Libertarian Party blog: Convention Early Bird extension to 4-12: Boortz moved, Munger added

LP.org:

The Convention Committee has extended the Early Bird pricing until April 12. Part of this is due to confusion and mixed messages over which speakers are scheduled for when. Our speaker lineup continues to evolve and is always subject to change. One recent change is that Neal Boortz has been moved from the Sunday evening banquet dinner speaker position. We do expect Mr. Boortz to speak in a different time slot.

Michael Munger, the 2008 Libertarian candidate for Governor in North Carolina has been added to our speaker list and will probably be the Sunday evening dinner banquet speaker.

The convention website is maintained by a volunteer LNC member and is not always able to keep up with the emerging details. However, we’ll try to keep you updated on important details on this blog at LP.org and with occasional email announcements. 

Michael Colley emailed this update:

To remind:

– I have extended the Early Bird opportunity through Monday 12 April – let’s push Gold Package sales – the best bargain overall!!

– Our ability to keep our meeting space without $$ cost depends on making our room-night numbers – please urge all attendees to stay in the hotel! (by the way, the contracted rate for rooms is good for 2-3 days before and after our Convention dates).

– The speaker slate will come out soon. Recall the "fairness" I spoke of some time back – no one running for an LNC office will get any Convention podium time until the agenda shows that the office is up for nomination and election.

– The speaker for the Sunday evening Banquet will be a solid Libertarian who I greatly admire. Mike Munger and the North Carolina LP ran a good campaign for Governor with highly visible media attention. He got enough votes to get us on the ballot, thereby saving us thousands of $$ in ballot access money!! It will be great to hear about his successful campaign and his plans for the future.

Please share this email with all of those on your team!!

Best,
Michael C Colley
Chair, Convention Oversight Committee

14 thoughts on “Libertarian Party blog: Convention Early Bird extension to 4-12: Boortz moved, Munger added

  1. d.eris

    Just the other day, Boortz said he is now officially supporting the Republican Party to defend against the Democrat menace. He stated: “The Party of Big Government must be removed from power. I’m not at all confident that America could survive another two years of Democratic control. This means that we must say no to third party movements.”

    With friends like these . . . He should be booted from the speaker lineup if not from the party. He is actively campaigning for the Republicans against Libertarians.

  2. d.eris

    ha. Thanks for that link! I wasn’t familiar.

    The funny thing is that he apparently realizes the Republican Party is no better than the Democrats, but still advocates supporting the other wing of the ruling party.

  3. Rich Vanier

    I am happy to hear Munger will the banquet speaker. Munger ran great campaign for Governor of North Carolina. I think we, as Libertarians, could learn more from Mike Munger than the mindless ramblings of Neal Boortz.

  4. George Whitfield

    Mike Munger was a great candidate in North Carolina and improved the Libertarian Party profile there. I am glad that he is included in the National Convention list of speakers.

  5. David F. Nolan

    I have to concur with those who suggest that Boortz be eliminated from the speakers’ list entirely. He is openly calling for people to ignore third party candidates and support Republicans, no matter how bad. It is inappropriate to give this man speaking time at a Libertarian Party convention.

  6. Andy

    “David F. Nolan // Apr 5, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    I have to concur with those who suggest that Boortz be eliminated from the speakers’ list entirely. He is openly calling for people to ignore third party candidates and support Republicans, no matter how bad. It is inappropriate to give this man speaking time at a Libertarian Party convention.”

    I totally agree with Mr. Nolan.

  7. AroundtheblockAFT

    I could see putting him on a panel to discuss “Why a Third Party is Needed (or not).”
    But as a featured speaker? No way. As I recall, the Party took some criticism in 1996 when Lee Edwards spoke at the banquet on Goldwater’s libertarian impulses that helped launch the
    libertarian movement. Having Boortz speak is way different and way worse.

  8. Sean Scallon

    I was going to say what in God’s name are they doing bringing Boortz to their convention? It isn’t just a question of his past GOP support. The man supports the warefare state. He’s totally opposite of what the LP should be and has demonstrated this time and again. What’s the point of the LP if they’re still fascinated by Neal Boortz?

  9. Pingback: Talk radio host with audience of millions acknowledges Independent Political Report, but thinks we issue press releases rather than report them | Independent Political Report

  10. Pingback: Mike Munger reports on Libertarian National Convention | Independent Political Report

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *