Daily Archives: December 14, 2011

Bill Still’s “Address to the Libertarian Nation” Contains New Proposals, Disagreements with LP Positions

The campaign of Libertarian presidential candidate Bill Still has been relatively quiet of late, but Still has returned with a new video addressing “the Libertarian Nation.” In the video, he offers new clarity about his views on a wide range of issues — a first for Still, who has previously focused on monetary reform to the exclusion of a comprehensive platform.… Read more ...

Krikorian Files As A Democrat in OH-02

The Hamilton County Ohio Board of Elections website shows that David Krikorian will be running as a Democrat in Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District. Krikorian previously ran as an independent candidate in 2008 and was endorsed by the Libertarian Party of Ohio. He earned over 17% of the votes in that race, making him the most successful independent congressional candidate in the country during that election cycle.… Read more ...

Carl Person Fires Campaign Manager, Apologizes for Bestiality Comments

According to now-fired campaign manager Tom Stevens, Libertarian Party Presidential candidate Carl Person has issued the following statement:

I have terminated Dr. Tom Stevens as my Campaign Manager because of the direction my campaign was going, which was different from the direction I have intended. The material on bestiality published and emphasized by Dr.

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IPR Exclusive: Gary Johnson to Announce Libertarian Switch Tomorrow

UPDATE: Johnson has told a reporter that this is something he’s looking at and that he will be in New York tomorrow to do “as many media appearances as they can wind me up and send me in that direction.” But he said he wasn’t announcing the switch tomorrow.

Stephen Gordon, who identifies himself as the Southern Regional Director of the Gary Johnson 2012 campaign, told me:

“I personally spoke with Governor Johnson a couple of days ago and outlined many of the pros and cons of running for the LP’s presidential nomination.

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Lee Wrights: Video Op Ed “A Declaration of Peace”

BURNET, Texas (Dec. 15) – In his second video op ed, R. Lee Wrights says his first act as president will be to issue “A Declaration of Peace.” The libertarian writer and political activist is seeking the presidential nomination because he believes the Libertarian message in 2012 must be a loud, clear and unequivocal call to stop all war.… Read more ...

Former Senator Bob Smith Endorses Newt Gingrich

This is news because Bob Smith once left the Republican Party and flirted with the Constitution Party. I believe he twice flirted with the CP as a potential Presidential candidate. The endorsement reads in part:

“It is not enough to simply defeat President Obama. We must replace him with an inspirational, experienced, conservative leader, with the guts to challenge and change the establishment.

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