Daily Archives: July 3, 2008

CNN poll: Nader 6%, Barr 3%

A CNN/Opinion Research poll released Wednesday has Ralph Nader polling six percent nationally in the presidential race, with Libertarian Bob Barr polling three percent. Barack Obama leads John McCain, 46% to 43%. NewsMax says “staffers working on behalf of Nader’s fifth run at the White House are convinced the perennial candidate could poll as high as 20 percent if allowed to take part in the debates.”… Read more ...

Bloomberg to raise funds for Minnesota’s Independence Party

The AP reports New York’s independent mayor Michael Bloomberg “is coming to Minnesota to help the fortunes of the state’s Independence Party. Party Chairman Craig Swaggert says Bloomberg is the featured guest for a fundraising breakfast and is scheduled to give a policy speech afterward. Both July 25 events are planned for Minneapolis.… Read more ...

Baldwin on weeklong swing through Utah

The Salt Lake Tribune reports on Constitution Party presidential nominee Chuck Baldwin’s weeklong swing through Utah, saying Baldwin would outlaw abortion “under any circumstance,” eliminate “the Internal Revenue Service, federal income tax and the Department of Education,” and fund what remains of government “through a 10 percent general tariff on all goods entering the country.… Read more ...

LP Senate hopeful Landham expects ‘revolution’ in November

The Cincinnati Enquirer today profiles Kentucky Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Sonny Landham, “a Native American, a former porn and action movie star, a one-time candidate for governor and now a U.S. Senate hopeful.” Landham said, “This country is hungry for change. If this was another time, the people would storm Washington with pitchforks and muskets.… Read more ...

LP’s Root talks with Queerty.com

Gay issues website Queerty.com interviews Libertarian vice presidential nominee Wayne Allyn Root, who said he left the Republican Party because “two main decisions squeezed him out. One was the debate over Terry Schiavo, the brain dead woman whose final moments played out in Congress and the Supreme Court. The second factor, which hit much closer to home, was the Republican-led Congress’ decision to ban online poker.… Read more ...