaigns

Source: Independent Political Report

According to http://rjharris2012.com/, Harris won a straw poll of attendees at the recent Illinois LP state convention (revolving story at the top of the page, I see no way to link to the story directly). The site also has video from that convention of Harris debating fellow candidates for the Libertarian presidential nomination: Roger Gary, Lee Wrights, Carl Person, and Bill Still. The video was also supposed Read more »

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Oct 30 2011

Lee Wrights: Why I am not running for president

Source: Wrights2012.com

By Lee Wrights

BURNET, Texas (Oct. 29) – When someone runs for office, the first question they’re asked is: “Why are you running?” No matter how lowly or lofty the office, the question is the same. Most of the time the answer consists of a series of promises, things the candidate says he will “do” if elected. It doesn’t matter if the Read more »

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Oct 30 2011

Illinois Libertarian Party presidential debate video

Source: Wrights2012.com

Video of the Libertarian presidential candidate debate Oct. 22 at the Illinois Libertarian Party convention is now up on their YouTube channel. The debate was not streamed live as planned due to technical difficulties.


YouTube video link

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Oct 30 2011

The Statue of Liberty after 125 years – by LPNY Chair Mark Axinn

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Lady Liberty was dedicated at a ceremony presided over by President Grover Cleveland 125 years ago today after New York’s first ever ticker-tape parade.

She sits in a harbor approximately five miles from me and has welcomed millions and millions of immigrants to our shores since 1886.

Now under the Bush-Obama policies of the ICE Agency and the rest of DHS, she Read more »

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Oct 30 2011

Wayne Allyn Root: The Obama Plan to Redistribute Housing

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee

Is an entire country being run based on “marble envy?” As a child I’m willing to bet that Obama felt short changed of his share of marbles. Unfortunately this made him obsessed with taking other kids’ marbles (or as he called it “redistributing them”). I’ll bet he was good at it. So good that no kids were willing Read more »

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Oct 30 2011

Survey: 11% of Wall Street Occupiers are Green Party members

Source: Green Party Watch

On the New York Times blog “The Caucus”, a post entitled “Occupy Protestors Down on Obama, Survey Finds” has some interesting numbers for Greens:

Dr. Panagopoulos described the protesters as “disgruntled Democrats.” Sixty percent of those surveyed said they voted for Barack Obama in 2008, and about three-quarters now disapprove of Mr. Obama’s performance as president. A Read more »

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Oct 30 2011

Campaign news and more endorsements for Green Party candidates running in the Nov. 8, 2011 general election

Source: Green Party (GP.org)

WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party candidates have continued to receive endorsements in local races across the US.

59 Greens will be on ballots in the November 8, 2011 general election. Ten Greens have been elected to public office in elections held earlier this year, out of 34 candidates who competed. Read more »

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Oct 30 2011

5 Green candidates profiled in New London, CT

Source: Green Party Watch

Dirk Langeveld at the New London Patch has published 5 Green candidates’ responses to a questionnaire sent to all local candidates. Jessica Cartagena, Kenric Hanson, and Joan Sullivan Cooper are running for City Council. Ronna Stuller and Mirna Martinez are running for the Board of Education. With 5 local candidates, the New London Greens are one of the most electorally active Green Read more »

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Oct 30 2011

What Became of the Ralph Nader Primary Challenge Effort?

Source: Independent Political Report

Dave Weigel addresses the Ralph Nader effort here.

Six weeks ago, word got out about a progressive project that could have Ralph Nader playing a familiar role: Electoral scold. He was the best-known member of a coalition to recruit five progressive candidates to run, as Democrats, against Barack Obama. At 4:30 p.m. today, the coalition was going to face its first Read more »

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Oct 30 2011

Roy Moore to Attend Presidential Straw Poll

Source: Independent Political Report

Well, this strikes me as a bit of a mixed message, as Moore recently announced he has abandoned his exploratory campaign for President. Maybe he is going to talk up Read more »

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