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. He did not say it was for Rand either. (I guess he’s not done yet. Yay!) That was the announcement, if any. It was amazing to see him. He was about 6 feet away from me at the very end before exiting stage left.
The program is due to be broadcast about 1 hour from now beginning in the eastern time [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.”
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.