Tag Archives: CPAC

Video: Gary Johnson at CPAC 2016


See also articles about Johnson’s appearance here, here, and here.

Merlin Miller: Report on AIPAC, CPAC and US-Israel Summit

Merlin Miller is a political activist and independent filmmaker, known for directing the 2000 film “Jericho.” He was the 2012 presidential nominee of the nationalist American Third Position Party (now American Freedom Party), receiving a total of 2,713 votes. Notably, during the 2012 campaign he met with Iran’s then-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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Will the Libertarian Party Be Banned From CPAC 2012?

From David Weigel’s blog at Slate:

I reported yesterday on new ACU President Al Cardenas’s “vetting” process for CPAC, and his statement that support for gay marriage or opposition to DADT are not “within the scope of what we believe the three legs of the stool of the movement are.

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Leftist observer enjoys conservative/libertarian split at CPAC, supports strengthening Libertarian Party

Lubbock Left, a blog hosted but not edited by the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal:

Social conservatives and libertarians don’t get along. Here’s a FOX News opinion piece about the recent CPAC Conference illustrating that point. (To my friends on the right: yes, I occasionally read FOX News, holding my nose the whole time.) Social conservatives can’t stand libertarians wanting a voice within the Republican Party, though they courted libertarians eagerly enough in the 2010 election cycle, mostly through the TEA Party concept.

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Libertarian Party Monday Message: Video from CPAC 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

I think you’ll enjoy this video of the LP in action at CPAC (pronounced "see-pack"), the Conservative Political Action Conference.

LP Headquarters staff and volunteers hosted a booth last Thursday through Saturday here in Washington, D.C., featuring the World’s Smallest Political Quiz and the "Republican Wall of Shame."

Our new video specialist, Nigel Lyons, interviewed everyone from Libertarians to Republicans, as well as representatives from various nonpartisan groups like Students for Liberty and Young Americans for Liberty.… Read more ...

Reform Party at CPAC 2011

Video of Reform Party at CPAC 2011 posted in IPR comments on a previous post:

Previous IPR CPAC 2011 coverage:

Supporters of former Libertarian candidate Ron Paul heckle Cheney, Rumsfeld, call them war criminals at CPAC

Huffington Post on CPAC Straw Poll: Ron Paul wins Again! Gary Johnson tied for third place

Jimmy McMillan is at CPAC

Third Party CPAC Roundup 2/10/11

Libertarians at CPAC present Republican Wall of Shame

Supporters of former Libertarian candidate Ron Paul and one time possible Reform Party candidate Donald Trump clash at CPAC

Supporters of former Libertarian candidate Ron Paul heckle Cheney, Rumsfeld, call them war criminals at CPAC

Via John Grooms at Atlanta’s Creative Loafing:

Yesterday at CPAC, the big conservative conference in D.C., Ron Paul supporters and other libertarians in the crowd spoiled a sweet Bush-era reunion by launching a shouting match and protest action. First, Donald Rumsfeld was brought onstage, where CPAC was to present him with, unbelievable as it sounds, its “Defender Of The Constitution” award.

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Huffington Post on CPAC Straw Poll: Ron Paul wins Again! Gary Johnson tied for third place

Huffington Post  reports on the results of the Straw Poll for President at the Conservative Political Action Conference:

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) came out on top in the much-anticipated 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll, according to Fox News.

Human Events confirmed that the Republican congressman won the vote before the results were officially announced.Read more ...

Supporters of former Libertarian candidate Ron Paul and one time possible Reform Party candidate Donald Trump clash at CPAC

Maggie Haberman at Politico (excerpts):

The real-estate mogul with a genius for self-promotion gave the most-acclaimed — and most colorful — speech at the conservative gathering this afternoon, from the moment he took the stage to the song “Money, Money, Money.”

With no visible sense of irony, he slammed libertarian Ron Paul as a losing hopeful who can’t capture the brass ring and got booed by some for it, said our current president came ‘out of nowhere,” and quoted a business magazine’s story about what a terrific entrepreneur he himself is.

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Libertarians at CPAC present Republican Wall of Shame

Press release from the Libertarian Party:

WASHINGTON – At their booth at the Conservative Political Action Conference, the Libertarian Party is displaying a "Republican Wall of Shame." (View low-res JPG or high-res PDF.)

These are the prominent Republicans featured on the Wall of Shame:

  • Mitt Romney, supporter of the RomneyCare socialized medicine program in Massachusetts.
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Free and Equal Announces Gary Johnson Endorsement and CPAC Participation

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

Johnson Supports Free and Equal’s Commitment to Candidate and Voter Rights

Free and Equal Elections Foundation today announced that Gary Johnson, former governor of New Mexico, has endorsed the Foundation’s efforts to reform election laws and improve candidate and voter rights.

Johnson served as governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003.… Read more ...

Bob Barr Discusses CPAC, Previews New Organization

An email broadcast today from 2008 Libertarian Party presidential nominee Bob Barr:

Dear Friend,

Over this past weekend, the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) was held in Washington, D.C.  The event is a gathering of 10,000 activists, organizers and leaders from around the nation.

Since 2004, I’ve witnessed CPAC attendees go from a neo-conservative, pro-interventionist, mindset that was closely aligned to the Republican Party, to a gathering of folks who are waking up to liberty and increasingly finding themselves politically homeless.

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