Tag Archives: Ron Paul

Can Romney win over libertarians?

The Blaze reports that Mitt Romney is having a difficult time getting supporters of former presidential candidate Ron Paul and libertarians in general on his side.

Those who identify with libertarian ideas represent a sizable part of the voter base in America. In a 2006 Zogby International poll, 59 percent of respondents said “yes” to whether they would describe themselves as “fiscally conservative and socially liberal.” The poll was commissioned by David Boaz and David Kirby of the Cato Institute – a think tank dedicated to advancing principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace — who have conducted several studies together on the libertarian-leaning voter beginning with a 2006 paper where they determined through admittedly strict calculations that 13 to 15 percent of the electorate could be defined as libertarian.

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Gallup Nationwide Poll Includes Goode, Stein, and Johnson

Gallup recently did a nationwide presidential poll in which they included the Constitution Party’s Virgil Goode of Virginia, the Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson of New Mexico, and the Green Party’s Jill Stein of Massachusetts. The results cannot, of course, compensate for ballot access–so the polling firm assumed that anyone they called was capable of voting for each candidate.… Read more ...

Wayne Root To Endorse Romney For President

From Wayne Root, 2008 Libertarian Party Vice-Presidential nominee:

Wayne will be appearing on Fox & Friends, the #1 morning show on cable TV on Sunday at 7:50 AM ET/4:50 AM PT to discuss his commentary “The Party That Booed God” and why Wayne, the former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, has just resigned from the LP to re-join The Republican Party as a Tea Party Libertarian Republican, and is endorsing Mitt Romney for President of the United States.… Read more ...

Ron Paul on Leno: No Endorsements

From a Facebook Post on LP Radicals by a (proclaimed) member of the audience for the taping earlier today:

Just came back from (the taping of) Ron Paul on Jay Leno.  Ron Paul did not endorse anyone and said a third party run was unlikely. So the news? *SPOILER ALERT* He was kind of subtle about it, but he said he needed a rest for 2016.  

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Stockman Denies Endorsing Chuck Baldwin in 2008

I recently wrote a bit about the third party connections of former Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX). In that article, I linked to one of our former articles claiming that Stockman had voted for pastor and Constitution Party presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin in 2008. One of the editors at Republican elections website Red Racing Horses (full disclosure: I helped found the site) recently interviewed Stockman and asked him about that detail.… Read more ...

USA Today Story on Ballot Access

Here is a seemingly sympathetic article on ballot access from USA Today. Hat tip to Ricardo Davis of the Georgia CP for drawing my attention to the article.

It is a quirk of American democracy: Your choices for president of the United States depend on which state you live in.

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Gallup Poll Includes Johnson, Stein, Goode

A new national Gallup poll was released July 6th, and it included three additional candidates on top of President Barack Obama, and former Governor Mitt Romney. These candidates were Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party, Jill Stein of the Green Party, and Virgil Goode of the Constitution Party.
I'm going to read a list of five candidates for president who may appear on the ballot in a significant number of states this November. Supposing that all of these candidates were on the ballot in your state, which one would you be most likely to vote for -- [ROTATED: Barack Obama, the Democratic candidate, Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate, Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party candidate, Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate, Virgil Goode, the Constitution Party candidate,] or will you be voting for someone else? (Asked of those who are undecided) As of today, which one of these candidates do you lean toward?

The drop in support during the campaign is likely due to two factors.

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New consulting firm created to help libertarian candidates

Libertarianism is gaining some additional political clout with the creation of a new consulting firm to help elect limited government advocates to political office.

Seven of the most successful individuals who have variously worked on the Ron Paul, Rand Paul, and Gary Johnson campaigns (among many others) have combined to form Liberty Torch Political Consulting, LLC.

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US Senate Candidate Michael Cavlan Challenges Fellow Candidate Kurt Bills On Marriage Amendment

The Michael Cavlan for US Senate 2012 campaign has issued a direct challenge to Republican Party endorsed candidate Kurt Bills to make a public statement in opposition to the so called Marriage Amendment.

Michael Cavlan RN states “Kurt Bills has been endorsed by Congressman Ron Paul. I first want to congratulate him and his campaign.… Read more ...

Steve Stockman Boasts Endorsements From Constitution Party Players

In 1994, Republican Steve Stockman (R-TX) upset longtime incumbent Democrat Jack Brooks in an east Texas congressional seat. While he lost two years later, during that time Stockman forged tight links on the ‘constitutional conservative’ right.

Now Stockman is running for Congress in TX-36. He faces Baytown businessman Steven Takach in a Republican primary runoff on July 31st.… Read more ...

Johnson Online Town Hall with Alexander McCobin and more media coverage

Gary Johnson participated in an online town hall with Alexander McCobin of Students for Liberty. They go over what the SFL stands for, getting into the debates, the SCOTUS ruling on healthcare, Ron Paul, the coming economic collapse, and a host of other substantial issues. The video can be found at Vokle: TOWN HALL WITH GOV.Read more ...