LP touts free registration to Conservative Leadership Conference

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 themselves…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 – with impeccable conservative credentials while in office representing Georgia – left the GOP and has secured the Libertarian Party nomination. Barr is the LP’s most credible candidate since Ron Paul back in 1988.

* Conservative talk-show host and columnist Chuck Baldwin, highly regarded by both social conservatives and constitutionalists. Baldwin is the Constitution Party’s presidential nominee this cycle.

* And former U.N. Ambassador Alan Keyes – who ran against Barack Obama for the Illinois U.S. Senate seat in 2004 – 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.

7 thoughts on “LP touts free registration to Conservative Leadership Conference

  1. Robert Milnes

    Again I agree with Prof. Phillies. I personally am appalled. Libertarians are not conservatives. The Libertarian Vote involves a libertarian garnering rightist votes as well as leftist crossover votes, not calculating which rightist to throw support to. These people including Barr/Root got it backwards. In addition to being foolish & unprincipled, it is a guaranteed losing strategy for libertarians. Even if libs were on the receiving end they would lose morally and electorially. The best strategy is outreach to the left. A huge winning pool of voters as well as generally progressive policies. Now, if suspending Barr/Root cannot or will not happen via party bylaws specifically for that, perhaps state party disaffiliation would work. Each state party disaffiliate & rescind their vote for Barr/Root & vote for a new ticket & put that ticket on their state ballot. I do not know whether Phillies/Bennett is sufficiently fusion for leftists to abandon their tickets in favor of them. Perhaps after the election reaffiliate or affiliate with radical BTP.

  2. Spence

    Milnes say something that makes sense?

    I’ve been saying this all along. Stop with your outreach to the right crap. Conservative trade policy and all that pro-business “they’re easier to court” crap.

    It doesn’t matter if it’s radicals or the neo-libs that have our ticket right now. Both have done it in the past. And I’m sure they’ll do it in the future. This only legitimizes narrow ideologies and perpetuates the idea that Libertarians are fascistic Republicans- ones that will leave people to the mercy of big corporations and morality bureaus.

  3. paulie cannoli

    Again I agree with Prof. Phillies. I personally am appalled. Libertarians are not conservatives. The Libertarian Vote involves a libertarian garnering rightist votes as well as leftist crossover votes, not calculating which rightist to throw support to. These people including Barr/Root got it backwards. In addition to being foolish & unprincipled, it is a guaranteed losing strategy for libertarians. Even if libs were on the receiving end they would lose morally and electorially. The best strategy is outreach to the left.

    Correct.

    Each state party disaffiliate & rescind their vote for Barr/Root & vote for a new ticket & put that ticket on their state ballot.

    Too late. State ballot access deadlines have passed almost in all states, and are coming up in the next few days in the very few states that remain.

    http://www.ballot-access.org/ballot-chart.html

  4. Ayn R. Key

    “Should conservatives and libertarians vote for the presidential candidate most ideologically similar to themselves…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

    The Reform members of the LNC need to be ass raped by a pack of rabid mandrils.

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