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 [read more]
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 [read more]
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. The firm aims to change the outcome of elections around the country and get more freedom-loving candidates elected to office than ever before.
The team consists of:
Liberty Torch believes with their experience, they can succeed where others have failed. Read [read more]
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 [read more]
Former Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) held office as a Republican from 1994-1996, and he is looking to return to Congress as a Republican. Nevertheless, his endorsements betray significant connections to third party politics. [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 [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. 24-26 — right before the Republican convention — announced that Johnson will be taking part in their festivities. Johnson’s running mate, Jim Gray — a trial court judge based out of Orange County, Calif., who has been a sharp critic of the drug laws — will also be speaking at the Paul Festival.
In a statement released over the weekend, Johnson said he hoped his two terms as governor, when he won national attention for his fiscal discipline and opposition to the drug laws, would help appeal to supporters across party lines.
“I am grateful and excited to receive an invitation from Paul Festival and look forward to joining such a great gathering for liberty,” said Johnson. “I proudly stand by my record as a governor who united voters from all parties and beliefs.”
“Governor Johnson’s attendance furthers Paul Festival’s goal to band together against the political establishment,” said Bryan Simeon, the chief organizer of Paul Festival. “Gary Johnson spent a career unifying both the left and right and and fighting to allow all voices to be heard.”
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An article by Eric Golub titled: “Ron Paul supporters are not Republicans and they should not attend the GOP convention” published in today’s Washington Times states:
“That’s right. An outright ban on their presence is the only way to prevent the [read more]
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.
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The following is more recent media coverage of Libertarian Presidential nominee Gary Johnson.
First is an interview with NPR’s Michel Martin where he sat down in studio to discuss his record as Governor, libertarian views, and capturing Ron Paul supporters.
MARTIN: Well, you’re also arguing that you are where many of the American people are, if not most, in the sense of being socially progressive or inclusive or not wanting to have a heavy government imprint in the personal lives of Americans. Let’s put it that way. And also being fiscally conservative and also wanting to avoid kind of an aggressive and expansionist kind of American foreign policy. That’s your core argument. How do you then create the institutional support to carry that message forward? What’s the plan?
JOHNSON: Well, so, Michel, politics – and I’m just going to speak the obvious here – but politics is all about momentum. If you don’t have momentum, there’s no reason to be doing it. And so, I have terrific momentum. I’m not expecting anybody to recognize that.
Ron Paul was asked a couple of months ago, are you going to drop out of the race? He said: No, I’m not going to drop out of the race. People that are coming out to see me are growing in number, and I think my voice is representative of the largest growing segment of American politics today.
I would just offer up the same, that that is my experience. That the momentum is straight up, I’m not expecting anybody to recognize that. But that’s the case. And if it weren’t, I wouldn’t be doing this. My message is a message that needs to be heard and it needs to be pursued.
MARTIN: But isn’t politics the means by which government happens? I mean, if you are unable to create an institutional framework that allows the people who support you to support you in a way that achieves the goal, what’s the point?
JOHNSON: Well, the notion here is to win. The notion here is to poll at a high enough level to be in the national debates against Obama and Romney. And if that happens, I want to suggest to you, I could crash and burn or anything could happen, given the sentiment in this country today, which is a rightful sentiment. We’re in deep doo-doo and we need to fix this. We need to fix this now.
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