In two videos, Gov. Bill Weld makes his case to Libertarian National Convention delegates for the Vice-Presidential nomination. In the first, Weld touts his commitment to smaller government, cutting taxes, and “A” grade from the Cato Institute:
In a separate video, Weld spoke about his position on the 2nd Amendment:
“WHEREAS the Libertarian Party can grow only by attracting new members and supporters, and
“WHEREAS libertarianism is a unique political philosophy, distinct from both contemporary liberalism and contemporary conservatism, and
“WHEREAS we need the support of both former liberals and former conservatives who have come to realize that libertarianism and the Libertarian Party offer a better path to achieving a just, humane and prosperous society
“The Libertarian National Committee hereby resolves that our party, its representatives and staff should always state clearly and unequivocally that we welcome individuals from across the political spectrum who now accept the libertarian principles of self-ownership and non-aggression.”
H/T George Phillies; text version is at Gold America Group. The short version is that Rachel Hawkridge says she was unjustly purged from the Libertarian National Convention Oversight Committee. The attachment details her case for anyone who wants the long version: Convention Defense.
At the 2008 Libertarian National Convention in Denver, some party members derisively passed around shots of Scope to wash the bad taste from their mouths following the presidential nomination of former Republican, Bob Barr.
It wasn’t just that Barr was seen as an impure strain of Libertarian; some members felt he had hi-jacked the proceedings by manipulating the sparsely attended, convention-style nomination process.… Read more ...
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The last day of the National Convention consisted of the last officer elections and, after the convention was adjourned, a meeting of the new Libertarian National Committee.
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The Libertarian Party National Convention Fundraising Banquet is held at every party convention–so it is held every two years. The average amount of money raised at these events on non-presidential years is around $30,000. This year’s fundraising, run by Libertarian National Committee at-large member Mary Ruwart, netted $54,905. If anyone has records of past year’s totals, please share them in the comments–it’d be interesting to know if this is a record.… Read more ...
I’m on the ground at the Libertarian National Convention. It took a long time to figure out how to get on an internet connection that worked and I don’t know how long I will be able to stay on. However, the comments on this post will serve as a place for anyone and everyone who is here to report on what is happening.… Read more ...