Daily Archives: July 10, 2008

LRC reports Barr, who may not be on the ballot, at 10% in New Hampshire

LRC blogger Nick Bradley reports that Bob Barr is polling at 10% in New Hampshire. Apparently, no one told the pollsters, the pollees, or Bradley that Barr likely won’t even be on the ballot in the Granite State, in which the LP will be represented by George Phillies — a fact that was covered by Lew Rockwell himself nearly three weeks ago.… Read more ...

Kevin Barrett charges incumbent-opponent with making ‘false and libelous statement’ about Iran/Israel

Kevin Barrett, who describes himself as “the peace candidate for Congress” against a pro-war Democratic incumbent in Wisconsin’s District 3, has written a letter to his incumbent-opponent, Representative Ron Kind, demanding that Kind retract what Barrett calls his “false and libelous statement that Iran’s president has called for Israel to be ‘wiped off the map.'”

Below is the letter:

Dear Congressman Kind,

I am writing to ask you to retract a libelous, potentially murderous, and arguably criminal falsehood you uttered on the Ben Merens show on Wisconsin Public Radio Tuesday.

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Socialist presidential candidate to debate ‘capitalist businessman’ tonight at 8:30, Eastern

Socialist Party USA presidential candidate Brian Moore will be debating “capitalist businessman” Rick Harper tonight on Millionaire Smackdown, a Web radio show.

The “capitalist” is billed as a man who “loves our system of government,” while Socialist Moore says “it’s unfair and too advantageous to the wealthy.”

The debate can be heard tonight at 8:30 P.M., Eastern Time.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party, third-party and independent candidates for U.S. Senate react to FISA

In a press release issued yesterday, the Libertarian Party said Barack Obama had a chance to stand for liberty bud didn’t. “Civil liberties were violated, and only 28 senators cared to see justice served,” said Libertarian Party spokesperson Andrew Davis, “and Barack Obama was not one of them.”

The party is referring, of course, to Obama’s support of FISA and retroactive telecom immunity, which he originally said he would not support.… Read more ...

Open letter to Green Party by left-wing activist slams McKinney

Drew Pritt, who as a Democrat was the first openly gay man to run for statewide office in Arkansas, says that he doesn’t think he could vote Green if Cynthia McKinney is the party’s nominee for president.

“I have problems with [McKinney’s] candidacy,” Mr. Pritt says. “You see, running for President should mean that you have someone who has earned the right to represent the party, not use the party for political expediency.”

Pritt condemns McKinney for what he perceives as her antisemitism: “Cynthia McKinney has openly attacked members of the Jewish community.… Read more ...