A text message arrived at my phone this morning announced that Democratic Senator Barack Obama had selected Delaware Senator Joe Biden as his running mate.  I looked at it, said, "No surprise there," and went back to sleep.

Reason takes a hard look at the LP

Dave Weigel, an associate editor of Reason magazine, has recently penned a fantastic article on the Libertarian Party and the potential it has with nominee Bob Barr at the top of the ticket.  

The highlight of the article was the focus on the success of the Libertarian message in transforming Barr, who once was the target of Libertarians, into its presidential nominee.  "After hoping for so long to win prominent converts to the cause," writes Weigel, "the Libertarian Party finally had managed to do it."

Barr: "I Get No Respect"

Though this may be true in respect to Senators John McCain and Barack Obama  (just look at what McCain is doing in PA), this statement just happened to be one line from Libertarian Party presidential nominee Bob Barr's comedy routine Tuesday night in Philadelphia.  Speaking at Stu Bykofsky's annual "Candidates' Comedy Night," Barr brought down the house w

Shadow Debate

Not exactly as sinister as it sounds, but Michael Munger, the Libertarian candidate for governor in North Carolina, will be holding his own debate where he will respond to questions that he did not get a chance answer after being excluded from gubernatorial debates. 

Voters want Bob!

Are you aware that to get our Presidential Candidate, Bob Barr, into the debates, we need to be polling at 15% or higher? Perhaps you saw our urgent email about this?
According to a new Zogby poll, 55 percent of likely voters want Libertarian candidate Bob Barr included in the presidential debates!

MT governor points out the gorilla

There are all sizes of proverbial gorillas in the room that contains the political campaigns of John McCain and Barack Obama.  Few on the left point out that the oh-so-eloquent Obama stumbles aimlessly through answers to questions when not in front of a telepromter.  Additionally, we all know that it is only a matter of time before McCain breaks down into such a violent temper-tantrum that it will for

LA Times: "Not so fast, Mr. President"

In its blog, "Countdown to Crawford: The Last Days of the Bush Administration," the LA Times details a recent press release issued by the Libertarian Party. 

Recruiting volunteers with Craigslist

From our friendly neighborhood volunteer coordinator, Austin Petersen:

To supplement traditional recruitment through your local events, and to help with Ballot Access, I have been placing advertisements on the Web site Although it may not sound like a good place to look, you would be surprised at the return rate of people who reply to these ads. By writing highly charged political advertisements that cite specific issues that people care about in the subject lines, you can build your party by adding several new volunteers a week.

Where does your candidate stand?

Where does your candidate stand?

Bill of Rights Blackout

BlackoutRecently, LP presidential candidate Bob Barr testified at a congressional hearing about the separation of powers between the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government.  Calling for "a thorough inquiry into the Bush administration’s attack on the Constitution’s system of separation of powers and checks and bal


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