Daily Archives: October 10, 2008

Americans for Prosperity honors Ronald Reagan at tonight’s dinner

It’s been an exciting day here at the ‘Defending the American Dream’ summit in Washington, DC. A rally on Capitol Hill, training sessions for new media and bloggers, and then the main event of the evening… a huge dinner with numerous major speakers.

There’s an interesting mixture of high-energy power ties, rank and file grassroots activists, and scruffy new media types in here.… Read more ...

‘Utah’s Gay and Lesbian News & Entertainment Magazine’ profiles Libertarian candidate for Attorney General

In a lengthy article, QSaltLake profiles Andrew McCullough, the Libertarian candidate for Utah Attorney General. You can read the article here, and an excerpt is posted below:

“The assumption is that gay men are going to cause trouble, that if you don’t watch them they’ll fondle you or I don’t know what,” he said.

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Kevin Barrett could break Libertarian records

Kevin Barrett, the controversial Libertarian for Congress in Wisconsin, is doing very well in the polls, as are the issues he is basing his campaign around. In a new poll conducted by Voice Broadcasting, Barrett is at 13.1%. That is higher than any other Libertarian candidate for Congress (running in a three-way race) in the entire nation and higher than any other Libertarian in Wisconsin, according to the Barrett campaign.… Read more ...

Defending the American Dream: General observations from day one

A couple more observations from the ‘Defending the American Dream’ Summit…

The positives…

The venue is fantastic. Lots of space, nice ballrooms, and access to an underground tunnel that leads to an underground mall. There’s also an attached Metro Station right there. It makes it very easy to get around. Also glad I can go to the RiteAid in the mall and buy soda and snacks without having to spend $100 at the hotel gift shop or at a vending machine or something.… Read more ...

Dr. Death polling in the single digits

Listed earlier as one of the top ten most hopeful independents in the nation, Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s numbers in the polls have dropped from August when he was at 8%. Currently, according to a poll here and here, the candidate is polling from 2% to 5% in his congressional race.… Read more ...

Libertarians and the disabled: a request for help

I will be representing Scotty Boman at forum hosted by a group of advocates for the disabled. This will, of course, be a harsh crowd for laissez-faire, and that’s why I’m asking for any and all help in addressing common concerns disabled people have with libertarian solutions.

Thank you!

— J.D.… Read more ...

Update from Black Box Voting: Trouble with straight party voting and how you can help on Election Day

In email to supporters of the organization Black Box Voting, an organization devoted to fixing flaws in voting machines, informed them of votes being miscounted or not counted at all when the straight party option was chosen. The text of the email follows, along with a Youtube video:

THE PROBLEM: “Straight party voting” on voting machines is revealing a bad pattern of miscounting and omitting your vote, especially if you are a Democrat.

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Greens speak out on health care, and bailout

Greens speak out on health care, comparing Obama & McCain’s rejection
of Single-Payer/Medicare For All with their endorsement of the $700
billion bailout for Wall Street.

WASHINGTON, DC — Green candidates and leaders, encouraged by an open
letter from Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), called
the Green Party the only hope for guaranteed health care for all
Americans.… Read more ...

Chuck Baldwin and Darrell Castle on the campaign trail

This past week has been full of travels for the Constitution party candidates Chuck Baldwin and Darrell Castle.

Chuck traveled to Wisconsin to attend the John Birch Society’s 50th Anniversary celebration.

Video of Chuck’s speech can be seen on the JBS news page, as well as a summary of his main points.… Read more ...

First impressions from the ‘Defending the American Dream’ Summit

I arrived at Reagan National Airport around 5pm today and made my way over to the hotel shuttle area. The Marriott shuttle arrived about 20 minutes later. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize that there are three different Marriott brand hotels right next to the airport.

First, I jumped off the shuttle at the Courtyard Marriott.… Read more ...

IPR 14-candidate presidential poll update

With just under 1,000 votes cast, the unscientific online IPR 14-candidate presidential poll stands as follows: Charles Jay (Boston Tea) 28.2%, Bob Barr (Libertarian) 17.7%, Chuck Baldwin (Constitution) 13.2%, John McCain (Republican) 8.0%, Ralph Nader (Independent) 7.9%, Barack Obama (Democrat) 7.5%, Tom Stevens (Objectivist) 5.6%, Alan Keyes (America’s Independent) 4.3%, Cynthia McKinney (Green) 2.2%, Brian Moore (Socialist) 0.6%, Gloria La Riva (Socialism and Liberation) 0.5%, Gene Amondson (Prohibition) 0.1%, Roger Calero (Socialist Workers) 0.1%, Ted Weill (Reform) 0.0%, Someone else 2.2%, Will not vote 2.0%.… Read more ...

Nader campaigns in Lawrence, Kansas

KSNT.com reports independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader campaigned in Lawrence, Kansas, on Thursday evening, where “hundreds gathered” to hear him speak. Nader said he “believes he and his running mate, Matt Gonzalez, will receive millions of votes on November 4th, despite the fact that some have called him a ‘spoiler’ in previous elections.” The Lawrence Journal World says about 400 were in attendance.… Read more ...