Several stories at TPID today about the Constitution Party:
Over at The Huffington Post, liberal blogger Jessica Corry is making “The Liberal Case for Tom Tancredo.” According to Corry, Tancredo’s victory “could mean a handful of policy goodies long championed by liberal progressives.” She believes that Tancredo’s “strong libertarian foundation…when communicated the right way, is both moderate and pragmatic.” . . .
Let’s review the data we have on the Constitution Party and Tom Tancredo. A “liberal progressive” vote for Tom Tancredo may not be such a wise move. Chip Berlet, a senior researcher at Political Research Associates (see its PublicEye.org magazine), wrote in September 2008 that “the U.S. Constitution Party would impose a form of theocratic neo-fascism in the United States.”
According to the Constitution Party’s political platform, “‘The mission of the Constitution Party…is to restore American jurisprudence to its original Biblical common-law foundations.’” The party’s preamble states that America was founded by “Christians…[and] the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
From the Constitution Party’s discussion forum:
Social networking sites are HUGE these days. I imagine some of you are on FB. (If not, more CP presence would be welcomed!) Here are some good groups I’ve found there: American Constitution; American Founders; Constitution Party; a different Constitution Party page; Declaration of Independence; The Federalist Papers; Founders, Religion, and Government; God And Country; United States Constitution.
From Info Wars:
Jeff Becker, running for Senate in West Virginia in the Constitution Party, raised questions about the “foreknowledge” of WTC Building 7′s collapse on September 11th during a live televised debate that was carried nationally on C-SPAN. Indeed, even Becker’s campaign website announces proudly at the very top of his homepage that he “calls for new Senate investigation of 9/11.”
During the October 18 debate for the special election to replace the deceased Sen. Robert Byrd, Jeff Becker responded to a question about the “continued build-up of troops in Afghanistan” by telling the audience that “We need to first take a look at what happened on 9/11. There were actually three buildings that collapsed on September 11th.”
From The Colorado Statesman:
Tom Tancredo faced a rocky ride in late July when he switched political saddle brands — from Republican Party to American Constitution Party — and tossed his hat into the governor’s race. Judging by recent polls and a record-breaking turnout at the “Tancredo Republican Round-up” on Saturday, Oct. 18, the former 6th District Congressman is leaving GOP contender Dan Maes in the dust.
During the ACP candidate’s rally at The Stampede Country Dance Hall, more than 1,300 Republican revelers celebrated a Rasmussen poll showing Tancredo within four points of Democratic candidate John Hickenlooper. According to the survey conducted Oct. 14 of most likely voters, Denver Mayor Hickenlooper has 42 percent and Tancredo, 38 percent. The crowd also cheered erosion of support for Maes — reportedly 12 percent of voters surveyed.