Tag Archives: Ron Paul

American Freedom Party: Ron Paul Smeared by SPLC “Tolerance Taliban” Again

Posted August 22, 2013 on the American Freedom Party website

Will the Pauls ever successfully distance themselves from allegations of racism? Since they first came to light in 2008, the controversies surrounding the publication of racist newsletters bearing Ron Paul’s name has been well-analyzed and well-documented. Senator Rand Paul experienced similar scrutiny a couple of months ago when it was revealed that one of his aides was a talk radio host named “the Southern Avenger” who once belonged to a group advocating Southern secession.… Read more ...

Ron Paul: Why I Didn’t Run as an Independent

The Libertarian Party’s 1988 presidential nominee (and lifetime LP member) Ron Paul gave a brief interview back in November, in which he answered a question about not running as a third-party candidate after unsuccessfully running in the Republican presidential primaries.
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Ron Paul Featured in Anti-Drug-War Music Video

The following appeared in the May 8, 2013 edition of the Liberator Online, the official publication of The Advocates for Self-Government. Ron Paul was the Libertarian Party candidate for president in 1988 and is a lifetime LP member. 

In January 2008 Paul shocked Republican audiences during the presidential debates by declaring: “We need to repeal the whole War on Drugs.

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Flashback: Howard Phillips Interviews Ron Paul in 1997

Howard Phillips was a conservative political activist who founded the Constitution Party (called the U.S. Taxpayers Party until 1999) in 1992. He passed away on April 20th at the age of 72. For many years, he hosted a TV show called the “Conservative Roundtable”. In 1997, he welcomed Congressman Ron Paul, who at that time had just reentered Congress after a 12 year break.… Read more ...

Larry West: Ballot Status and Registered Write-In Status By Presidential Candidate, 2012

From IPR comments, original research by Larry West as to which presidential candidates are on the ballot in which states, and which ones are registered write-in candidates in which states. Larry West is the only source for this information and I have not attempted to verify or correct it, but corrections – preferably with links to sources/evidence – are welcome in the comments.Read more ...

Huffington Post Essay on Ron Paul and Third Party Voting

Here is an essay by Brian LaSorsa from Huffington Post, “Is a Vote for Ron Paul a Vote for Obama, or the Product of a Disenfranchised Right?”

In the end, though, we have meaningful questions to ask: are third-party voters betraying the Republican Party, or are these voters a product of the Republican Party betraying the ideals of small government?

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Mediaite Article on Ron Paul Supporters, Libertarians and Romney

Here is a Mediaite article that is in reply to a couple of Breitbart columns imploring Ron Paul supporters and L(l)ibertarians to vote for Romney. I think the article addresses libertarian/Libertarian Party dynamics enough to be of interest to IPR readers.

…Schlichter’s misunderstanding of the libertarian mentality doesn’t help, either. The first and most obvious mistake he makes is to conveniently overlook the fact that small-L libertarians are truly unconcerned with the Libertarian Party.

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Can Romney win over libertarians?

The Blaze reports that Mitt Romney is having a difficult time getting supporters of former presidential candidate Ron Paul and libertarians in general on his side.

Those who identify with libertarian ideas represent a sizable part of the voter base in America. In a 2006 Zogby International poll, 59 percent of respondents said “yes” to whether they would describe themselves as “fiscally conservative and socially liberal.” The poll was commissioned by David Boaz and David Kirby of the Cato Institute – a think tank dedicated to advancing principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace — who have conducted several studies together on the libertarian-leaning voter beginning with a 2006 paper where they determined through admittedly strict calculations that 13 to 15 percent of the electorate could be defined as libertarian.

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Gallup Nationwide Poll Includes Goode, Stein, and Johnson

Gallup recently did a nationwide presidential poll in which they included the Constitution Party’s Virgil Goode of Virginia, the Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson of New Mexico, and the Green Party’s Jill Stein of Massachusetts. The results cannot, of course, compensate for ballot access–so the polling firm assumed that anyone they called was capable of voting for each candidate.… Read more ...

Wayne Root To Endorse Romney For President

From Wayne Root, 2008 Libertarian Party Vice-Presidential nominee:

Wayne will be appearing on Fox & Friends, the #1 morning show on cable TV on Sunday at 7:50 AM ET/4:50 AM PT to discuss his commentary “The Party That Booed God” and why Wayne, the former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, has just resigned from the LP to re-join The Republican Party as a Tea Party Libertarian Republican, and is endorsing Mitt Romney for President of the United States.… Read more ...

Ron Paul on Leno: No Endorsements

From a Facebook Post on LP Radicals by a (proclaimed) member of the audience for the taping earlier today:

Just came back from (the taping of) Ron Paul on Jay Leno.  Ron Paul did not endorse anyone and said a third party run was unlikely. So the news? *SPOILER ALERT* He was kind of subtle about it, but he said he needed a rest for 2016.  

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Report on Johnson at PAULfest

Here is a report on PAULfest from Jordon Bloom at The American Conservative. The report covers Johnson’s speech and the third party sentiments of some of the attendees:

“Having the sand kicked in our face through the whole process has really opened my eyes,” says Andy McKeon, 29, a Paul delegate from Massachusetts.

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