Tag Archives: Newt Gingrich

Gary Johnson Contrasts Himself With Ron Paul, Obama, GOP Field, Past and Present Libertarian Presidential Contenders

From Mike Riggs at Reason, describing Gary Johnson’s speech to the ACLU:

Johnson said he’d cut the military’s budget and end Obama’s interventionism. It wasn’t until he got started on legalizing marijuana that the crowd (figuratively) lit up. A steady stream of applause followed Johnson’s declarations after that.

“I support gay marriage equality.

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Could Gingrich or Romney be the Americans Elect Nominee?

Jim Cook reports at Irregular Times

With 77 days to go before the first ballot, the combination corporation/political party called Americans Elect opened up a system today for delegates to draft presidential candidates to appear in its proprietary, privatized online presidential nominating system. The official rules of Americans Elect create three standards by which a draft candidate can qualify to appear on the ballot.

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Gary Johnson: Gingrich Would Have Taken War on Drugs to a Lethal Level

Press release at GaryJohnson2012.com:

Former Speaker Proposed Death Penalty for Bringing 2 Ozs. Of Marijuana Into U.S.

January 23, 2012, New York, NY — Appearing on MSNBC Saturday, former New Mexico Governor and presidential candidate Gary Johnson reminded viewers that former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich sponsored legislation (text below) in 1996 that would have imposed the death penalty for Americans caught bringing as little as 2 ounces of marijuana into the country.… Read more ...

Chuck Baldwin: ‘Newt Gingrich? Really?’

From an article at Chuck Baldwin Live by 2008 Constitution Party Presidential Candidate Chuck Baldwin:

If one believes that the problem is out-of-control government trampling our Bill of Rights, Newt Gingrich is definitely not the solution. If one believes the problem is the lack of Christian morals among our civil magistrates, Newt Gingrich is definitely not the solution.

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Root: ‘Devastating Rebuke for Mainstream Media’

By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee 

Newt Gingrich may have won South Carolina. But this wasn’t a Newt victory, as much as it was a devastating rebuke to the national media. 

Study the poll numbers. Yes, Romney really dropped the ball with the tax return and 15% capital gains issues, but the numbers started flipping from a Romney landslide to a Newt Gingrich landslide only after the ABC television interview with Newt’s ex-wife.… Read more ...

Wayne Root: ‘A Lesson in Capitalism for Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry’

In his column today at LP.org blog, 2008 Libertarian Party VP candidate Wayne Root takes Republican presidential contenders Gingrich and Perry to task for their attacks on Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital. Excerpt:

Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry need a lesson in capitalism from my father. Their attacks on Mitt Romney this week are not just disgusting and insulting, they are ignorant.

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Bruce Cohen: Gary Johnson Announces Libertarian Presidential Bid

Bruce Cohen’s post-announcement coverage published on his blog and submitted to IPR:

Gary Johnson had his much anticipated Press Conference this morning at 10 AM Mountain Time in the Capitol Rotunda of New Mexico.

He formally ‘left’ the GOP yesterday, and has absolutely milked every drop of PR possible out of the process of changing parties.… Read more ...

Two New Polls Have Ron Paul In Double Digits As Third Party Candidate, Trump and Huntsman Polled Too

The Washington Post-ABC News general election poll just came out and there were two scenarios under which Ron Paul was polled as a third party candidate. The first, a general election match-up between Paul, Gingrich, and Obama has Paul at 21%. The second, including a general election match-up between Paul, Romney, and Obama, also has Paul at 21%.… Read more ...

Bob Barr Endorsed Newt Gingrich

Bob Barr was the Presidential nominee of the Libertarian Party in 2008, having recently switched from the GOP. It was recently rumored that he was considering a Republican run for Congress in Georgia, but this still came as quite a shock. Bob Barr is one member of a large slate of public officials and former officeholders who endorsed Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign today.… Read more ...

JJ Myers: If Timothy Mcveigh Succeeded

If Timothy McVeigh succeeded, then why don’t we apply our foreign policy on terror  to our home grown terrorists? Why don’t we allow China to cluster bomb Norman Oklahoma to weed out those who might do us harm? Why don’t we set up check points in Tulsa to search for suspicious activity?

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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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Poll: 31% of GOP Primary Voters Lean Toward Third Party if Palin is GOP Presidential Nominee

Third Party and Independent Daily:

From Rasmussen, via KintlaLake:

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 31% of likely primary voters say they are at least somewhat likely to consider supporting a third-party candidate for president if former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is the GOP nominee.

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