Posted at http://goldamericagroup.com/diary/142/root-announces-for-chair:
In an email forwarded to Liberty for America magazine, Wayne Root has announced he is running for National Chair of the Libertarian Party. He also renews his attacks on Mary Ruwart.
The text of the letter reads:
This matter has been off my radar as I run multiple businesses, do hundreds of media interviews about Obama, Obamacare, and “state of the union”, and run a family of 6. I try to stay out of LP affairs- especially on the state level. This was for California to handle. I just cannot get involved in every intra-party issue.
But now that these results are public, I may very well weigh in.
All I can say without knowing all the facts yet, is this is precisely why I’m going to run for National Chairman.
I’m sure you are well aware of how I felt about the opinions written in a book by a potential LP candidate for President in 2008. Those opinions on the topic of “age of consent” shocked and sickened me. I was the ONLY major LP figure that spoke out loudly.
This decisions sounds even worse.
I will look into it and do whatever I can to fight it, reverse it, and/or prevent it from ever happening again.
But the whole incident highlights the problems and disconnect from reality that have held this party back for 39 years… and why I’m running for National Chair- TO DRAMATICALLY CHANGE “business as usual.”
“The incident” refers to a matter now covered on Independent Political Report.
IPR previously reported that Root is running for chair, but previous stories did not have direct unconditional quotes from Root to that effect.
The matter has become controversial because Root is presently slated to speak at a luncheon immediately prior to the election of the chair, which may give him an advantage over the other candidates (presently, George Phillies, Mark Hinkle, Ernest Hancock and possibly Mark Rutherford, and any others that may yet run).