Daily Archives: September 22, 2008

Constitution Party confirms Ron Paul’s endorsement of Chuck Baldwin

From the Constitution Party Web site:

Constitution Party’s Chuck Baldwin Set To Dent ‘Big Box’ Candidates

Grand Rapids, MI (September 22, 2008) Former GOP presidential candidate, Texas Congressman Ron Paul announced today he is endorsing Constitution Party presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin. (www.campaignforliberty.com)

In a letter to supporters, Paul wrote, “I’m supporting Chuck Baldwin, the Constitution Party candidate.”

Paul went on to say, “There is no real choice between the two major parties and their nominees, only the rhetoric varies.… Read more ...

LPTN Chairman: Barr’s stunt ‘couldn’t have been more destructive if it were planned’

In the wake of Ron Paul’s endorsement of Chuck Baldwin, Tony Wall, the Chairman of the Tennessee Libertarian Party, has issued a statement admonishing both Bob Barr and the Libertarian National Committee for their handling of “Snubgate.”

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The stupid stunt pulled by the Barr Campaign has officially robbed this party of the opportunity of our lifetime.

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Veracity of Ron Paul’s endorsement of Chuck Baldwin for President being questioned

Writing in the comments at
Last Free Voice
, “NotABarrFan” says:

Jesse [Benton] is a bad boy and now is in a lot of trouble according to Ron Paul’s COS:

Tom Lizardo
Chief of Staff
Phone: 202-225-2831

Jennifer Bailey
Phone: 202-225-2831

Rachel Mills
Press Secretary
Phone: 202-225-2831

Ballot Access News
, the same commenter advised readers to call 979-285-0231 for more information.… Read more ...

Barr wins Massachusetts substitution case

Ballot Access News reports

On September 22, U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton granted injunctive relief to Bob Barr and the Massachusetts Libertarian Party, and ordered them placed on the ballot. Barr v Galvin, 08-11340. The decision is eleven pages long. It says, “No public interest is served in having the wrong nominees on the ballot.

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Senator Mike Gravel to discuss book ‘The Kingmakers’ on RevolutionBroadcasting.com

Tuesday the 23rd I will have Senator Mike Gravel on my show at 8pm ET to discuss his book about the main stream media, “The Kingmakers”. Even if you may not agree with some of the Senator’s views, this book is strictly about exposing the MSM. Once again if IPR readers have any questions on the subject I will do my best to include them in my interview.… Read more ...

Boston Tea Party candidate Charles Jay to be interviewed on RevolutionBroadcasting.com

Charles Jay will be interviewed live on RevolutionBroadcasting.com at 8PM ET. Thursday the 25th. If the readers of IPR would like to suggest questions for Charles, I will do my best to include them in my interview.… Read more ...

Ron Paul endorses Chuck Baldwin

Posted at Campaign for Liberty

The Libertarian Party Candidate admonished me for “remaining neutral” in the presidential race and not stating whom I will vote for in November. It’s true; I have done exactly that due to my respect and friendship and support from both the Constitution and Libertarian Party members.

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Stafford for Senate campaign redesigns website

Larry Stafford, running for Senate as a Libertarian in Illinois, has recently overhauled his campaign website. The new site is a comprehensive campaign online hub, including volunteer opportunities, a way to donate, and some typical features of a candidate’s website. Stafford wants to model his political career after Ron Paul, and is a proud veteran.… Read more ...

Libertarian candidate for North Carolina Lt. Gov. participates in debate

Last Wednesday, Libertarian Phillip Rhodes debated his Republican and Democratic opponents on public television. Ignoring the irony, this is a great achievement for Mr. Rhodes. The video can be watched here.… Read more ...

Reason to host virtual debate between Barr and McCain-Obama

Reason magazine will be hosting a “virtual” debate between Bob Barr and the two major party candidates.

From Reason‘s Hit & Run blog:

As usual, the two major political parties are shutting out all third-party candidates from this season’s presidential debates, while trying to out-compete one another for how many government goodies they can promise to voters.

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Bob Barr: ‘Strong believer’ in death penalty as ‘appropriate and just punishment’

In joining Jimmy Carter in supporting clemency for death-row inmate Troy Davis, Libertarian Party presidential nominee Bob Barr says that while he believes the Davis case should be given a closer look before Davis is put to death by the state, he (Barr) is “a strong believer in the death penalty as an appropriate and just punishment.”… Read more ...

Ralph Nader wants Bob Barr, Cynthia McKinney (and Chuck Baldwin) included in the debates

Writing in US News and World Report, independent Presidential candidate Ralph Nader mentions two opponents by name while calling for opening up the debates:

The broadcasts of the presidential debates this year will reach 60 million or more Americans. The array of candidates running includes two former members of Congress—Libertarian Bob Barr and Green Cynthia McKinney—as well as me, but viewers will see only two choices: a Democrat and a Republican.

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