Constitution Party publishes new newsletter – December, 2012

Chairman Frank Fluckiger reviews details of November’s Nat’l Comm meeting in St. Louis, discussing educational tools now available and the formation of a new finance committee; 2008 CP Vice Prez candidate Darrell Castle offers a CP response to the “fiscal cliff” issue; and it is noted that Jon Barrie, the NM independent US Sen. candidate who scored 3% in his race, is now the state chair of the NM Constitution Party
http://www.constitutionparty.com/Portals/0/SiteImages/Newsletter%20PDF/Newsletter%20Volume%202%20Issue%201.pdf

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14 thoughts on “Constitution Party publishes new newsletter – December, 2012

  1. Krzysztof Lesiak

    I wonder if the CP will be able to bounce back and stay as one of the “big three” third parties after Virgil Goode’s extremely poor showing?

    One good thing is that they now have Jon Barrie. Hopefully parties like the America First Party, the Independent American Party, the Christian Liberty Party and the American Conservative Party will realize that there is no reason for the to exist any longer and merge with the CP.

  2. Andy

    “Krzysztof Lesiak // Dec 28, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I wonder if the CP will be able to bounce back and stay as one of the ‘big three’ third parties after Virgil Goode’s extremely poor showing?”

    I wonder if Virgil Goode is ever going to pay out the money he owes to petitioners who got him on the ballot in a few states.

    I spoke to somebody with the Constitution Party a few days ago, and they said that they are still working on getting me the money, if not from Virgil than from their national party, but they said they don’t know how much longer it is going to be, as this could drag on for several more weeks or months.

    Note that the last petition drive ended on September 6th, it was successful, and there was no rational reason as to why he could not pay in full within a week after that.

  3. FSBlue

    I think Goode’s and Bob Barr’s 2008 performances should put a rest to the idea of nominating a little known congressmen for a third party.

  4. johnO

    Tom Tancredo did help the Constitution Party in Colorado get major party status. He was better than the Republican candidate. I doubt the Colorado CP would’ve gained that status without Tancredo.

  5. Truth Hurts Republicans TOO

    @1 Yes Splintter groups are a major problem with Alternative Party politics. Too many folks wanting to be BIG fish in a very small pond !

    As for paying Andy, if you follow closely the CP is BROKE, hence the “new” finance committee. As Howard Phillips’ health declines the CP has surely DECLINED. Time to see if the membership wants to save a 20 year old Party who has never broke 200,000 votes for their POTUS candidate.

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  6. paulie

    I think Goode’s and Bob Barr’s 2008 performances should put a rest to the idea of nominating a little known congressmen for a third party.

    There was also McKinney for the Greens in 2008.

    Ron Paul ’88 was not a major step for the LP either – like every presidential race from 1984-2008 it was 0.4 +/- 0.1%.

    As for paying Andy, if you follow closely the CP is BROKE, hence the “new” finance committee.

    Virgil Goode was paying us personally out of his own money, and he is not anywhere close to being broke, in fact he is a millionaire.

    If he was broke he should have told us to stop collecting signatures at 7,000 rather than saying he was willing to pay for 8,000 or more.

    Also, he had a VP candidate, whom we were also getting on the ballot. As far as I know he is a successful attorney who is also not broke.

  7. johnO

    @5
    Cynthia Davis could replace Howard Phillips. She is from Missouri and has strong social issue credentials. The CP has Mary Starratt as well in Oregon. Rick Jore has actually won as a CP candidate but is likely to stay put in Montana. So I disagree that the CP has no bench to draw from.

  8. FLAMETHROWING LIBERTARIAN !

    JohnO – Mary is no longer active to my knowledge. When your founder is limited by age it’s time for the bench to step up. The ? is will they? I think the CP should be a major thorn in the RP’s side but they just don’t seem to find away to get their message to the conservatives that have suffered through Romney, McCain, Dole, and 2 Bushes, ALL mouth the line to fool the masses , but aren’t anywhere near as conservative as a very large percentage of the current RP. If someone would wake them up, we all could enjoy the DECLINE and FALL of the RP. The hypocrits deserve to crumble so we can have a truly opposition Party in this country………

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  9. NewFederalist

    “JohnO – Mary is no longer active to my knowledge.”

    I don’t believe Rick Jore is either. The most articulate CP “leader” IMHO is Darrell Castle. Jim Clymer has pretty good cred as well.

  10. Krzysztof Lesiak

    This is off topic, but I think it would be great if IPR had a form that users could use to submit articles. There hasn’t been a ton of articles posted recently, and I for one think that there are people, including myself, who could make a positive contribution.

    Having a page like “submit article” could allow people to become infrequent or even only one-time contributors to IPR. I think this feature would greatly enhance the already great overall IPR experience.

    Any thoughts?

  11. paulie

    This is off topic, but I think it would be great if IPR had a form that users could use to submit articles. There hasn’t been a ton of articles posted recently, and I for one think that there are people, including myself, who could make a positive contribution.

    Having a page like “submit article” could allow people to become infrequent or even only one-time contributors to IPR. I think this feature would greatly enhance the already great overall IPR experience.

    Any thoughts?

    Open thread exists partially for that reason. We also used to have a contact.ipr email that automatically forwarded to all of us. It stopped working though. If anyone knows how to set that up, please let me know, I’d like to set that up again.

    We don’t have a shortage of submitted material, we mostly lack people who are willing and able to post them as articles.

    I suggested to the owner that we could allow anyone to sign up to post articles that would have to be approved by IPR editors before they are posted, but the idea was rejected because it could possibly lead to spammers using the feature.

    Open thread would be a better place to discuss that, I suggest we move this over there.

  12. FLAMETHROWING LIBERTARIAN !

    KL @ 11 I’ve been thinking it for years, but some think it would be used for self promotion or worse. We can all use the OPEN THREAD however and you should use it to put forth your thoughts on specific or non-specific ideas.

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