Donald Eugene Lowe Withdraws from 2016 Libertarian Party Presidential Race

Small business owner Donald Eugene Lowe of Texas, who recently participated in IPR’s Libertarian Party (LP) presidential candidates questionnaire after being added to the official list of candidates at LP.org, has withdrawn from the LP race and chosen to run instead as a Republican.

“After getting hate mail from delegate members stating only [Gary] Johnson will be [the nominee] and no one else I withdrew from the Libertarian Party race,” says Lowe, “I was very upset that the party would not consider any other candidates including the others. It’s for a show to have so many candidates for them.”

Lowe says he will now run as a Republican because the party “is begging anyone to help” to defeat presumptive nominee Donald Trump for the party’s nomination.

“I am stepping up to the plate to fight against Trump and become President,” Lowe proclaims, “How I become President is the Will of God and so far it’s coming together unlike any other before.”

13 thoughts on “Donald Eugene Lowe Withdraws from 2016 Libertarian Party Presidential Race

  1. Thomas L. Knapp

    Can’t say I had really noticed Lowe, or that I think LP devotion to Johnson was his big obstacle.

    On the other hand, the phenomenon he describes is there. Johnson’s supporters are a lot like Hillary Clinton’s in that respect — “it’s INEVITABLE, why do you keep resisting?” It remains to be seen whether Johnson is in a Hillary 2008 or Hillary 2016 situation, but the increasing shrillness and the Haily Marys (e.g. the campaign “committing” $150k that it doesn’t have to LP ballot access) seem to indicate the former.

  2. Steven Berson

    The hundreds of people that are actually that self-deluded to believe that they can become President while being a complete unknown to the public with negligible to zero financial assets or supporter base – is hilarious – and in this particular case by “will of God” – AFTER the vast majority of the primaries for the duopoly party he is switching to has occurred – makes this much less of an article worthy of IPR and much more just a passing aside for a small chuckle.

    Regarding Thomas Knapp’s analysis of whether GJ is “inevitable” for 2016 – the fact remains that every candidate that is his competition still each has major downsides themselves – so while I think the first ballot count will be much closer than it was in 2012 I have a major feeling barring some cataclysmic event between now and Memorial Day that GJ will still gain it. We don’t have that long to find out.

  3. William Saturn Post author

    Steve Berson,

    The article is published to explain the discrepancy between the candidates included in candidates questionnaire and the candidates included in the poll that will be conducted in the coming days.

  4. Steven Berson

    regarding inevitability again –
    I am thinking that there will only be enough tokens given for 5 candidates to be debating at the Convention in Orlando – in likely numbers going:
    Johnson, Petersen, McAfee, Perry, Feldman

    Is there anyone else people think will make it? or that are on my list that people think won’t?

  5. Brad

    This guy trying to keep DJT from becoming the Republican nominee at this point is like a fly trying to stop a bus on the Interstate.

  6. NewFederalist

    AND… we all know the last thing that went through the fly’s mind when he hit the windshield! 😉

  7. Joey Berry

    May 5, 2016 at 14:55

    Steven Berson said:
    “The hundreds of people that are actually that self-deluded to believe that they can become President while being a complete unknown to the public with negligible to zero financial assets or supporter base – is hilarious… ”

    The same is largely true of all third party and independent candidates including Gary Johnson (who is unknown with no realistic financial base by national standards)…

    So I’m guessing that we need to go ahead and shut down IPR and all non-mainstream media; freedom of speech surrendered, we can then begin an orderly surrender of our other rights [or we could actually attempt to make an effort using modern tools such as social media].

    I am running for President to build a base and expand the Libertarian party while people (and media) who refuse to support the effort are “the problem” not people like me and media like IPR. I am attempting to build a campaign using Libertarian principals rather than Statist principles (as embraced by typical “established” candidates even within the Libertarian Party). We have a political product and we make it readily available to the political free market; the next stage requires citizens to accept the personal responsibility to effect change and simply promote the message (as opposed to requiring a large bureaucratic staff and massive fund-raising).

    Our attempt at outreach appears to be extremely effective at first contact (with a rapidly growing documented hit rate on the official website – only weeks after initial efforts) but the translation to active promoters on social media and coverage in the media is disturbingly poor so far…

    It appears that, as you imply, many people are able to comfort themselves with an idea that they don’t need to support (or improve) lesser known candidates until they become well known [but they want to blame the people who are making an effort despite limited resources rather than accepting personal responsibility for their own political apathy]. I imagine that it is much easier to make snide comments and try to lump the “hundreds of people” who are actually trying with one delusional example than it is to find at least one candidate who has a message with value.

    *I not arguing that Mr. Lowe was not self-deluded (or that there aren’t other examples as well); just that the extension of your point is very counter-productive to actual reform or 3rd party potential.

    Sincerely,

    Joey Berry

  8. Shawn Levasseur

    “I was very upset that the party would not consider any other candidates including the others. It’s for a show to have so many candidates for them.”

    Wait… I see enough argument and debate over the nomination that this just isn’t true. I believe that Gary is likely to win on the first ballot, but I’m not betting the house on it.

    If a few letters were all it took to convince Lowe to drop out, he clearly had no clue or understanding about the race.

    Lowe says he will now run as a Republican because the party “is begging anyone to help” to defeat presumptive nominee Donald Trump for the party’s nomination.

    Speaking about having no clue…

  9. J.R.Myers for President

    I believe this is the same Mr. Lowe who was seeking the CP nomination in Salt Lake City. So, in less than a month he’s gone CP to LP to GOP. Talk about retrograde motion!

  10. Andy

    I envision a parody song, sung to the tune of “The Ballad of Curtis Loew” by Lynryd Skynyrd.

    The Ballad of Donald Lowe

    I used to wake the mornin’
    before the morning news
    searching for voter booklets
    to get ready to vote
    I’d walk down to the corner
    down to the polling place
    and fill out my ballot for a man named Donald Lowe

    Old Don was a white man
    with a big bushy beard
    When he had a soap box
    he’d talk about politics all day

    (PEHAPS I SHALL CONTINUE LATER.)

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