Part of what makes these events fun to watch is that people get a little creative in expressing their opinions.
BTW, I think Barr would definitely earn my vote if he grew a handlebar mustache and soul patch.
And it comes from all sides of the [read more]
At this very moment, an “unofficial” debate is taking place at the Denver convention. Every candidate — except Bob Barr — is participating. The venue is packed with the staffs and supporters of all the other candidates, but Barr and his staff are [read more]
G.E. had the chance to snap a few photos today and he passed them along to me to share with the readers of IPR. It’s nice to get a look at one of the other candidates, besides Bob Barr.
We start with Paulie Cannoli with Presidential candidate Mary Ruwart…
Looks like Paulie got his press pass after [read more]
Lee Wrights, campaign manager for Mary Ruwart, has announced his candidacy for LNC at-large representative. Earlier today, Mr. Wrights fell short by two votes in his LNC regional representative bid, losing to Bob Barr and Stewart Flood.
Lee Wrights served as vice [read more]
Here are a handful of photos taken from the Barr campaign’s flickr stream. These are of the candidate, their convention booth, and assorted campaign workers and [read more]
RÃ³ger Calero, the presidential candidate of the Socialist Workers Party, met earlier this month with construction workers suing the Apartment Investment Management Company over allegations of racist workplace policies. In the current issue of the SWP newsletter The Militant:
â€œYour fight is setting an example, inspiring other workers who are hearing about it,â€ Calero told a group of carpenters gathered for a meeting May 12. â€œThe bosses will continue to use rising unemployment and divide-and-rule tactics as a weapon against workers. Your struggle shows how when we fight collectively, these tactics will backfire on them.â€
Calero said fights by workers to overcome divisions on the job and to resist the bossesâ€™ attempts to drive down wages and conditions are part of the struggle to transform the unions into fighting instruments. â€œOut of such a transformed union movement, workers can forge a labor party that can fight for our broad interests in the political arena,â€ he said.
Calero also used the visit as an opportunity to meet [read more]
Independent/Independent Party candidate Ralph Nader appeared outside the White House earlier today to call for the resignation of President Bush and Vice President Cheney. According to ABC news’s Political Radar blog:
Nader said the President has, “dishonored the White House and brought a pattern of waste.”
“A wasteful defense is a weak defense and a weak defense, inspires waste,” Nader said.
Surrounded by a handful of supporters, holding signs which read “From Katrina to Iraq, Colossal Failure,” and “Resign Bush-Cheney, Like Nixon-Agnew,” Nader charged that the President and Vice President are currently committing five impeachable offenses, on a daily basis, including: criminal use of offense against Iraq; condoned and approved systematic torture; arresting thousands of Americans — denying them habeas corpus and violating attorney/client privilege; signing 800 signing statements, precluding the president from actually having to follow the laws he signs; and systematic spying on Americans without judicial approval.
Nader’s website notes that his statement will be [read more]
I’ve now heard both G.E. and Tom Knapp report that a man charged the stage last night at the “alternative debate” hosted by Jim Burns. The target of his anger seemed to be Presidential candidate George Phillies. The man was restrained and as it turns out, he had a [read more]
I just heard from someone that Bob Barr defeated Lee Wrights, of the Mary Ruwart campaign, for a seat on the Libertarian National Committee. The margin of victory was pretty close, apparently Barr won by only two votes.
There’s also talk of some friction within [read more]
At 8pm tonight it looks like C-SPAN is planning to air something of a preview of the Libertarian Party’s Saturday debate. This is the programming blurb from their website…
David Weigel, Associate Editor for Reason Magazine, discusses the upcoming debate between the Libertarian Party’s presidential contenders. Weigel worked on USA Today and Campaign & Elections before writing about politics for Reason. Watch the Libertarian Convention on C-SPAN this weekend. Watch on C-SPAN at 8pm (ET)
This is just a discussion of the debate, but could make for interesting [read more]
I just heard an interesting rumor from a friend who is attending the LP convention in Denver. Apparently he reports that there is talk of the LP rehiring Shane Cory. I’ve already heard from a number of people, include Shane himself, that Stephen [read more]
Marcus Epstein is the founder of the Robert Taft Club, the Executive Director of Pat Buchanan’s The American Cause and the Team America PAC. His most recent article at VDARE, an immigration reform website, speculates on the immigration records of Bob Barr and Chuck Baldwin, and finally concludes:
I would be lying if I said that picking back up the standard of patriotic immigration reform would help Barr win the Libertarian Party nominationâ€”anymore than it would it help him become president of La Raza.
But if he wants to attract the maximum number of dissafected Republicans, he should start sounding more like Tom Tancredo and less like John McCain.
As it is, it looks like the Constitution Partyâ€™s Chuck Baldwin will have the patriotic immigration reform vote entirely to himself.