Tag Archives: Jimmy McMillan

May Day 2013: Updates, including third party mentions

May Day 2013 was celebrated by workers, activists, and occupiers around the world. Occupy Wall Street set up a May Day 2013 NYC website for scheduling events.

Some of the news coverage of May Day included third party mentions. The PressTV story and video below include reflections from socialist party members, as well as from Jimmy “Rent Is Too Damn High” McMillan, who ran for Governor of New York on an independent line.… Read more ...

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 ...

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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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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Jimmy McMillan To Run For President in 2012

From the New York Observer:

Rent Is Too Damn High gubernatorial candidate Jimmy McMillan, fresh off a surprising 40,000 vote finish,  appeared on the Libertarian Internet talk show “Revolution Radio” and announced that he will run for President in 2012.

Says McMillan, “If you don’t do your job right, I am coming at you.

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Darryl Perry: ‘Announcing the formation of the Rent is Too Damn High Caucus of the Libertarian Party’

Via IPR comments,

Announcing the formation of the Rent is Too Damn High Caucus of the Libertarian Party:

The idea for the Rent is Too Damn High Caucus started during a discussion on IPR. The purpose of the caucus is “to try getting the LP HQ moved out of the Watergate & into a cheaper office.” The caucus may also look into other ways the LP can save money and/or more efficiently use member dues & donations.

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With a very small sample, good news for third parties in New York

The Board of Elections in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York posts results as they come in from the precincts. By studying the sets as they come, and looking when it was at 1.15%, and now up to 3.82%, many of the third party candidates are hovering at about the 1% mark.… Read more ...

Albany Times-Union Capitol Confidential column predicts bigger than usual third party vote

Jimmy Vielkind, Albany Times-Union:

Third-party protests. If you consider the system a farce, the campaign bogus, our government a joke, then give it the leader it deserves: Jimmy McMillan. I can think of no better embodiment of a protest vote than him. And more seriously: the other third-party candidates like Warren Redlich, Howie Hawkins, Charles Barron (and, to a lesser extent, Kristin Davis) are offering less mainstream positions that still have a significant following.… Read more ...

Jimmy McMillan: Viral video count, third party poll, and more…

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Kimberly Wilder at On The Wilder Side:

Okay, I am not sure if you should vote for Rent Is Too Damn High candidate Jimmy McMillan. Though, you sure have to give him credit! He has gotten his message across. He has launched a message and a slogan that is at three million plus views and counting.… Read more ...

Think 3 Institute: Turning Inclusive Debates into ‘Reality’

Samuel Wilson at Think 3 Institute:

The aftermath of Monday’s inclusive New York gubernatorial debate, which spotlighted all seven candidates who’ll appear on the November ballot, raises questions about the need for balance between inclusiveness and seriousness. The talk of the night and day after the debate, when not focused on the two major-party candidates, focused on James McMillan, the flamboyant candidate of the “Rent is 2 Damn High” party, who was said to have stolen the show with his eccentric appearance and mantric insistence on the driving issue of his campaign.… Read more ...

Jimmy McMillan video goes viral: one million plus views

The Daily Beast has posted a video from the 2010 Hofstra NY Governor Debate with highlights of Jimmy McMillan’s comments. The video now shows as having 1,086,121 views since the debate Monday evening.

The video comments read:

October 18, 2010 — In a debate expected to be dominated by top New York governor candidates Andrew Cuomo and Carl Paladino, Jimmy McMillan of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party provided the fireworks.

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NY Governor Debate: Minor Party Candidates Steal The Show

All seven ballot-qualified candidates for New York Governor appeared Monday evening at the Hofstra Gubernatorial Debate in Hempstead, Long Island, New York. The third party candidates in the race are: Charles Barron (Freedom Party); Kristin Davis (Anti-Prohibition Party); Howie Hawkins (Green Party); Jimmy McMillan (Rent is too Damn High Party); and Warren Redlich (Libertarian Party)

Below are two good write-ups about the debate:

Press Connects/Greater Binghamton published a story on October 18, 2010 titled, “Debate: Minor-party candidates steal show from Cuomo, Paladino”

A quote from the article, “The debate also provided plenty of entertainment, with several of the minor-party candidates aiming barbs at the Republican and Democratic candidates who, in turn, largely ignored them…”

The second piece was highlighted at Ballot Access News:

The New Republic published the story “NY Gubernatorial Debate: More Fringe Candidates, Please!” on October 18, 2010.… Read more ...