Daily Archives: July 20, 2008

Bob Barr visits dueling progressive and conservative blogger conferences in Austin

ElfNinosMom
quotes
from Slate at Last Free Voice:

What brings him to town? Barr is giving the keynote address this evening at RightOnline, the rival conservative blogger conference being held across the city. His Netroots Nation visit wasn’t anticipated, but conference political director Josh Orton said he was welcome as long as he paid the regular entrance fee.

Another
article at LFV
about Barr at the Netroots conference has the transcript of a Netroots Nation blogger asking Barr about the relative merits of impeaching Presidents Clinton and Bush.

It also includes this video: [read more]

Green Party Congressional Roundup

Posted at Green Party Watch by Gregg Jocoy

This is essentially little more than a series of links to stories about Greens running for Congress.

Wanda Sabir writes about New Orleans based Green Malik Rahim and his campaign for Congress from his New Orleans district.

Perhaps candidates like Rahim who believe in a sustainable economy and true social justice will change the tenets of a party that is more on the page than the other two, which aren’t even in the right chapter.

Christine Anne Piesyk writes about Tennessee Green John Miglietta who is running for Congress from the 5th District. She writes at Clarkesville Online about his fundraising to date, and his campaign plans in general.

Campaigns must focus on issues. Miglietta and the Green Party call for the public financing of elections and an end to corporate special interest funding of elections.

Over at PolitickerMD the Green Party candidate for [read more]

Reform Party picks candidates, officers

Ballot Access News reports

Dallas Reform Party Meeting
July 20th, 2008

The Reform Party meeting of July 18-19 in Dallas nominated Ted Weill of Tylertown, Mississippi for president, and Frank E. McEnulty of Long Beach, California, for vice-president. McEnulty has already been running as the presidential nominee of the New American Independent Party. He is already on the ballot in Colorado. However, when he addressed the convention, he said that he would withdraw as a presidential candidate and hoped to be the vice-presidential nominee for the Reform Party. The presidential vote was: Weill 25, McEnulty 3. McEnulty was then chosen for vice-president by acclamation.

Officers chosen are: David Collison of Houston, Texas, chair; Rodney Martin of Yuma, Arizona, vice-chair; Janelle Skinner-Weill, secretary; Beverly Kennedy, treasurer.

Commenters point out that presidential candidate Ted Weill is a major financial contributor to Lyndon Larouche, Lenora Fulani and Ralph Nader.

The last available chart of 2008 petitioning for President that lists the [read more]