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Montoni: Short Answers to the “Can You Win” Question

By Marc Montoni

Most of the many thousands of Libertarians who have run for office since 1972 (estimated to be in excess of 25,000) have faced the inevitable question from reporters (and voters as well, but especially reporters), “do you think you can win?”

The question itself reveals the intellectually lazy view of politics as a horse race. … Read more ...

Former LP Communications Director Helps Overturn Campaign Speech Restrictions In Colorado

Donny Ferguson recently was the Communications Director for the Libertarian Party. Ballot Access News posts the court’s opinion. From Ferguson’s blog:

DENVER – Federal District Court Judge Walker Miller blocked enforcement Tuesday of parts of Longmont’s “Campaign Practices Act” while the court decides whether it violates free speech rights guaranteed by the First Amendment.… Read more ...

Ferguson leaves post as Libertarian Party Communications Director

Donny Ferguson has left his position as Director of Communications for the national Libertarian Party after eight months. This is the latest big staff change for the LP this summer, following the arrival of new Executive Director Wes Benedict and the departure of Director of Outreach and Affiliate Relations Austin Petersen to take a post at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation.… Read more ...

Libertarians get attention in health ‘mob’ debate

The Libertarian Party is drawing some attention in coverage of Democratic contentions that town hall meetings on health coverage legislation are being infiltrated by “mobs”. On Wednesday, the Democratic National Committee released an Internet video called “Enough of the Mob” that says in part, “Desperate Republicans and their well-funded allies are organizing angry mobs — just like they did during the election.… Read more ...

Q&A: Libertarian Gwendolyn “Wendy” Jones

Posted by Donny Ferguson at LP.org:

The Wilmington News Journal sat down for a question and answer session with Wendy Jones, the Libertarian nominee for state senate in an Aug. 3 special election.  Wendy shares with voters how Libertarians will cut taxes, create jobs, fight crime, protect personal freedoms and improve our schools.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: we had the Tea Party idea first

LP Monday Message: Are you coming to the Tea Party, Paul?
Your Monday Message from the Libertarian Party:

Dear friend,

Will you be attending a Tea Party this Wednesday?

Many Libertarians will, and millions of Americans will be joining them.

I’m, of course, referring to the thousands of “Tax Day Tea Parties” that will be held across the nation on April 15, to coincide with the filing deadline for individual income tax returns.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party email: 47% of Americans reject capitalism! Fight back, Paul!

Email from LPHQ:

Dear Paul,

Somewhere, Barack Obama is smiling – and your freedoms are in greater danger now than perhaps at any other point in our nation’s history.

You see, a new national poll finds only 53% of Americans say capitalism is better than socialism.

Another 27% aren’t sure which one is better.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party blog: Free Republic poster gives Republicans a recent history lesson

Posted at LP.org by Donny Ferguson. Reposted to IPR by Paulie.

Over on the conservative discussion forum Free Republic, partisan Republicans are desperately trying to separate themselves from those Senate Republicans cutting a deal to pass a massive "stimulus" spending bill, a tough task given the fact the Republican Party will in no way discipline "yea" votes and the RNC will continue to spend millions re-electing those senators.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party blog: Now a FOURTH Obama Cabinet nominee faces tax questions

Confirmation hearings for Labor Secretary nominee Hilda Solis now involve more than her lobbying for an anti-employer organization attempting to change federal law to allow union organizers to more easily coerce workers into joining unions.

Today’s Senate’s Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee was canceled after USA Today reported yesterday her husband, Sam Sayyad, paid about $6,400 to settle tax liens against his business that had been outstanding for as long as 16 years. … Read more ...

Libertarian Party blog: Congress, Obama only ‘stimulating’ government

The Wall Street Journal‘s Daniel Henninger doesn’t point out congressional Republicans voted against the stimulus, not out of opposition to Big Government, but in spite of it.  They simply wanted their pork included.

But Henninger does ask the question no one on Capitol Hill wants offered — if this $1.2 trillion Frankenstein’s monster of wealth transfers and exploding spending is supposed to create jobs and help families, why then does it do more for Pennsylvania Avenue than for Main Street? … Read more ...

Libertarian Party blog: Obama discourages struggling banks from hiring qualified managers

Hoping to win favor for adding trillions of dollars in additional bailouts for banks to his already-struggling government expansion plan, President Barack Obama announced yesterday the imposition of salary caps on executives whose banks receive TARP funds.

In other words, if your bank is struggling and its failure could throw the economy deeper into turmoil, Barack Obama wants to make it even harder to hire the managers you need to stay in business.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party blog: Voter opposition to Obama $1.2 trillion spending plan grows

More bad news for the Obama administration.  Support for his $1.2 trillion government expansion plan continues to plummet, with a plurality of voters now opposing it.

Even worse for Obama, half of all voters now say his plan will do more to hurt the economy than help it and Americans are more worried the government will do too much than do too little.… Read more ...