Category Archives: Non-left/right parties

Candidates with third-party and independent connections in Iowa caucus

The Iowa GOP caucus has been won by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Cruz was endorsed by 2008 LP nominee Bob Barr, as part of his outreach effort to lowercase-l libertarians that merited a mention in Cruz’s victory speech. Second place went to Donald Trump, who in 2000 briefly sought the nomination of the Reform Party and has in the past identified as an independent.… Read more ...

Jesse Ventura: “I’m still weighing my options,” will decide in April on possible 2016 campaign

Jesse for PresidentFrom the page of Jesse Ventura’s Off The Grid:

The Governor ponders if and when he’ll consider a 2016 campaign for presidency.  What will it take to get Jesse Ventura in the running?

I’m still weighing the options.  Why would I want to run now when you still have 12 Republican and three Democratic candidates in the field?

Read more ...

John McAfee: It’s extremely odd Donald Trump apparently doesn’t have a computer on his desk

via Business Insider:


[…] But walls and tunnels are simple things that, hopefully, the electorate will eventually grasp without coaching.

Of far greater concern to me is Trump’s grasp of technology.

The first photo that I saw of Donald Trump at work alerted me to a potential issue. There was not a single laptop, pad or other smart device anywhere on his desk.Read more ...

Reform Party National Committee: Reform Party Primary Underway, Effort to Draft Jim Webb


Press Release from the Reform Party National Committee: 

The Reform Party of the United States has announced that the following people have announced their intentions to run for the party’s nomination for President of the United States:

Ed Chlapowski – Owner/manager at Opportunity Resolution. Chemical Processing Facilitator and retired Dow Chemicals Manager and longtime Reform Party member.… Read more ...

Modern Whig Party of Louisiana Invites Presidential Candidates to a Forum on January 28 in Lake Charles, Louisiana

From Ballot Access News:

The Modern Whig Party of Louisiana has arranged for a January 28 forum for all presidential candidates who are willing to attend. So far, nine candidates have accepted:

1. Robert Dionisio, an independent candidate from Atlanta, Georgia
2. Zoltan Istvan, presidential nominee of the Transhumanist Party, of Mill Valley, California
3.… Read more ...

Liberty Hangout and Charles Peralo from Podcast with John McAfee

Youtube description:

Published on Dec 29, 2015

Yesterday, Liberty Hangout and Charles Peralo from had the privilege of being one of the first outlets to chat with tech mogul, security expert, and founder of a centi million dollar web security company, John McAfee, about his 2016 presidential campaign. We asked John about a number of his policy stances, ranging from intellectual property, to social security, free trade, Bitcoin, and more.

Read more ...

Doug Craig: John McAfee likely to run for Libertarian Presidential nomination

Libertarian National Committee member and former LP of Georgia state chair Doug Craig on facebook (H/T Caryn Ann Harlos):

Just got a call from USA Today newspaper. .they wanted to ask me about the John Mcafee campaign ..I told them I had talked to him about ballot acces and always welcomed all voices to the debate when it comes to freedom.

Read more ...

Libertarian ballot access drive in Oklahoma picking up pace


The red line is signatures actually collected, the blue line is how many signatures the LP would need to stay on pace to complete the petition drive on time, the numbers top to bottom on the left are signatures collected, and the numbers on the bottom from left to right are weeks since the petition drive started.Read more ...

Video: Meeting Between the Presidential Nominees of the Transhumanist Party and the Cyber Party

From Ballot Access News:

Here is a 6-minute film showing the conversation that ensued when the presidential nominees of the Transhumanist Party and the Cyber Party met each other for the first time. Zoltan Istvan is the nominee of the Transhumanist Party and John McAfee is the nominee of the Cyber Party.… Read more ...

Nutrition Party Announces Presidential Candidate, and Qualifies Him for Colorado Ballot

From Ballot Access News:

Last month, Rod Silva announced that he has formed the Nutrition Party and that he will be its 2016 presidential nominee. He has since qualified to appear on the November 2016 Colorado ballot. Here is the campaign web page. Silva owns a restaurant chain that is focused on only serving healthful food.… Read more ...