The latest CNN/Opinion Research Corporation national general election poll, conducted Wednesday and Thursday, included Libertarian Bob Barr and independent Ralph Nader among the options. Other high-profile alternative candidates such as [read more]
With hundreds of millions to spend, the Democratic and Republican candidates can produce exceptionally slick ads. They can leave us with the impression that Barack Obama represents real change, instead of slum lords. It can leave us with the impression that McCain is against torture rather [read more]
Anonymous sources from inside the Baldwin campaign say that the famed “Ron Paul billionaire” — whose existence was confirmed by Stephen Gordon — is in negotiations to get behind Constitution Party candidate Chuck Baldwin.
While the unknown benefactor, whom many still consider to be a hoax, allegedly sought to spend $50 million in a parallel campaign for Ron [...] [read more]
Third Party Watch reports potential “upheaval” within the Baldwin campaign. Our sources indicate that the “upheaval” consists of one individual — Tyler Simms — a Ron Paul grassroots organizer who has allegedly been upset with the alleged “micromanagement” of and “unilateral [read more]
Constitution Party presidential nominee Chuck Baldwin was scheduled to be interviewed on Revolution Broadcasting last night, however, he was unable to appear due to the fact he had lost his voice on the campaign trail. According to IPR reader “inDglass,” Baldwin has been rescheduled [read more]
As recently reported by IPR, Jesse Ventura is expected to announce his candidacy for the U.S. Senate “in the not-too-distant future.” However, it is not entirely clear if Ventura would do so as a candidate for the Independence Party — or as an unaffiliated, independent candidate.
Three days ago, the Libertarian Party published a press release condemning the then pending Lieberman-Warner Senate bill, in which LP Media Coordinator Andrew Davis denounced the bill as an absurd attempt to micromanage the environment. Yesterday, Bob Barr issued his own press release on the [read more]
On Alan Keyes’s Renew America website, regular contributor Tom Kovach publishes a lengthy fictional letter to President Keyes dated January 21, 2009. The lengthy message says blacks, Jewish voters, pro-life Libertarians, and military veterans were key to Keyes’s election as [read more]
Wikinews today has an interview with Prohibition Party presidential nominee Gene Amondson, “a preacher, artist, and prohibition activist.” Asked why he wants to be president, Amondson said, “With one out of nine blacks between 20 and 34 in prison, [read more]
As if the U.S. Senate race in Minnesota werenâ€™t murky enough, sources close to former Governor Jesse Ventura confirm that he is all but certain to throw his hat into the ring in the not-too-distant future.
Venturaâ€™s motivations appear to be a general (and widely shared) dissatisfaction with the state of the country, the partisan bickering between the GOP and the Democratic Party, and, closer to home, the likely pairing of Norman Coleman and Al Franken as the two major party alternatives. That Ventura also has a new book out on the stands may be another factor egging him on.
Ventura is still widely popular in Minnesota from his days as a maverick Governor. It had been reported here on IPR that if Ventura [read more]