Tag Archives: 2008 presidential election

Ten Years After: The Speech

Ten years ago today, a little known councilman from the village of Minerva (Ohio), Phil Davison, addressed his local Republican Party executive committee to seek its nomination for county treasurer.  He did not win the nomination, but his passionate speech went viral, garnering millions of views on YouTube and attaining mainstream media coverage. … Read more ...

Mike Gravel Turns 90

Former two term Senator Mike Gravel of Alaska turned 90 years old today.  Gravel unsuccessfully sought the Libertarian Party’s 2008 presidential nomination, losing to former Congressman Bob Barr at the National Convention.  Gravel remained with the party until 2010 when he rejoined the Democrats.

Prior to his Libertarian candidacy, Gravel ran for the Democratic Party’s 2008 presidential nomination.… Read more ...

Third Party Connection in Kate Steinle Murder Case

In the high profile murder case of illegal immigrant Garcia Zarate, the man who fired the fatal shot that killed San Francisco woman Kate Steinle three summers ago, the lead defense attorney may be someone with whom IPR readers are familiar.  Public defender Matt Gonzalez, a longtime Green Party activist, secured the “not guilty” verdict for Zarate on the two most serious of three charges Zarate faced.… Read more ...