Daily Archives: September 22, 2008

LPTN Chairman: Barr’s stunt ‘couldn’t have been more destructive if it were planned’

In the wake of Ron Paul’s endorsement of Chuck Baldwin, Tony Wall, the Chairman of the Tennessee Libertarian Party, has issued a statement admonishing both Bob Barr and the Libertarian National Committee for their handling of [read more]

Veracity of Ron Paul’s endorsement of Chuck Baldwin for President being questioned

Writing in the comments at Last Free Voice, “NotABarrFan” says:
Jesse [Benton] is a bad boy and now is in a lot of trouble according to Ron Paul’s COS:
Tom Lizardo, Chief of Staff, Phone: 202-225-2831
Jennifer Bailey, Scheduler, Phone: 202-225-2831
Rachel Mills, Press Secretary, Phone: 202-225-2831
At Ballot Access News, the same commenter advised readers to call 979-285-0231 for more information.
Ron Paul just [...] [read more]

Barr wins Massachusetts substitution case

Ballot Access News reports

On September 22, U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton granted injunctive relief to Bob Barr and the Massachusetts Libertarian Party, and ordered them placed on the ballot. Barr v Galvin, 08-11340. The decision is eleven pages long. It says, “No public interest is served in having the wrong nominees on the ballot. Indeed, conversely, the public interest is advanced by including the right nominees on the ballot to avoid voter confusion. The Secretary asserts an interest in protecting the integrity of the election process but that interest is not threatened here.” Here is the text.

Although there has been some internal discord and disunity in the Libertarian Party this year, the Massachusetts lawsuit was a model of Libertarian unity. George Phillies, the stand-in listed on the Massachusetts Libertarian petition, helped win this lawsuit. Phillies is on the board of the Massachusetts ACLU, and the Massachusetts ACLU handled this case. Phillies himself gave testimony in support of the lawsuit.

This means that George Phillies is now on the ballot only in New Hampshire, and only if he prevails in the lawsuit in that state. Barr is now only one ballot line behind Ralph Nader in 2008 and Ron Paul in 1988, with more [read more]

Ralph Nader wants Bob Barr, Cynthia McKinney (and Chuck Baldwin) included in the debates

Writing in US News and World Report, independent Presidential candidate Ralph Nader mentions two opponents by name while calling for opening up the debates:

The broadcasts of the presidential debates this year will reach 60 million or more Americans. The array of candidates running includes two former members of Congress—Libertarian Bob Barr and Green Cynthia McKinney—as well as me, but viewers will see only two choices: a Democrat and a Republican.

Nader endorses the Rock the Debates proposal for candidate inclusion, as well as a compromise alternative: [read more]