Independence Minnesota assesses the presidential candidates in preparation for endorsement

The Independence Party of Minnesota has no presidential nominee this year, and will instead be making an endorsement this Saturday of one of the 7 ballot-qualified presidential candidates. All candidates were invited to seek the endorsement and provided with a summary version of the IP-MN’s platform to indicate agreement, disagreement, or partial agreement, and all but Barack Obama and Róger Calero responded. The candidates responses along with the IP’s assessment of each can be found here. To summarize the assessment:

  • Chuck Baldwin agrees with four points of the IP platform, disagrees with four, and is in partial agreement with two.
  • Bob Barr agrees with four points and disagrees with six.
  • John McCain agrees with six points and is in partial agreement with four.
  • Cynthia McKinney agrees with seven points, disagrees with one, and is in partial agreement with two.
  • Ralph Nader agrees with eight points, disagrees with one, and is in partial agreement with one.
  • 6 thoughts on “Independence Minnesota assesses the presidential candidates in preparation for endorsement

    1. Mike Gillis

      Quick correction. McKinney is in partial agreement with two.

      She’s the only one who doesn’t add up to ten on your list.

    2. Mike Gillis

      Trent, but do you anticipate he’ll get that endorsement.

      Even after snubbing them, it’ll be hard to imagine them not endorsing Obama.

      But it’s possible. Given that Nader threw a big rally near them and allowed Ventura and Barkley to get some spotlight there and because they’re running hard against the big two in the Senate…. is it possible they’d endorse Nader?

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