American Independent Party Convention Postponed, Orly Taitz Endorses Laurie Roth

The American Independent Party is the largest ballot-qualified party in California according to registration numbers. The party has stated its preference to have a presidential candidate on the ballot in 2012, but it is not at all clear what candidate the convention will choose. The American Independent Party has moved its convention back by two months, from June 8th to August 11th. Individuals expected to seek the Presidential nomination of the party at the convention include Laurie Roth, Ed Noonan, Tom Hoefling, and Virgil Goode.

Orly Taitz, one of the most well known members of the “birther” movement and a Republican US Senate candidate in California, has encouraged supporters in the American Independent Party to vote for Laurie Roth in the (non-binding) primary.

18 thoughts on “American Independent Party Convention Postponed, Orly Taitz Endorses Laurie Roth

  1. Trent Hill Post author

    Handicapping: Doesn’t matter who wins the primary. Goode wins the convention, but narrowly, over Hoefling.

  2. Timothy Yung

    I will be e-mailing the leadership of the AIP for more information on the state convention because I am actually interested in attending. Should be an interested convention. I believe the reason for the delay is that there is a split in the officers of the AIP. Some might be in support of Virgil Goode, others like Ed Noonan are in support of Ed Noonan obviously, etc. However I don’t possess insider insider so this is 100% speculation.

  3. Trent Hill Post author

    Tim Yung–you ought to email me.

    I’m curious as to whether AIP leadership will accept new members coming in.

  4. Peter Gemma

    never mind, I looked Hoefling up – I’d like to be a fly on the wall listening to the “debate” (as if there should be any) over listing a former Congressman who’ll undoubtedly get some media play vs. a complete unknown, or in the case of Roth, a kook. I’d be a small fly with a large bottle of booze.

  5. Paulie

    I’d be a large fly with an even larger bottle of booze :

    I get the impression that the AIP leadership takes a pretty paranoid/insular approach to any new people….reporters too?

  6. Nick Kruse

    “The American Independent Party is the largest ballot-qualified party in California according to registration numbers.”

    I am assuming you mean out of the third parties. They can’t have more registered than the Dems and Reps, do they?

  7. Richard Winger

    Does anyone know the exact address of the convention? Just saying it’s in Sacramento isn’t enough, for people who might want to attend.

  8. paulie

    I am assuming you mean out of the third parties. They can’t have more registered than the Dems and Reps, do they?

    No, D/Roids have a lot more reg than AIP.

  9. paulie

    Does anyone know the exact address of the convention? Just saying it’s in Sacramento isn’t enough, for people who might want to attend.

    I don’t off hand, but that’s a good question. Hopefully someone here will post that info.

  10. Trent Hill Post author

    Yeah, I’m hoping someone here will post that info. I’d like to have someone go by (or attend, like Timothy) and text or email me some updates.

  11. just asking

    Has Rep. Goode staked out a position on British Barry’s usurpation yet?

  12. Trent Hill Post author

    Goode hasn’t said anything on the issue of “birtherism”. I’d guess he won’t.

  13. paulie

    Birtherism (better known as barferism) was ridiculously tiresome when it began and has grown much more so with time. It even makes other conspiracy theories look worse through association, even though some of them may have merit. Goode will probably be too smart to make it an issue, but for the LP’s sake I hope he does, although I won’t enjoy seeing it creep its ugly head up in articles and comments here more as a result.

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