12 thoughts on “Video: George Phillies Q & A

  1. Jeremy Young

    I’d like to hear Dr. Phillies explain how he can work with people who are presently on the LNC with whom he doesn’t agree, assuming that not all of the people on his slate are elected. For instance, what if someone wants to vote for Phillies as chair, but also wants to vote for Dan Karlan as his or her regional representative? Can Phillies assure that delegate that he can work with Karlan and can heal the divisions between, say, Karlan and Ruwart? Also, is Phillies prepared to work with Aaron Starr, if it comes to that?

    This is relevant because it’s my understanding that the Chair election comes first. So delegates won’t know who the LNC is going to be when they vote for Dr. Phillies. He needs to be able to assure them that he can work with whomever they elect.

    I also think Dr. Phillies should pledge to hire Michael Jingozian as the LP’s new media coordinator. Jingozian has been around for four years now and no one’s bothered to get him to put his expertise in new media to use for the party.

  2. More George Phillies Steer Manure

    response so far: Don ‘I Hate Liars’ Lake would like to hear Dr. Phillies explain how he can work with people who are presently not under the illusion the LP is the solo act in the MASSIVE CHORUS of anti war organizations and parties.

    Whad’s Wong Width Dis Guy and why are Libs so shy in pointing out his Schizophrenia (split from reality, not necessarily split personalities) as well as Wayne $100T National Debt Root poor math/ arithmetic skills.

    If there is ever a fertilizer shortage in North America ………..

  3. Georhe Phillies

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    I have been on large numbers of committees and structures with people with wildly divergent opinions, often as committee chair. Working with people who want to be worked with, even if they disagree with you, is something you do if you even moderately effective as a committee chair. I have generally been quite effective.

    I am absolutely confident that there will be a certain number of people on the LNC who do not agree with me or like me. The LNC member who assured the LNC that I am a scoundrel and probably not very bright, and the LNC member who was outraged that in 2008 my nominating campaign was recruiting to our party Ron Paul supporters of libertarian inclination, come immediately to mind as likely to be on the next committee. I view their presence as a positive outcome, because it means that whatever actions the LNC undertakes are more likely to be subject to thoughtful critical analysis.

    Mr. Jingozian has been on the LNC for some years already, and can speak to his contributions to our media outreach. When last I heard, he was already employed as CEO of his company so hiring him seems unlikely. Joe Kennedy, who has experience with web site design at the Fortune 200 level, is running for LNC and will doubtless give us good advice.

    However, the CEO position is a leadership position to cause things to happen, not to make people like each other. I have much more important things in mind, notably making the American people love us, so that they choose to vote for us.

  4. Jeremy Young

    By the way, in case anyone cares, this non-Libertarian endorses George Phillies for Chair of the Libertarian Party. My further ranking of candidates is as follows:

    1) George Phillies
    2) Ernie Hancock
    3) NOTA
    4) Mark Hinkle
    5) Wayne Root

  5. Jeremy Young

    My philosophy advocates the growth of as many third parties as possible. Therefore, my choices are based on whom I think is most likely to make the Libertarian Party as strong a party as possible.

    It is quite clear to me that the Libertarian Party is in a tailspin that is likely to weaken it beyond repair unless something is done. I believe the cause of this tailspin is the failure of the party to advance a message that clearly dissents from the two major parties (via the Barr campaign), an also from the failure of the party to maintain the absolute standard of integrity that is crucial to distinguishing itself from the Democrats and Republicans.

    I believe Phillies has the ironclad integrity that the LP needs, along with the energy and detailed plans necessary to turn it around, and the commitment to rejecting an electoral strategy of “Libertarianism lite” (even if his own brand of Libertarianism deviates somewhat from the norm). Hancock possesses most of these things too, but I am concerned about his attention to detail. He does not seem like the sort of Chair who would produce downloadable trifolds or respond quickly to requests from local activists. Nevertheless, I would be more than willing to give his energy and zeal a shot if Phillies were eliminated.

    I believe the other two candidates lack the ability to turn the party around, so I would rather euthanize it quickly and hope its activists regrouped around a new party (hence the NOTA vote). Hinkle I believe to be an ethical and honest man who sincerely wants to help the party. However, I do not think he is willing to make the radical changes in governance the party requires. I consider Wayne Root to be a charlatan and shameless self-promoter who is not worth the LP’s time.

  6. More Denial

    Jeremy Young // Feb 24, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    My philosophy advocates the growth of as many third parties as possible. Therefore, my choices are based on whom I think is most likely to make the Libertarian Party as strong a party as possible.

    I believe Phillies has the ironclad integrity that the LP needs

    ————- Don Lake, good Lord in Heaven, just listen to your self! Phillies has more honesty than Root, but it ain’t no run away!

  7. More Denial of Logic

    Lot’s of things in the past half decade.

    I will type this LOUDLY and s l o w l y!

    Every one but pretty much neocon insiders in the DC belt way has been anti war. Not just LP. Tons of groups. And pretty much every political party! Duh!

    George is not ‘a man of the people’! Even when he is wrong —— he is right! He is king shit of the entire George Phillies region!

    Just not known as a straight shooter. Never has been. Ballot access problems. Unverified party figures. Dumb assed stupid statements!

  8. George Phillies

    @11

    I will give you the courtesy of a rational answer.

    First of all, the United States does not have all that many political parties.

    However:
    Republican Party — supported war
    Democratic Party(Kerry/Obama) — supported War
    Green Party — sorry, guys, you made your coffin and now you must go lie in it — conducted their 2004 Presidential campaign to avoid defeating John Kerry — that’s the biggest support you can give a war party.
    Constitution Party — carefully avoids discussing Afghanistan in their national material

    Libertarian Party — opposes war

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