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April 10, 2010
For Immediate Release
Libertarian Party of Texas
Libertarian Party Boots Boortz
Syndicated radio talk show host Neal Boortz, a Libertarian Party member, has been uninvited as a speaker to the Libertarian Party’s national convention in St Louis the weekend of May 28 -31. Boortz stated on April 2 that voters should not support third parties in the 2010 and 2012 elections in order to get Republicans elected.
Boortz had been a regular national convention speaker for the Libertarian Party through the 2004 convention in his home city of Atlanta. In 2008 he cancelled his appearance shortly before the convention to schedule some medical treatment. When the Libertarian Party removed him from the 2010 convention schedule due to his recent comments, Boortz removed himself again claiming he had medical treatment scheduled.
“We do not need an unreliable and reluctant individual promoting the Republican Party to be given a speaking slot at our convention” said Texas state chair and national party committee member Pat Dixon. “We will have a great convention in St Louis and continue to offer voters a choice that neither the Republicans nor Democrats offer.”
National party and former Texas state party executive director Wes Benedict made reference to hypocrisy in Bootrz’ actions. “For 5 years the Republican Thursday Morning Theme Team has invited Boortz to talk to them, and they cancelled him at the last minute every time. Neal keeps falling for their lies every time. He now appears to be adopting their behavior.”
Research from Public Policy Polling indicates that Democrats are just as likely as Republicans to vote Libertarian. Dixon added “Boortz can spend his time on a futile effort to get Libertarians to vote Republican, or persuade Democrats to vote Libertarian.”
Dixon concluded “Neal Boortz has a very entertaining show has has been a great supporter of our party. Of course we respect anyone’s decision to support the candidates or party of their choice. We also get to choose who speaks at our convention, and at this time Neal is not a good choice.”
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