From Mike Riggs at Reason, describing Gary Johnson’s speech to the ACLU:
Johnson said he’d cut the military’s budget and end Obama’s interventionism. It wasn’t until he got started on legalizing marijuana that the crowd (figuratively) lit up. A steady stream of applause followed Johnson’s declarations after that.
Former Speaker Proposed Death Penalty for Bringing 2 Ozs. Of Marijuana Into U.S.
January 23, 2012, New York, NY — Appearing on MSNBC Saturday, former New Mexico Governor and presidential candidate Gary Johnson reminded viewers that former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich sponsored legislation (text below) in 1996 that would have imposed the death penalty for Americans caught bringing as little as 2 ounces of marijuana into the country.… Read more ...
If one believes that the problem is out-of-control government trampling our Bill of Rights, Newt Gingrich is definitely not the solution. If one believes the problem is the lack of Christian morals among our civil magistrates, Newt Gingrich is definitely not the solution.
By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee
Newt Gingrich may have won South Carolina. But this wasn’t a Newt victory, as much as it was a devastating rebuke to the national media.
Study the poll numbers. Yes, Romney really dropped the ball with the tax return and 15% capital gains issues, but the numbers started flipping from a Romney landslide to a Newt Gingrich landslide only after the ABC television interview with Newt’s ex-wife.… Read more ...
In his column today at LP.org blog, 2008 Libertarian Party VP candidate Wayne Root takes Republican presidential contenders Gingrich and Perry to task for their attacks on Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital. Excerpt:
Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry need a lesson in capitalism from my father. Their attacks on Mitt Romney this week are not just disgusting and insulting, they are ignorant.
The Washington Post-ABC News general election poll just came out and there were two scenarios under which Ron Paul was polled as a third party candidate. The first, a general election match-up between Paul, Gingrich, and Obama has Paul at 21%. The second, including a general election match-up between Paul, Romney, and Obama, also has Paul at 21%.… Read more ...
Bob Barr was the Presidential nominee of the Libertarian Party in 2008, having recently switched from the GOP. It was recently rumored that he was considering a Republican run for Congress in Georgia, but this still came as quite a shock. Bob Barr is one member of a large slate of public officials and former officeholders who endorsed Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign today.… Read more ...
If Timothy McVeigh succeeded, then why don’t we apply our foreign policy on terror to our home grown terrorists? Why don’t we allow China to cluster bomb Norman Oklahoma to weed out those who might do us harm? Why don’t we set up check points in Tulsa to search for suspicious activity?
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.