Daily Archives: August 12, 2008

Zogby poll to include many third-party candidates

Zogby and WorldNetDaily have commissioned a poll which will include Ralph Nader, Bob Barr, Chuck Baldwin, Alan Keyes, and Cynthia McKinney to be performed this weekend. Joseph Farah is the founder and chief-editor of WorldNetDaily, where this story is [read more]

Barrett can’t espouse ‘socialist ideas’ and still claim to be libertarian, says opponent

Ben Olson III; a 55-year-old bartender, construction worker, and sawmill owner; will challenge the controversial 9/11 Truther Kevin Barrett for the Libertarian Party’s nomination in Wisconsin’s 3rd district. But Olson is not opposing Barrett based on his 9/11 [read more]

Controversial Libertarian candidate Kevin Barrett suggests he might vote for Cynthia McKinney

Gail’s Tails reports

In a letter to the editior in the Capitol Times, Libertarian Congressional Candidate, Kevin Barrett looks like he is voting for Cynthia McKinney.

Also, note that there are a number of good third-party candidates this year, including Libertarian presidential hopeful Bob Barr and Green Party sensation Cynthia McKinney, who has twice the brains and three times the cojones of the major party “men.” If you like the idea of a woman president, but also like the idea of a person of color in the Oval Office, vote for McKinney and you’ll get both — and the best candidate as well. Check out her great new Web site.

Wisconsin Libertarian 9/11 Truther Kevin Barrett has, like Cynthia McKinney (and unlike Bob Barr), called for impeaching Bush.

Barrett is being challenged by other Libertarians for supporting strengthening Social Security and for supporting creating a single-payer health care system. He has questioned whether Bob Barr is a real libertarian, [read more]

Barr misses Maine deadline

Hot on the heels of the failure in West Virginia (additional discussion at Ballot Access News and Last Free Voice), Ballot Access News reports:

On the deadline date of August 8, Bob Barr submitted a total of 3,200 signatures to various town and city clerks in Maine. State law requires 4,000 valid signatures to get on the ballot.

Over the weekend, petitioners obtained another 2,000 signatures, which they had hoped to turn in to the clerks on Monday. The signatures are not due at the Secretary of State’s office until Aug. 15. If the local clerks choose to take the late signatures, Barr could still qualify, since the additional signatures would potentially give him 5,200 total.

If the officials fail to accept and certify the late signatures, LP officials plan to go to court.

Maine joins Oklahoma, Massachusetts and West Virginia among states which the Barr campaign is suing to be on the ballot. The Barr campaign also raced to the deadline in [read more]

It’s official: Cindy Sheehan is on the ballot to challenge Speaker Pelosi


Ballot Access News reports that Cindy Sheehan got only a couple of hundred more valid signatures than required, placing her officially on the ballot.

The Sheehan campaign collected about 20,000 raw signatures, after a last minute push.

San Francisco election officials today certified Cindy Sheehan for the November ballot against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She had to get 10,198 signatures. Officials said she turned in 214 more than she needed.

Sheehan is the first independent House candidate to qualify for the California ballot since 1996. California’s requirement for independent candidates for U.S. House is the 4th most difficult in the nation (only Georgia, Illinois, and North Carolina have more severe requirements). She has the endorsement of the local Peace and Freedom Party and Green Party.

More of IPR’s coverage of Cindy Sheehan
and her campaign [read more]

Bob Barr condemns bungled police raid as example of unaccountable law enforcement agencies


Press Release from the Barr campaign. This one may be of particular interest given Barr’s professional background, which is described in the last paragraph. [read more]