Libertarian Convention Coverage at Reason

Below are all the articles from the Reason Magazine blog about the Libertarian national convention.

Starchild Is Here

Geoff Neale is the new LNC Chairman

Gary Johnson: The LNC Chair Race is Exciting! Interesting!

Still no Chair of the Libertarian National Committee

Gary Johnson Wins Libertarian Party Nomination

Gary Johnson Just Gave the Best Speech of His Presidential Campaign

How the LP Votes for a Presidential Nominee

Anarchy at the Libertarian Party Convention

Judge Jim Gray Is the 2012 Libertarian Party Vice Presidential Nominee

The Libertarian Party Convention Drinking Game

Johnson and Wrights Square Off in Libertarian Presidential Debate

It’s Johnson vs Wrights in the LP debate

Former Libertarian Presidential Candidate Ed Clark: “I think this year is like 1980”

Meet Lee Wrights, Libertarian Candidate for President

Gary Johnson Takes Solid Lead In Libertarian Party “Token Tally”

Mary Ruwart talks about the LP in 2008 & 2012

LP Convention Delegates See Johnson As Anti-Barr

Gary Johnson On Why He Changed His Mind About Running for President

The Libertarian Party Convention Has Begun

Nearly all the articles were about either the Chair race or about LP presidential contenders (past and present). The two exceptions were articles that featured an LNC at-large candidate who caught attention with his cross-dressing, and a Judicial Committee candidate who did so with a drinking game. Both were elected.

20 thoughts on “Libertarian Convention Coverage at Reason

  1. Thomas L. Knapp

    I don’t think of what Starchild does as “cross-dressing.”

    That term implies a person firmly attached to one gender role “acting out” as another gender role.

    Starchild is never someone pretending to be someone else. He just happens to be many things, and expressing one or more of those things at any given time in his fashion choices.

  2. Brian Holtz Post author

    Dictionary.com defines “cross-dress” as “dress in the clothes of the other sex”, but I will defer to Tom’s expertise in this area.

  3. Thomas L. Knapp

    Brian,

    Dictionary definitions are … normative. That’s what makes them useful in most cases.

    Starchild is … not normal. That’s what makes the dictionary definition not especially useful, and what makes him so great.

  4. Robert Capozzi

    5 tk: Dictionary definitions are … normative. That’s what makes them useful in most cases.

    me: I’m dancing in the streets about this statement!

  5. Jill Pyeatt

    I prefer to think of Starchild as “all-gender”. Maybe he just feels more like one of the genders on each particular day.

  6. Jill Pyeatt

    Wow, Brian, what an excellent compilation. I just realized, though, that I never met the Reason reporter who was there. I wish I had! I did visit with the other reporter, but I was so tired by the end of the convention (as were most of us), that I’ve completely forgotten his name or who he worked for. It was something “Weekly”, I think.

  7. Carol Moore

    Hmmmm…. maybe I should start dressing up so people will know I’m the female starchild 🙂 Including being snotty and contentious like some horny high testosterone 20 something male…

  8. Thomas L. Knapp

    CM@12,

    “ncluding being snotty and contentious like some horny high testosterone 20 something male”

    Oh, you’ve pretty much got that one down pat.

  9. Carol Moore

    That’s MY manly man side. I could go into the astrology of it or the residual effect of being a macho guy killed in WWII who had came back as a repressed Catholic Female for 16 years or so. (Til she read Ayn Rand and saw the Beatles.) But I’ll save it for my Best Selling Bio.

  10. Kevin Knedler

    @ # 10
    Agree, I really do NOT believe Mr. Wrights initiated the “NOTA” votes. I asked him, he told me, and I believe he is truthful.

  11. George Phillies on Oregon

    There were a whole bunch of very high grade coroplast signs. Someone organized the NOTA drive in advance. You might inquire in the Texas delegation if they are willing to talk.

  12. Nicholas Sarwark

    @17: There were people who printed “Elect No One to the LNC” signs ahead of the convention. I (conspiracy of one) advocated for NOTA for LNC Chair.

    Wrights was not involved or interested in being Chair. And I didn’t know who printed the signs until late Sunday evening.

  13. paulie

    The two exceptions were articles that featured an LNC at-large candidate who caught attention with his cross-dressing, and a Judicial Committee candidate who did so with a drinking game. Both were elected.

    More importantly, both write here at IPR 🙂

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