Daily Archives: June 5, 2008

American Independent Party convention

The American Independent Party, which is the Constitution Party’s affilliate in California, will be holding its state convention soon. As many third-party aficionados know, the AIP-CA is currently in the middle of a struggle over who to nominate as it’s presidential candidate, Alan Keyes or Chuck Baldwin. Richard Winger, over at [read more]

Bob Barr: ‘We must both reduce and simplify taxes’

In a press release issued today, Libertarian Party presidential hopeful Bob Barr calls for an overhaul of the federal tax system.

“We must both reduce and simplify taxes,” he adds. That could mean replacing the income tax with a consumption tax. It could mean a low, flat income tax. But, he emphasizes, “the bottom line is that taxes are too high and too complex. It’s time for Americans to say that they are mad and aren’t going to take it anymore, just like they did in California three decades ago.”

Barr, an alleged supporter of the Fair Tax, has not come out for any specific tax reforms. Unlike Republican Ron Paul, Barr does not call for [read more]

Politico: A centrist third party would have most success

The Politico’s W. James Antle III has written an article surveying the diverse options voters will have for president in November — “more … than just John McCain and Barack Obama.” Antle says third-party candidates this year are “seeking to tap into discontent on the left and [read more]

Reaction to Barr on Colbert

Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr appeared on Comedy Central’s Colbert Report last night.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution highlighted this exchange:

“What’s the difference between you and Ralph Nader other than you apparently own a comb?” Colbert asked, referencing the perennial third-party candidate who is running again as an independent.

“And the mustache,” the whiskered Barr offered right back.

“Were you afraid the government might make you register that thing?” Colbert asked. “‘Cause it’s a lady-killer.”

Robert Stacy McCain — who worked for Barr’s nomination in Denver — offered his take on Barr’s Colbert [read more]

Correction: Baldwin to appear on Revolution Broadcasting, 7:30 p.m.

Earlier we reported that Chuck Baldwin would be appearing on Revolution Radio at 7:30 p.m. tonight. This was the information listed at the Baldwin campaign Web site. However, it has been called to our attention that the interview will actually take place on Revolution Broadcasting, not [read more]