Tag Archives: Joe biden

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 ...

Pat Buchanan: How Long Can Biden Stay in His Basement?

Patrick J. Buchanan was the Reform Party’s 2000 presidential nominee. He published the following editorial today on his official website Buchanan.org:

Where Barack Obama achieved notoriety for “leading from behind,” Joe Biden, these last two months, has been leading from the basement.

And, one must add, doing so quite successfully.

Since his rout of Bernie Sanders on Super Tuesday, Biden has led President Donald Trump in every national poll and, lately, opened up a lead in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Florida.… Read more ...

Jacob Hornberger: Justin Amash, LP Interloper, Part 8

2020 Libertarian presidential candidate Jacob Hornberger, whom the readers of IPR previously interviewed, has started a series on his campaign blog about Libertarian Congressman Justin Amash.  Amash is also running for the Libertarian presidential nomination.  Parts 1 and 2 of Hornberger’s series were posted here.  Part 3 was posted hereRead more ...

Larry Sharpe Posts Meme on the Spoiler Effect

After Congressman Justin Amash’s announcement about his 2020 run for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination Tuesday, the Twitterverse exploded with individuals concerned that Amash’s campaign would take votes away from presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. In response, Larry Sharpe, the running mate for 2020 Libertarian presidential candidate Judge Jim Gray, posted the following meme:

In addition, Sharpe tweeted:

People say that a vote for Libertarian is a vote for Trump OR a vote for Biden.

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Bread and Roses Party Picks a Vice Presidential Nominee

As Ballot Access News reports, the Bread and Roses Party, a left wing minor party with ballot access in Maryland, picked a running mate for party founder and 2020 presidential nominee Jerome Segal.  His name is John de Graaf, a documentary filmmaker from Seattle.

Segal, a philosopher and research scholar at the  University of Maryland as well as president of the Jewish Peace Lobby, founded the Bread and Roses Party in 2018 after his failed primary challenge of Democratic Senator Ben Cardin. … Read more ...

President Trump Tweets about Justin Amash Presidential Campaign Announcement

President Donald Trump tweeted yesterday about Independent Congressman Justin Amash’s announcement that he would launch an exploratory committee to determine whether to seek the Libertarian Party’s 2020 presidential nomination.

In response to Never Trumper Rick Wilson’s Tweet linking to former Congressman Joe Walsh’s Washington Post editorial arguing Amash’s candidacy would help Trump win re-election, the President wrote:

No, I think Amash would make a wonderful candidate, especially since he is way behind in his district and has no chance of maintaining his Congressional seat.

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Jo Jorgensen: Are You Willing to Settle for Trump vs. Biden?

2020 Libertarian presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen put out the following statement today and asked readers to share it with every libertarian-leaning or independent person they know: 

Independents are the largest group of voters in America – nearly 40% of the electorate. More than 70% of independents want an alternative to the Democrats and Republicans.… Read more ...

Jacob Hornberger: An Open Letter to Libertarians

2020 Libertarian Party presidential candidate Jacob Hornberger today posted the following Open Letter to Libertarians on his campaign blog:

Dear Fellow Libertarian,

For 30 years, I have battled for liberty in the educational arena as founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation, a non-profit educational foundation whose mission is to present the principled case for libertarianism (and which, as a non-profit, does not endorse my candidacy).… Read more ...

Vermin Supreme: Bernie Endorses Biden, Vermin Supreme Campaign Responds

2020 Libertarian Party presidential candidate Vermin Supreme sent out the following press release this morning.

The Future is Love

Good morning!  Today let’s address what’s happening in our world and our path towards the future.

Twenty-four hours ago, Senator Bernie Sanders endorsed Joe Biden for President of the United States.  For many of his supporters, this evokes mixed emotions; shock, dismay, and betrayal among them.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: The Week We Should Not Forget for Our Own Sake

Author and consumer advocate Ralph Nader, a 1996 Independent presidential candidate, 2000 Green Party presidential nominee, 2004 Independent presidential candidate and Reform Party presidential nominee, and 2008 Independent presidential candidate and Peace and Freedom Party presidential nominee, published the following editorial today on his website Nader.org. 

Much happened this week and we can’t afford to ignore any of it.… Read more ...

Pat Buchanan: Is the Pandemic Killing Biden’s Bid?

Patrick J. Buchanan was the Reform Party’s 2000 presidential nominee. He published the following editorial today on his official website Buchanan.org:

Is the Pandemic Killing Biden's Bid?

“This is the question that is going to dominate the election: How did you perform in the great crisis?”

So says GOP Congressman Tom Cole of Oklahoma in today’s New York Times.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: Letter to Vice President Joe Biden on Wisconsin Protests

Ralph Nader at Nader.org:

Dear Vice President Biden:

Word has reached us from reliable sources that the unions in Wisconsin tendered an invitation sometime last week or earlier for you to appear at one of the growing rallies in Madison protesting the legislative straitjacketing of public employee unions. Since you have just returned from trips to Russia and other autocratic nations where you talked about facilitating more democracy and competitive elections, it was no surprise for us to hear from our sources that you were eager to go to Madison.… Read more ...