After being recognized by Libertarian National Committee Chairman Geoff Neale, and following a standing ovation from those present at the Sunday Texas LP convention luncheon featuring a keynote speech by 2012 Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson — 1992 Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Andre Marrou rose from his seat at a table near the front of the room, raised his hand to silence the crowd and addressed the convention with the following remarks (reported below verbatim and in toto).
IPR doubts any speech by any current or former Presidential candidate has ever received more applause or more laughter on a per-word or per-second basis in the history of US (or Planetary) Political History.
IPR is further informed this was Mr. Marrou’s first appearance at a Libertarian event of any kind since 1992.
Vice-Chair Lee Wrights and others likewise publicly acknowledged and expressed gratitude to Mr. Marrou for his campaigns both as Ron Paul’s Vice-Presidential running mate in 1988, and for his Presidential campaign in 1992. Others expressed their personal gratitude for his service in the Alaska legislature (including one attendee overheard to say that he had only recently moved from Alaska to Texas and was thrilled to meet the man he had first voted for in Alaska for the state house over 28 years ago).