Tom Hoefling Statement on CA AIP Nomination

Tom Hoefling has released a statement on his nomination by the CA American Independent Party nomination.

 

Tom Hoefling for President 2012

The American Independent Party of California, in convention, nominated me today for the office of President of the United States. This gives us the 2012 presidential ballot line.

My thanks to all who participated in the process, and to presidential candidates Wiley Drake and Virgil Goode, both of whom were present and who graciously released their delegates in order to make the final vote a unanimous one.

We’ll be commenting extensively in the days ahead on the events of today and the important ramifications of this nomination.

It’s time for pro-life, pro-liberty, pro-Constitution Reagan conservatives to once again have representation in California.

Let’s get it done!

For Life, Liberty, and the Constitution,

Tom Hoefling

 

26 thoughts on “Tom Hoefling Statement on CA AIP Nomination

  1. Peter Gemma

    “My thanks to all who participated in the process” …
    all of whom he can call by name in less than one minute. People like Hoefling actually believe they’re important candidates running a serious campaigns: I believed it was serious business when I played cowboys and Indians – using pop-guns.

  2. C James Madison

    If you are a registered AIP voter in California, please switch your registration to Constitution Party and persuade 4 or 5 of your friends to do the same. Many hands make light work.

  3. C James Madison

    More comments: Since Romney has zero chance to win the state, and if Goode is a write-in candidate in California, the real CP needs to write-in Goode’s name. Then we will see how many votes Hoefling receives in comparison to Keyes in 2008. (Comparing Goode’s vote with Hoefling’s may not be an apples-to-apples comparison due to the write-in factor, but seeing Goode’s support would provide a litmus test for Constitution Party support in the state.) Supposedly the AIP has 400K registered voters, their candidate received 40K in 2008, and they have fewer than 20 delegates in the party. Amazing. Definitely is evidence for the “people aren’t really registering with them” opinions often stated on this site….

  4. Larry Breazeale

    I agree totally, with James Madison. He is right on the mark. These few clowns, who stole the state AIP leadership positions and the ballot line, are only doing what they are doing as AGENTS for the tyrannical republican party.
    “REAGAN” is their God. He can do know wrong.
    Reagan was a nice man, but as California Gov., he raised taxes and he supported an amnesty plan for illegal aliens. THAT is conservative?
    Tom showed his true colors when he mentioned his fearless leader Reagan. There is no doubt in my mind that these AGENTS are supporting the Obamney (Romneycare) campaign.
    Like they say, YOU ARE WHO YOUR FRIENDS ARE! They rub elbows, REAL HARD with republicans. I had been with the AIP (the Real AIP) since 1972. Prop 14 completely destroyed third parties in California. “They” must be over joyed. HOWEVER, the Constitution party, nationally, is growing by leaps and bounds and running good candidates at all levels.
    Virgil Goode will garnish many thousands of votes just on a write in campaign. The AIP had a long affiliation with the CP until, “the three stooges” took over the state helm.
    “They” live somewhere in that grey twilight,as lost souls, in an alternate universe, with no remorse for their sins. Meanwhile the real AIP voters in California are keeping their loyalty with the CP.
    I urge all AIPERS to reregister Constitution party. Just get the postcard registration at any post office and check off the box OTHER and print in
    Constitution party. Larry Breazeale, National Veterans Coalition of the CP. http://www.nvets.org
    VIRGIL GOODE 2012 !!

  5. Ad Hoc

    Has Virgil Goode’s registered write in status been established in CA? If not you should get to work on that real fast.

  6. Ad Hoc

    Also you may want to pre-print CONSTITUTION PARTY in the “other” box on some voter reg blanks so people can just check the box and not have to write it in. Make it a lot easier.

    From an experienced registrar/petitioner.

  7. just asking

    Will Mr. Hoefling follow in Ambassador Keyes’ footsteps and talk about aka Obama’s illegal occupation of the White House?

  8. Ad Hoc

    I’m sure he will talk that nonsense and I’m sure hardly anyone will notice or care.

  9. RedPhillips

    “If you are a registered AIP voter in California, please switch your registration to Constitution Party and persuade 4 or 5 of your friends to do the same.”

    I’m not sure that is the best strategy, because if you do that you lose your standing in the AIP. I think the best strategy would be to work towards taking the AIP back over. I realize the problems with that that Gary Odom has outlined, but it seems an easier task than qualifying a new party.

  10. RedPhillips

    “People like Hoefling actually believe they’re important candidates running a serious campaigns”

    Peter, I don’t think Hoefling believes that. I think he is still spiting the CP for rejecting Keyes in 08.

  11. Ad Hoc

    Ten little Soldier boys went out to dine;
    One choked his little self and then there were nine.

    Nine little Soldier boys sat up very late;
    One overslept himself and then there were eight.

    Eight little Soldier Boys travelling in Devon;
    One said he’d stay there and then there were seven.

    Seven little Soldier Boys chopping up sticks;
    One chopped himself in halves and then there were six.

    Six little Soldier Boys playing with a hive;
    A bumblebee stung one and then there were five.

    Five little Soldier Boys going in for law;
    One got in Chancery and then there were four.

    Four little Soldier Boys going out to sea;
    A red herring swallowed one and then there were three.

    Three little Soldier Boys walking in the zoo;
    A big bear hugged one and then there were two.

    Two Little Soldier Boys sitting in the sun;
    One got frizzled up and then there was one.

    One little Soldier Boy left all alone;
    He went out and hanged himself and then there were none.

  12. C James Madison

    Red,
    It seems as if there are only 2 or 3 people “standing” in the AIP. I figured that after 2008 the real CP would take over the AIP. That did not happen and Gary’s comments paint a hopeless picture. If the AIP has 437K registrants but only has 100K people who really meant it, and only 20 are associated with the AIP currently in charge, then yes it seems illogical for the 99% to have to change parties. Logic dictates that the 99% just need to show up at a convention and take over as the new officers. However, logic is missing in this situation. The various people who have run for office in the recent past who support the CP, such as Bill Lussenheide and Chelene Nightingale, should have an email distribution list where they can persuade their followers to change to the CP. I wish to end by saying that not all hope is lost for the CP: one major goal to remember is that even if we cannot win the Presidency in this election, it is imperative to gain members and win state legislative races. “All politics is local.”

  13. NewFederalist

    “I wish to end by saying that not all hope is lost for the CP: one major goal to remember is that even if we cannot win the Presidency in this election, it is imperative to gain members and win state legislative races. “All politics is local.” ”

    With the “Top Two” primary crappola in use in CA even that is not possible.

  14. Ad Hoc

    No third party candidates made it into the top two. None of them will be on the ballot in November.

    Welkome to the new Kalifornia.

  15. Ad Hoc

    See @ 7 and 8; not much else Goode and the CP can do in the Kalifornia People’s Republic any time soon.

  16. C James Madison

    I should have clarified; I was referring to the other 49 states. With Goode losing somewhere in the neighborhood of 30,ooo-60,000 votes by not making the AIP ballot in California, hope for the national CP may have diminished in the viewpoint of CP members. However, hope can be expanded by winning City-Council and State Legislative races in other states. This will help others believe that the CP can win, thus attracting more people to run under the CP banner.

  17. NewFederalist

    “I should have clarified; I was referring to the other 49 states.”

    Those would not include Texas, North Carolina, Indiana, Illinois and Vermont in 2012 anyway. I am sure there are others the CP has missed as well. I do understand your point, however.

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  19. Trent Hill

    “I’m not sure that is the best strategy, because if you do that you lose your standing in the AIP. I think the best strategy would be to work towards taking the AIP back over. I realize the problems with that that Gary Odom has outlined, but it seems an easier task than qualifying a new party.”

    Both are basically non-starter ideas. This party cant really be taken over and a new one really can’t be qualified.

  20. just asking

    @17 Did any independents score in the top two?

    In November 2010 in California, how many independents or third party members ranked in the top two in their races? in November 2008?

  21. paulie

    Did any independents score in the top two?

    None in any districts with both a Democrat and a Republican running, and very few others.

    In November 2010 in California, how many independents or third party members ranked in the top two in their races? in November 2008?

    You tell me.

    And don’t forget to tell me how many went up against both a Democrat and a Republican.

    Additional, prop 14/88 has made it a lot harder for them to file to begin with.

    Also, write-in votes are no longer counted, either.

  22. Cody Quirk

    People like Tom Hoefling are the reason why the two-party system remains strong and third parties get generally ignored or shunned.
    What a vile, petty creature he is.

    As I said on BAN- Bill Shearer isn’t rolling in his grave; he’s thrashing in it.

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