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Wayne Allyn Root, 2008 Libertarian Party Vice Presidential nominee, best-selling author of “The Conscience of a Libertarian,” and elected member of the Libertarian National Committee (the governing Board of Directors of the Party), has just been elected Chairman of the Libertarian National Congressional Committee (LNCC), the chief national fundraising organization charged with electing Libertarian candidates to federal office.
Root said of his new position, “I am honored to serve as Chairman of an organization that sets as its mission electing candidates from coast to coast. “I see this organization as a start-up with lots of potential. There are only sixteen weeks until the November elections, so our focus needs to be on building toward 2012 and beyond. I have set several long-term goals: First, recruit high-powered individuals to the board who will increase its stature and turbo-charge fund raising; Second, seek out experts to train our candidates on running effective campaigns and putting forth a message that resonates with American voters; Third, establish a more visible media profile for the committee and its activities; and Fourth, schedule speaking engagements at college campuses where we will introduce a younger generation to the Libertarian Party.”
Root added, “I intend to use my national name recognition and frequent national media appearances as chief spokesman for the LNCC to promote Libertarian ideas, principles, and candidates. I also challenge Michael Steele, the Republican National Committee Chair, and Tim Kaine, the Democratic National Committee Chair to a series of debates in the media, at Tea Party events, and at college campuses across the country. I’d like to see whose message truly resonates with citizens and taxpayers across the country. Taxpayers have been fooled, misled and looted by the 2 major parties for decades. The corruption, failures of leadership, and irresponsible spending sprees with taxpayer money of both Republican and Democrat Presidents and Congress have led us to the precipice of insolvency, financial tragedy, and bankruptcy. Their failed game plan has led us to over $100 Trillion in debt and unfunded liabilities that threaten to erode America’s standing in the world, devalue the dollar, destroy millions of jobs, and damage the quality of life for future generations of our children and grandchildren. What a legacy they’ve left behind. It’s time to run away from the disastrous policies of both Bush and Obama. It’s time for responsible leadership. I intend to prove that the Libertarian Party is ready to lead.”
On Monday, Root concluded a week of guest hosting in afternoon drivetime (3 PM to 6 PM) for CBS Radio (KXNT) — the 50,000 watt conservative talk powerhouse in Las Vegas, Nevada. Root’s guests have included former Presidential candidates Steve Forbes and Ron Paul; as well as future Presidential contender and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson; N.Y. Times #1 best-selling author Dick Morris; national political talk show host Larry Elder; Wall Street Journal Editor Steve Moore; and John Mackey, Founder & CEO of Whole Foods Markets.
Root’s book “The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gold and Tax Cuts” will be released as a paperback this Fall. The hardcover edition has been ranked the #1 “Libertarian book” for 12 consecutive months at Amazon.com.
For more of Wayne’s views, commentaries, or to watch his many national media appearances, please visit his web site at: ROOTforAmerica.com