News & Notes: Maine Libertarians Can Reenroll, Hawaiian Greens Seek Candidates, Wayne Allyn Root Blasts Trump

MAINE LIBERTARIANS BACK IN BUSINESS: A federal judge has ordered Maine election officials to allow Libertarian Party members to re-enroll in an expedited process and to nominate candidates for the 2022 elections.

The order by Judge Lance Walker, signed last week, requires the secretary of state to send letters informing Libertarians that their unenrollment was unlawful and that they may rejoin.

Richard Winger at Ballot Access News has more: “The order puts the Libertarian Party on the ballot for the 2022 election. It allows Libertarians who want to get on the June Libertarian primary ballot to collect nomination signatures from independent voters as well as Libertarian registrants.”

HAWAII GREENS SEEKING CANDIDATES: The Green Party of Hawaii is looking to actively recruit candidates for 2022 with the pitch “there is another way to run as a progressive, where you don’t have to go up against a Democratic incumbent in a primary.”

YANG ON CNBC: Andrew Yang pitched his Forward Party on CNBC, appearing on Shepard Smith’s program in late December…

W.A.R. ON TRUMP: Former Libertarian vice-presidential nominee Wayne Allyn Root is blasting Donald Trump, but not for the reasons you might expect. Or actually, if you’ve followed Root’s trajectory at all over the past decade, you probably would expect this.

It seems that Mr. Root is not a big fan of the coronavirus vaccines being used to combat (and hopefully end) the global pandemic.

Expressing almost romantic levels of affection for the former President, he appeared on Alex Jones to say a variety of bizarre things like:

“He needs an intervention from a friend, because he’s the greatest president of my lifetime, I love him, I will always love him.” (About Donald Trump… Seriously.)

“He’s so horribly wrong on this issue, and the best way to put it — ironically — is he’s dead wrong, ’cause people are dying left and right.” (About the Safe and Effective Covid Vaccines)

“When everyone I know dies, you are getting the blame, President Trump!” (About His Fantasy of Being the Last Man on Earth)

Presumably Root believes that Trump, who has received 3 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and touted its development as a major achievement of his administration, will soon die from these vaccinations?

Root’s appearance was part of a larger recent campaign by Jones, who was until now a Trump diehard. It seems he taken a harsh turn on the ex-president, theoretically over the vaccine issue but it’s much more likely because Trump isn’t cutting him in for a piece of his various social media businesses/scams.

8 thoughts on “News & Notes: Maine Libertarians Can Reenroll, Hawaiian Greens Seek Candidates, Wayne Allyn Root Blasts Trump

  1. Sammy H

    Wayne has a man crush on Trump 10000%

    Everyone on here bitches about Bill Weld but Root is so much worse

  2. Andy

    “Sammy H
    January 4, 2022 at 03:39
    Wayne has a man crush on Trump 10000%

    Everyone on here bitches about Bill Weld but Root is so much worse”

    Wayne Allyn Root has come out pretty hardcore against the COVID mandates. I give him credit for that. He was not a good candidate for the Libertarian Party, but Bill Weld was actually worse.

  3. Traditionalist

    The first item is not entirely correct. Your second link actually says that the state will send letters to the former libertarians letting them know that they were automatically switched to independent, providing them with a form and stamped envelope if they wish to enroll as libertarians again. This is not the same thing as the state automatically switching them back.

    Mr. Root may or may not be exaggerating about the alleged vaccine. At best, its long term effects remain unknown, and it has indeed killed quite a few people while failing to stem the plandemic as promised. At worst, with people like Gates and Fauci involved, we can reasonably suspect something much worse. Vaccines are tested for a decade or more to be deemed safe and effective. I’d rather not be a laboratory rat.

    Root is also correct that President Trump was the best President of any of our lifetimes, and hopefully will be even better the next time. Personally, I reserve “love” for my family and the Lord, but many people nowadays “love” everything from social media vomitings to television programs to pairs of shoes. Root and Jones are correct, President Trump needs an intervention regarding the deadly and ineffective so called vaccine.

  4. Richard Winger

    The IPR headline should be altered, concerning Maine. As Traditionalist says, the court order does not convert all ex-Libertarians in Maine back to Libertarians. It orders the Secretary of State to send them all a letter, and a postage-paid return envelope, asking if they want to be Libertarians again. More exciting, and a better choice for a headline, would be that the Libertarian Party is ballot-qualified again in Maine, for 2022.

  5. Sammy H

    Root is way worse than Weld.

    Bob Barr is way worse than Gary Johnson.

    LP was smart to run JoJorg in 2020, will she run again? Or is it Amash for 24?

  6. Traditionalist

    Sammy has it exactly backwards. Barr and Root were pretty good, and I don’t regret voting for them. I did also consider voting for Rev. Baldwin, and decided Barr was the more recognizable protest vote that year. I never voted for Johnson or Weld, and am glad I didn’t. Goode was the better choice in 2012, and Trump was better in 2016. Jorgensen was terrible in 2020 and Trump was again the better choice, as he will be once more in 2024.

  7. Andy

    “Traditionalist
    January 8, 2022 at 09:32
    Sammy has it exactly backwards. Barr and Root were pretty good, and I don’t regret voting for them. I did also consider voting for Rev. Baldwin, and decided Barr was the more recognizable protest vote that year. I never voted for Johnson or Weld, and am glad I didn’t. Goode was the better choice in 2012, and Trump was better in 2016. Jorgensen was terrible in 2020 and Trump was again the better choice, as he will be once more in 2024.”

    Barr and Root were not good at all. Both were basically neo-cons. I agree that Johnson and Weld were even worse. Johnson and Jim Gray were not really good either. Jim Gray supports the Fair Tax sham, like Barr and Gary Johnson, and he, as a former judge, OPPOSES fully informing jurors of their right to nullify laws, and he even favors arresting jury nullification activists if they stand in front of court houses to inform people of their right to engage in jury nullification, even if the activists are not blocking the door to the court house.

  8. Andy

    “Sammy H
    January 5, 2022 at 15:05
    Root is way worse than Weld.”

    No way. Root, in spite of his flaws, has come out hardcore against the COVID mandates, unlike Bill Weld. Also, even though Root was not a good candidate for the LP when he was the party’s vice presidential nominee, he did NOT go on TV, or anywhere else on the campaign trail, and start gushing over how wonderful any of his opponents in the election were, unlike Bill Weld, who did this on national television for Hillary Clinton, on more than one occasion.

    Wayne Root did start campaigning for Mitt Romney for President, while he (Root) was a sitting At Large Representative to the Libertarian National Committee, which led to him resigning from that position, and from the party, but this was about 4 years AFTER he was the party’s VP nominee, so as disgusting as that was, he at least was holding an internal party office at the time, which was a less visible to the public position, than was being the party’s VP candidate, and Bill Weld did his gushing over how wonderful Hillary Clinton (supposedly) is while the party’s VP candidate, during his campaign, and on national television, and he did this more than once.

    So I see Bill Weld as a bigger disgrace, and a worse candidate, than Wayne Allyn Root, not that Root was good, because he was not, but Weld was even worse.

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