Libertarian Party Chairman Candidate Debate Planned

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Libertarian Party Chair Debate

Wednesday, May 4 at 9 PM in EDT
Liberty Underground Show in Clearwater, Florida

The 1787 Network is hosting a debate between the candidates for LNC Chair Wednesday, May 4th at 9:00 pm EST.

This will be done over Google Hangouts and stream live on the 1787 Network YouTube channel.

Greg Bowen will be hosting and all four candidates, Nicholas Sarwark, Brett Pojunis, Mark Rutherford, and Charles Peralo, will be participating.

We are opening this up to questions from the members of the Libertarian Party and delegates to the 2016 National Convention. If you have a question for the candidates for LNC Chair, please send them to

Our intentions with this event is for the candidates to introduce themselves to the membership and delegates, to present their ideas and plans for the LP, and to contrast the differences between themselves and the other candidates. We want to give all candidates a chance to tell the members and delegates why they are the best person for the job.

Quite often the delegates do not get much information about the candidates for Chair before they cast their vote. This is all about making sure the delegates can make an informed decision and cast a vote accordingly.

We are operating under the assumption that the candidates are all “libertarian enough” (whatever that means) for the job, and we have no intention of letting this event get mired in debates over NAP interpretations and whatnot. This is more of an administrative job than anything. There is no need to argue over Nazi cakes or any policy positions that are related to Federal, State, and Local office.

Let’s all put our best foot forward and try to keep this focused on the LNC Chair position and what is relevant to the role.

***Note: Since Alex and Danielle have been very vocal about who they are supporting for LNC Chair, they will not be involved in moderating or preparing questions for the debate. Even as it is on the 1787 Network which is owned by Alex and Danielle, both want this debate to be free of any bias towards any candidate and in doing so have left everything except for promotion of the event to their partner Greg Bowen. Greg has not endorsed any candidate nor has he made any decision on who he would likely support for LNC chair. In fact, as of right now, although Greg will attend the National Convention and support the event as a volunteer, he has not received delegate status with any state (intentionally) and therefore cannot vote for any of these candidates unless that changes. Greg Bowen is more than capable of providing an exemplary and unbiased debate broadcast.
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3 thoughts on “Libertarian Party Chairman Candidate Debate Planned

  1. Matt Cholko

    I thought the debate was well run. The candidates were all courteous and well spoken. But, there was little of substance said by anyone. It was more of a forum than a debate, as none of the candidates went at their opponents. In any case, I’m glad it was put on.

  2. Jill Pyeatt Post author

    I only heard the second half, but I think it was definitely worthwhile. I hope there is at least one more before the convention.

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