In an email sent to its membership, the Libertarian Party is promoting free registration to the Conservative Leadership Conference to be held September 18-21 in Las Vegas. Saying the overriding question of the conference will be “Should conservatives and libertarians vote for the presidential candidate most ideologically similar to themselvesâ€¦or for the candidate polling says is most likely to defeat Barack Obama?”, the LP release submits details on the “three third-party conservative candidates” scheduled to speak at the event:
* Former Republican Congressman Bob Barr â€“ with impeccable conservative credentials while in office representing Georgia â€“ left the GOP and has secured the Libertarian Party nomination. Barr is the LPâ€™s most credible candidate since Ron Paul back in 1988.
* And former U.N. Ambassador Alan Keyes â€“ who ran against Barack Obama for the Illinois U.S. Senate seat in 2004 â€“ is now running an independent presidential campaign in a handful of states, as well as appearing on the ballot in California as the presidential nominee of the American Independent Party.
The conference kicks off with a three-way panel including LP Vice-Presidential nominee Wayne Allyn Root, CP National Chairman Jim Clymer, and Michigan Republican Party chair Saul Anuzis, one-time recipient of the collective wrath of Ron Paul supporters angry at the attempted exclusion of their candidate from a Republican hopeful debate. Seating is limited.