Daily Archives: August 21, 2008

More on Bloomberg-Paul vs. Baldwin-Castle

FWIW: A highly placed anonymous source confirms Richard Winger’s contention that the Independent Greens will replace the unlikely Michael Bloomberg / Ron Paul ticket with the Constitution Party’s Chuck Baldwin and Darrell Castle. According to this source, the Indy Greens have “given their word” to the Baldwin campaign, and there are financial considerations at stake, as well.… Read more ...

Boston Tea Party hands in Tennessee signatures

The internet-based, libertarian-leaning, newly-minted, and creatively-named Boston Tea Party turned in the results of its first ballot access petition drive ever. Volunteers turned in 400 signatures, 125 more than required by Tennessee law. The petition, once certified as valid, will ensure presidential candidate Charles Jay and vice presidential candidate Thomas L.… Read more ...

Winger: Bloomberg-Paul to be replaced by Baldwin-Castle in Virginia

Note: This story is based on reporting from Richard Winger of Ballot Access News. The report is being actively challenged by at least one leader of the VA Indy Greens.

Says Lew Rockwell: “All that talk of a Bloomberg-Paul ticket in Virginia turns out to be wrong. The Independent Green party plans to run the Christian right Constitution party candidates instead.… Read more ...

Zogby/WND: Nader 1.6%, Barr 1.2%, Keyes 0.7%, McKinney 0.2%, Baldwin 0.1%

A Zogby/WorldNetDaily poll of “1,205 adults, 93 percent of whom were registered voters,” conducted August 7-10 (+/- 2.9%) found Barack Obama leading the presidential race with 38.1%, followed by John McCain 33.6%, Ralph Nader 1.6%, Bob Barr 1.2%, Alan Keyes 0.7%, Cynthia McKinney 0.2%, and Chuck Baldwin 0.1%. The remainder were undecided, or said they would not vote, would vote for an unlisted candidate, or would write in another name.… Read more ...

Nader looks for debate alternatives

Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader discussed the presidential debates during a Wednesday appearance on Fox News’s Your World With Neil Cavuto:

“The debate commission, we should remember, is a private corporation created and controlled by the Republican, Democratic parties, they don’t want anyone on the stage with them, even though poll after poll for years showed that the majority of American people want more candidates on the stage.… Read more ...

Constitution Party candidate to end Pennsylvania U.S. House run

Pennsylvania’s Bucks County Courier-Times reports Eighth District U.S. House candidate Jay Russell decided to end his Constitution Party run “two days before a hearing challenging his candidacy was set to take place.” Independent candidate Tom Lingenfelter “challenged Russell’s candidacy in Commonwealth Court,” alleging that “more than 2,500 of the 3,916 signatures Russell had collected for his nominating petition were invalid.… Read more ...

Ayers makes second run for presidency

North Carolina’s Tideland News profiles Bob Ayers, a retired civil engineer making his second run for the presidency. Ayers has also run for mayor of Swansboro, North Carolina, three times, and sought Democratic nominations for the U.S. House, U.S. Senate, and governor. Ayers “sees his run as affirmation that in America, anybody can — and should –run for office.… Read more ...