Tag Archives: 2012 election

Michigan Socialist Party Launches 2012 Petition Drive

Source: Ballot Access News

At the end of May 2011, the Socialist Party launched a petition drive to get itself on the Michigan ballot. Probably 2,000 signatures have been collected so far. The law requires 32,261 valid signatures. However, the law also required already-qualified parties to poll only 16,083 votes in November 2010 in order to stay on the ballot.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader on CSPAN about possible 2012 run: If you’re never willing to lose, you’re never going to win

Via Punk Patriot: Ralph Nader on CSPAN:

In regards to a possible 2012 presidential run, Nader says he is looking for another progressive candidate to get behind, but has not yet decided whether he will run himself again if he can’t find one that is willing and suitable. He brings up the unfairness of debate exclusion and ballot access barriers, and says he has a new “debate strategy” which he does not elaborate on.… Read more ...

Libertarian Peacenik blog: Ron Paul, the Antiwar Presidential Candidate for 2012

Thomas Sipos at Libertarian Peacenik blog:

People are urging Ron Paul to run once again, in 2012:

I can’t think of a better candidate.

If Paul runs, it will probably be for the Republican Party nomination. If he loses (as he probably will), he can then run on either the Libertarian Party or Constitution Party, if he wants.… Read more ...

Washington Post Columnist Calls for Centrist Third Party Movement

From Matt Miller at the Washington Post via Third Party and Independent Daily:

I’m a Clinton White House alum who had hoped President Obama could usher in the debate we need. It’s hardly all his fault that we’re not there, but I’m convinced the parties’ interest groups and “thought police” make real progress impossible without a new force that shakes things up.

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Poll: 31% of GOP Primary Voters Lean Toward Third Party if Palin is GOP Presidential Nominee

Third Party and Independent Daily:

From Rasmussen, via KintlaLake:

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 31% of likely primary voters say they are at least somewhat likely to consider supporting a third-party candidate for president if former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is the GOP nominee.

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R. Lee Wrights: ‘One million American voted Libertarian’

Press release from the Wrights for President exploratory committee emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

BURNET, Texas (Nov. 9) – The most significant impact of the 2010 elections is neither a mandate for the Republican Party, nor a rejection of the Obama Administration, but in the continued growth of the Libertarian vote at the local, state and national level, said potential Libertarian presidential candidate R.… Read more ...

Chuck Baldwin: ‘We Need A Revolution, Not A Movement’

By Chuck Baldwin, 2008 Constitution Party Presidential Candidate:

The elections of 2008 (and the early elections of 2010) produced two significant phenomena: the “Ron Paul Revolution,” and the “Tea Party Movement.” And, mark it down: both of them will have profound effects upon the upcoming November elections–and upon the 2012 elections as well.… Read more ...

Stewart Alexander Will Seek Socialist and Green Party Nominations for President in 2012

From the Philly IMC via TPID:

In July, U.S. Socialist Stewart Alexander announced that he would seek the 2012 Presidential Nomination for the Socialist Party USA; now Stewart Alexander has announced that he will also seek the Presidential Nomination for the Green Party in 2012. In 2008, Stewart Alexander was the Vice Presidential Nominee for the Socialist Party USA and achieved ballot status in 29 states.… Read more ...

Jim Burns: ‘Obama, Pelosi, Reid: Lucifer’s disciples?’

Email from Jim Burns to supporters. Burns is seeking the Libertarian Presidential nomination in 2012.

Dear Paul,

Obama, Pelosi, Reid:

Lucifer’s disciples?

Implementers of the Apocalypse?

The triad of Politics as usual on steroids?

A Motley Crew?

Same stuff, different day?

If you think that change in the LP is needed,

and the changes we need are to water down

what we stand for and find slicker spokespeople,

good luck.… Read more ...