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.
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.
For instance, voters in Colorado and New Mexico who do not want to vote for Mitt Romney or Barack Obama for president will have the option to vote for Virgil Goode of the Constitution Party or for Libertarian Gary Johnson or for several others.
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.
The drop in support during the campaign is likely due to two factors.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Gary Johnson, Libertarian nominee for President, continues to try and sway supporters of Ron Paul to support him in the general election. Despite similar views, Johnson will likely not receive Paul’s endorsement.
Over the weekend, organizers of the Paul Festival, an event bringing speakers, rock bands and entertainers together in Tampa from Aug.
An article published by The Ledger of Lakeland Florida titled: “Party Trying To Set Identity” examines the relationship between the Libertarian Party and Ron Paul; and the two Liberty-related events to occur nearby in August — PaulFest and FreedomFestival2012.
The article by Bill Rufty, political editor for The Ledger, states in part:
The interesting thing about the Libertarian Party is that its members can move easily back and forth between it and the Republican Party because there is a faction in the GOP that believes in at least a portion of the Libertarian Party philosophy.