(Photo: Las Vegas: Sarwark, Weld, Johnson, Gillespie)
2016 Libertarian nominees Governors Johnson and Weld, as well as past LP POTUS candidate Barr (2008) and past LP VPOTUS candidates Gray (2012) and Root (2008) are scheduled to appear at this week’s FREEDOMFEST convention in Las Vegas. Live streaming video of many of the large room sessions can be found HERE. … Read more ...
A week after #CruzSexScandal set the Twitterverse ablaze on the heels of The National Enquirer’s exposé of GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz, The Saturnalian could ignite a firestorm of its own with the following report of a sex scandal involving a “longstanding, well known Progressive” presidential candidate.… Read more ...
Ron Paul, following the conclusion of his son’s 2016 GOP primary campaign, appeared on FBN’s Kennedy to discuss what’s next for libertarians. He urges libertarians and liberty-minded Republicans alike to “forget about the Republican primary, and for that matter Republicans and Democrats.” Paul insists libertarians have nobody to vote for among any of the remaining major-party candidates, and should instead seek out and support “an alternative party” such as the L.P.… Read more ...
Yesterday, Liberty Hangout and Charles Peralo from BeingLibertarian.com had the privilege of being one of the first outlets to chat with tech mogul, security expert, and founder of a centi million dollar web security company, John McAfee, about his 2016 presidential campaign. We asked John about a number of his policy stances, ranging from intellectual property, to social security, free trade, Bitcoin, and more.
Libertarian National Committee member and former LP of Georgia state chair Doug Craig on facebook (H/T Caryn Ann Harlos):
Just got a call from USA Today newspaper. .they wanted to ask me about the John Mcafee campaign ..I told them I had talked to him about ballot acces and always welcomed all voices to the debate when it comes to freedom.
According to this story, a new party, the Green Mountain Party, has been organized in Vermont and it expects to be on the ballot in 2016.
From the article cited, written by Jasper Craven:
“When we vote, we as citizens think we’ve made changes on a local and state level, but we get the same results,” said 51-year-old Neil Johnson in a press release announcing the formation of the party.… Read more ...
The quickest path to a return to health for the party is a political divorce.
The Tea Party activists need to make it official and petition to form their own political party. Heritage Action, the Senate Conservative Fund and right-wing talk radio can lead the Tea Party faithful to the exit.
Red Kelly (OWL Party) 1976 Washington State Voting Pamphlet entry
Kali Holloway has this article at Alternet about four frivolous political parties. The title indicates that there are five, but the fifth entry is actually about write-in votes for Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. The parties profiled are the Guns and Dope Party, the OWL Party, the Straight Talking American Government Party (or STAG Party), and the Rent is Too Damn High Party.… Read more ...
John McAfee, founder of computer antivirus software company McAfee Associates and computer security device firm Future Tense Central, has announced he will seek the presidency in 2016 as the candidate of the Cyber Party. His website McAfee16.com went live Tuesday evening.
According to CNN, McAfee said he “decided to run after being encouraged by ‘almost everyone’ he knows and meets.” He said, “I have a huge underground following on the web.… Read more ...
From Kent McManigal, 2008 Libertarian Party and Boston Tea Party candidate:
Maybe America and “our culture” can’t survive the lack of a government enforced border.
Maybe gun owners will see their liberty stripped away due to new “laws” supported by new migrants.
Maybe welfare will be overwhelmed and run out of funds.